2006 transatlantic aircraft plot

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Event.png 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date2006 - 9 August 2006
Blamed onIbrahim Savant, Arafat Khan, Waheed Zaman
DescriptionThe 'liquid bomb plot' after which tight restrictions were introduced for passengers aboard commercial flights.

Official narrative

A BBC story posted on 7 September 2009 provides a convenient summary of the official narrative.[1] "The plot had the potential to be three times as deadly as the 9/11 attacks of 2001." The plot was foiled by a team under the direction of Andrew Parker.[2]


The carrying of liquids was greatly restricted. Bruce Schneier remarked that "Anyone who thinks the liquid ban is anything other than security theater is just not paying attention."[3]


In 2010, Ibrahim Savant, Arafat Khan and Waheed Zaman were found guilty of the plot.


The Official Culprits

Arafat Khan
Ibrahim Savant
Waheed Zaman