Terror Suspect Found Guilty of Trying to Blow Up Hidden Bomb on Plane

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May 01, 2019May 01, 2019

A terrifying incident almost took place in the sky recently after a man tried to blow up a plane. It was all part of a horrible terrorist plot.

Now, Australian courts have ruled on the matter. The suspect has been found guilty of trying to use explosives to bring down an Etihad flight using a bomb he had concealed.

"Police said Khaled Khayat, 51, conspired with his brother Mahmoud Khayat, 34, to bring down an Etihad flight carrying 400 passengers from Sydney to Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2017, by hiding military grade explosives in another brother’s luggage. The terror plot was foiled when the third brother, unaware that he was carrying a bomb disguised as a meat grinder, tried to check in the luggage at Sydney airport but it was too heavy, Reuters reported," according to Fox.

The man now faces life in prison for the crime. He was convicted on Wednesday and awaits his sentencing.

The allegedly tired to bring down the plane on behalf of the Islamic State. Terror was a definite motive for his attack.

Thankfully, officials were able to take the device out of his luggage before it was ever past security. The safety checks the airlines had put into place worked as designed.

"Australia has a five-level terror threat ranking system and 'probable' is its midpoint. The threat likelihood has been set at probable since the system was introduced in 2015," wrote Fox.

His brother is also facing the court system in regards to his won case. He was accused of planning a chemical attack on Sydney, Australia.

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