Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Disturbance on The Same Amsterdam-Detroit Flight

This one, unlike the unsuccessful attempt to bring the plane down on Christmas, this does not appear to be a terrorist attack. Flight attendants got concerned when a Nigerian passenger spent an hour in the bathroom. The passenger is now thought to have actually been sick, but given that the terrorist had spent a significant time in the bathroom likely preparing his explosive the concern was legitimate.

"The same Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight that was attacked on Christmas Day saw another security scare Sunday after a confrontation with a sick passenger, officials said. Security and airline personnel have been on edge since authorities charged a passenger from Nigeria with attempting to detonate a hidden explosive device while his flight from Amsterdam approached Detroit on Friday.

In the Sunday incident, the flight crew became concerned after the man - also Nigerian - became sick and spent about an hour locked in the bathroom, officials said.

"This raised concerns so an alert was raised," FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said. "The investigation shows that this was a non-serious incident and all is clear at this point." No devices have been found on the plane and investigators say no apparent threats were made, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr ."

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