Second Incident on Northwest Flight 253 Blamed on Food Poisoning

By Alicia Dennis on
Members of the National Guard patrol Terminal 4 of JFK airport on December 27, 2009 in the Queens borough of New York City. Attempts at tightening airport security have been made after the failed Christmas Day attack of a trans-Atlantic flight over Detroit. (Getty Images)more pics On December 27, FBI agents and local police swarmed Northwest Flight 253 upon its arrival in Detroit after a passenger reportedly refused to leave the bathroom after more than an hour. On December 25...Read Full Story

Passenger Interview from Flight 253

By Livingly Staff on
Flight 253 suffered an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas day 2009. The flight ws enroute to Detroit when a Nigerian man tried to light explosives but was stopped by other passengers. Flight 253 had 278 passengers and 11 crew members aboard at the time.Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly attempted to light what is being described as a powdery substance. Passengers and flight crew initially thought he was attempting to light fireworks on the flight.Fellow passengers reported hearing a...Read Full Story