Dutch probe into Christmas Day airline terror attack released

Dutch probe into airline

December 30, 2009 14:07

The Dutch government planned Wednesday on releasing results of its investigation into the failed Christmas Day terror attack on a US-bound airliner that took off from Amsterdam. Interior Minister Guusje Ter Horst scheduled a press conference to outline a probe into how 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab managed to board the Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit from Nigeria by way of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. A preliminary Dutch investigation had said that all security checks were correctly carried out in Amsterdam before the flight left and American authorities cleared the passenger list that included Abdulmutallab's name. Abdulmutallab smuggled explosives onto the plane but failed to successfully detonate them.

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