- The Washington Times - Monday, September 8, 2008


LONDON (AP) – A British jury has found three men guilty of conspiracy to murder thousands by plotting to down at least seven trans-Atlantic airliners bound for the United States.

The prosecutor told jurors during the trial that the men planned to attack United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada flights by smuggling liquid explosives onto jets and detonating them in-flight.

The unraveling of the plot in the summer of 2006 caused travel chaos. Restrictions on the amount of liquid passengers can carry in their hand luggage – imposed in the wake of the men’s arrest – still remain in place.

It was intended to be the bloodiest terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001.

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