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Flight 253: Passenger witness acounts raise questions
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of CNN

CNN, December 30, 2009
Posted: January 4th, 2010

As Northwest Flight 253 made its final approach to Detroit on Christmas, the actions of one man put at risk the lives of nearly 300 passengers on the jetliner -- and the quick thinking of another helped prevent disaster. Jasper Schuringa, a Dutch filmmaker, appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live". "First, it was just 'bang,'" he said. "And you're trying to look around, like where's this bang coming from." Immediately afterward, someone screamed "Fire!" Schuringa said he noticed a man on the left side of the aisle, sitting still while on fire. "And he was still holding it in his hands. And I had to, like, rip the bomb out of his hands." Schuringa said the man just stared at him, but did not let go of whatever he was holding onto. Schuringa described how he yanked the object from the man, stamped out the fire with his hands and tossed it. Through it all, the man appeared dazed. "He was staring into nothing," Schuringa said. Among the passengers on the Friday flight were Wisconsin native Richelle Keepman and her family. On "Larry King Live" she [remembered] one odd detail. Amid the commotion, a man about 10 seats in front of Keepman was capturing it all with a camcorder. "It was definitely a little out of the ordinary," she said. "I mean, I don't know why he was standing up and we were supposed to be seated and he was filming it."

Note: There are many other very strange things related to this flight reported in the media. For those interested in exploring more verifiable facts around this incident, click here.

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