Jasper Schuringa who attacked the Christmas Bomber on Flight 253

Jasper Schuringa who attacked the Christmas Bomber on Flight 253

I am sure we can all remember the Christmas Bomber who tried to blow up Delta Air Lines flight 253 back on December 25, 2009. Recently, the passenger who bravely overpowered the terrorist and could have saved lives. Jasper Schuringa heard a loud pop and smelled smoke in the cabin before taking action. Schuringa quickly climb over seats to confront the terrorist Farouk Abdulmutallab. When Schuringa reached the terrorist he had the explosive in his hands on fire. Even though it didn’t explode how it was supposed to, it still could detonate at anytime and the flames were catching pillows on fire. Schuringa took the explosive away and tried to put the flames out with his bare hands. When that didn’t work he threw it on the ground and asked for fire extinguishers.

While other passengers worked to put out the flames, Schuringa started to attack the terrorist putting him in a headlock and fighting with him in the aisle. Other passengers and crew members then joined in the attack and were able to get Abdulmutallab into handcuffs.

Schuringa ended up suffering burns on his hand and was credited for his quick actions to subdue the terrorist. Schuringa was awarded by the Conway Safe Skies Award, which has been given out since 1990 to recognize outstanding efforts to protect the global air travelers’ safety. Nominees can include flight crews, passengers, ground crews, law enforcement officers, security personnel, aircraft designers, airport officials, and scientists developing explosives detection devices or other security systems.

Thanks Michael for point this out!

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I’d like to think most people would do the same. Sadly this is not the case. I know what I would do should the situation ever appear. While its nice to get an award for his heroics I’m sure this guy would just assume we all move on. Probably a day that everybody on board want to forget. Us bloggers continue to bring it up…. 😉

The first reports were about firecrackers in a plane. He had one part of the so called explosives on his upper leg and the second part that makes the big bang in his hand to inject it. Some reports talked about badly injured because of the fire. How is it possible that his underwear is badly damaged because of the fire, yet when you see the ONLY picture of him being carried out of the plane he has a clean neet white shirt on. no smoke marks nothing.
How is it possible that this boy can be on fire at his most personal parts and yet stay very calm in his seat>????
Why is this the only picture and are no videos released by SCHIPHOL. just 6 months before they installed behaviour monitoring camera’s and facial recognition camera’s They also rearranged the area in a DECENTRELLISED area.
more then 4500 camera’s are in and around schiphol. Why is the man that aided him on the plane not mentioned. Why is the man that videod the whole scene in the plane NOT mentioned.
Why have we not heard from Jasper after the last interview and he changed his testimony????


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