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Last updated: 25 September 2018
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:vrijdag 25 december 2009
Tijd:ca 11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A333 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-323X
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northwest Airlines
Registratie: N820NW
Constructienummer: 859
Bouwjaar: 2007-08-01 (2 years 5 months)
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4168A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 278
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 289
Schade: Geen
Plaats:nabij Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM), Nederland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 253
An Airbus A330-323X passenger jet, registered N820NW, was involved in a failed attempt to blow-up the aircraft. Northwest Airlines flight NW253 from Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) was approaching the destination Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW) when a passenger attempted to ignite some kind of incendiary device. The man, a 23 year old Nigerian national, had explosive powder taped to his leg and used a syringe of chemicals to mix with the powder that was to cause an explosion. A small fire erupted, but this was put out using a fire extinguisher.
The passenger was immediately subdued. He was arrested by authorities after safely landing at Detroit.

» Detroit airliner incident 'was failed bomb attack' (BBC News, 26-12-2009)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport en Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI bedraagt 6277 km (3923 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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