Thursday, February 16, 2012

Underwear Bomber' Sentenced To Life In Jail



A Nigerian student who confessed to trying to blow up a US passenger plane headed for Detroit with explosives concealed in his underwear has been jailed for life.

A bomb hidden in the underwear of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, now 25, caused a fire but failed to explode on a Delta Airlines flight carrying 289 people on Christmas Day 2009.

Abdulmutallab was eventually overpowered by passengers and crew on the Northwest Airlines flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. Read More