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**FILE** Passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 were evacuated after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day in 2009. Officials accused a Nigerian aboard, identified as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, of trying to ignite an explosive device in his underwear. Northwest merged with Delta Air Lines in 2008. (Associated Press)

**FILE** Passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 were evacuated after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day in 2009. Officials accused a Nigerian aboard, identified as Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, of trying to ignite an explosive device in his underwear. Northwest merged with Delta Air Lines in 2008. (Associated Press)

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