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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot / Airline Security #955519

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 27, 2009
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(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Detroit: John Yang) A second emergency on Flight 253, the same one that suicide bomber Umar Abdulmutallab threatened on Christmas day, featured; scenes from the Detroit airport & a photo of Abdulmutallab on the plane shown; details given about multiple data bases. [On "Meet the Press," Homeland Security Secretary Janet NAPOLITANO - says we are looking at how Abdulmutallab got on the plane.] Map shown of the route of Flight 253. [Passenger Melinda DANIELS†- describes what happened on the plane.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY†- says explosive detection is difficult.]

(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The tightening of airport security & plane procedures on international flights featured; details given about the new rules for flights. [Five PASSENGERS - react to the last-hour & GPS/TV rules.] [Aviation security expert Rafi RON†- talks about the lists problems.]

(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Honolulu: Chuck Todd) The reaction of vacationing President Obama to the Detroit situation & Republican criticism of Secretary Napolitano & terrorism policy outlined.

(Studio: Amy Robach) The search in London for clues about Abdulmutallab noted.

(Abuja, Nigeria: Erin Burnett) The background of the Abdulmutallab family in Nigeria reviewed; details given about the banker father's letter to the US embassy about his son's behavior; Nigerian newspaper headline shown.

(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Richard Engel) The Yemen connection to Abdulmutallab & the Ft. Hood attacker with a strong Al Qaeda base there reviewed.

Robach, Amy;
Yang, John;
Sanders, Kerry;
Todd, Chuck;
Burnett, Erin

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