A Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner with 290 people aboard using a bomb hidden in his underwear is due in federal court for a hearing on postponing his trial.
Detroit U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds Is to preside at Thursday's hearing for Umar Abdulmutallab's (ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb).
His trial is scheduled October 4, but a lawyer helping him wants more time after getting more evidence from the government.
Anthony Chambers also seeks a new deadline to challenge evidence.
Prosecutors have urged Edmunds to stick to the October trial date, saying any delays are "needless."
Abdulmutallab is accused of trying to blow up a plane as it approached Detroit Metropolitan Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009.
Eleven crew members and 279 passengers were aboard.