UK US Airline Plot Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the 2006 terrorist plot to blow up US-bound flights that originated in the United Kingdom.

It is believed that the terrorists were planning to carry peroxide-based explosives in liquid or gel/lotion form in carry-on luggage. The explosives would be hidden in common items such as toothpaste or shampoo bottles. Separately, the explosives triggers would be hidden in an iPod or cell phone. Once on board, the plotters would combine the two and detonate a bomb.
The attacks were to be simultaneous suicide bombings aboard planes flying over the Atlantic, giving the pilots no place to land.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *