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Friday 25th of December 2009

15 years ago

23-year-old terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab aka Omar Farooq al-Nigeri aka The Underwear Bomber attempts to detonate PETN and TAPN plastic explosives hidden in his underwear aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam in Denver, Colorado, United States.

Abdulmutallab spent about 20 minutes in the toilet as the flight approached Detroit and then covered himself with a blanket after returning to his seat. Other passengers then heard popping noises, smelled a foul odour and some saw Abdulmutallab's trouser leg and the wall of the plane on fire. Fellow passenger Jasper Schuringa jumped on Abdulmutallab and subdued him as flight attendants used fire extinguishers to douse the flames. Two days after the attack Abdulmutallab was released from a hospital where he had been treated for first and second degree burns to his hands, and second degree burns to his right inner thigh and genitalia.