Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Jasper Schuringa

Age: 32
Occupation: Independent filmmaker
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

On Dec. 24, 2009, Schuringa, a passenger on Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, overpowered a man who was trying to blow up the plane using explosives sewn into his underpants. Because of his quick actions, the Netherlands-born Schuringa was credited with foiling the so-called Underwear Bomber's attack.