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Cops: Pilot Who Hit 'Breaking Point' Took Ax to Parking Barrier

United Airlines pilot charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief

(Newser) - United Airlines pilot Kenneth Henderson Jones was apparently having a rough day on Aug. 2—which was bad news for a parking lot barrier he encountered at Denver International Airport. The 63-year-old pilot was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief after he attacked the exit barrier with a full-sized ax, hitting...

Mom: Southwest Accused Me of Trafficking My Own Daughter

Mary MacCarthy, who's white, says she and her biracial 10-year-old child were racially profiled

(Newser) - A single mom has sued Southwest, accusing the airline of racial discrimination after a flight attendant suspected she may have been trafficking a child—her own daughter. NBC News reports that Mary MacCarthy, who's white, was traveling with her then-10-year-old daughter, Moira, who's Black, in October 2021 from...

Pieces of Plane Fall Near Homes After Engine Failure

United flight makes emergency landing in Denver

(Newser) - A United Airlines plane showered neighborhoods with metal debris Saturday before making an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. The crew had reported that the right engine had failed and that the plane was turning back to the airport. The Boeing 777-200 landed safely, the FAA said. In the meantime,...

City of Denver to Pony Up for Wrongfully Arrested Nude Pilot

Andrew Collins may still sue airport hotel after indecent exposure charges were dropped

(Newser) - Andrew Collins has long insisted he did nothing wrong by standing naked at his hotel window overlooking Denver International Airport—and now, his lawyer says, it's payback time for the trouble he's endured since. NBC News reports the city of Denver has settled with Collins and will pay...

Plane Makes Emergency Landing for Odd Reason

Passenger gets stuck in plane lavatory

(Newser) - A United Airlines jet had to make an emergency landing in Denver Wednesday night, but the emergency in question only applied to one person. Flight 1554 from Washington, DC, to San Francisco made the unscheduled stop "to assist a customer who was in the lavatory when the lavatory door...

Talking Gargoyle Lights Up Denver Airport

Conspiracy-pushing statue entertaining passengers who walk by

(Newser) - “Did you have to buy an extra seat for your hat, sir?” Visitors to Denver International Airport, including the man in a cowboy hat who was asked that question, are being surprised by a seriously chatty gargoyle. The talking statue has been installed in the center of the airport...

Pilot in Hot Water After Giving Airport-Goers an Eyeful

Andrew Collins stood in front of his hotel room window in the buff

(Newser) - Capt. Andrew Collins doesn't deny he stood in his birthday suit in front of his hotel window at Denver International Airport in September. He just didn't think anyone could see him, he now tells the Denver Post . But the 54-year-old United Airlines pilot was definitely visible to a...

Super-Secret Bunkers Under Denver Airport? Eh, Maybe

A writer explores conspiracy theories, doesn't think this one is so far-fetched

(Newser) - Denver International Airport is, among other things, a magnet for wackadoo conspiracy theories . The 32-foot statue of a blue mustang with glowing orange eyes doesn't help, nor does the fact that a piece of the horse fell off and killed the sculptor while it was a work in progress,...

Jet Catches Fire on Runway, Passengers Evacuated

Cause of fire at Denver airport still being investigated

(Newser) - One of the engines of a regional jet caught fire on a taxiway shortly after landing at Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon, the AP reports. SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow says the 59 passengers on the United Express plane operated by SkyWest were safely evacuated. No one was injured on...

Driver Killed, Teens Hurt in Bizarre Airport Bus Crash

Bus inexplicably circled back after picking up high school football team

(Newser) - A school bus driver was killed and up to 20 of her passengers were hospitalized after a bizarre crash at Denver International Airport Sunday afternoon. Cops say the driver had picked up 28 members of the Legacy High School football team and four coaches when she inexplicably circled back to...

Why Denver's Airport Has So Many Crazy Tales

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Why Denver's Airport Has So Many Crazy Tales

Atlas Obscura rounds up the conspiracy theories

(Newser) - Airports are routinely ranked on things like arrival and departure times, but if there were a category for conspiracy theories, one airport would take first place every time: Denver International. Atlas Obscura rounds up some of the more bizarre ones surrounding the airport, which happens to be the largest by...

2 TSA Screeners Fired Over Groping Scheme

CBS Denver: Male employee got help to perform patdowns on attractive men

(Newser) - TSA would have us believe that all its screeners are professionals who would never, ever stoop to gawking at our X-rayed private parts or, maybe worse, copping a feel. CBS Denver , however, reports that two screeners at Denver's airport have been fired after their groping scheme was uncovered. It...

Denver Airport: No More Pot-Themed Souvenirs

'There's more to our state,' airport spokesman says

(Newser) - People flying out of the main airport in the Mile High City will no longer be allowed to buy souvenirs to remind them of how they got legally high there. Marijuana is still banned in Denver International Airport and authorities have decided to ban marijuana-themed keepsakes as well, reports USA ...

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Woman Outdoes TSA,
Strips in Airport

Woman Outdoes TSA, Strips in Airport

She's whisked off to hospital

(Newser) - TSA agents are itching for strip searches? They got a strip search. When a feisty traveler at Denver International was told to put out her cigarette in a nonsmoking area of the airport, she suddenly stripped off every stitch of clothing. TSA agents responded—and transported her to a local...

Passenger Raped in Denver Airport

Victims said workers didn't intervene to stop attack

(Newser) - The family of a woman raped in a Denver airport terminal earlier this week is accusing airport workers of walking by without intervening. The woman—who was in the airport late at night after missing a flight—was attacked by a stranger in the nearly deserted terminal after she refused...

'God of Dead' Creeps Out Denver Airport Travelers

It's 'bad voodoo,' says one bugged traveler

(Newser) - A 7-ton statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, has been making the rounds, promoting a traveling King Tut exhibit that's already been to London, New York, and Dallas. But its latest stop, outside the main terminal of the Denver International Airport, isn't going over so well, reports...

Plane Diverts to Denver After Passenger Tries to Open Door

Cops take him into custody, alcohol involved

(Newser) - A United Airlines jetliner carrying more than 100 people from Washington, DC, to Las Vegas was diverted to Denver yesterday after a passenger tried to open an exterior door on the plane while it was in flight, officials said. Denver police took the passenger into custody and were interviewing him...

FAA Starts Own Balloon Boy Probe

Flight delays at Denver airport during caper could result in fines

(Newser) - The Federal Aviation Administration is the latest agency to start its own investigation of last week’s Colorado balloon circus, with authorities looking into delays at Denver International Airport during the craft’s flight. And while local law enforcement wants criminal charges against the Heene family, any FAA violations would...

Balloon Family Feels 'Under Siege': Lawyer

Lawyer says stunt has turned into a "nightmare for the family."

(Newser) - Richard and Mayumi Heene are likely regretting the hoax they staged using their 6-year-old son and a balloon: With criminal charges looming and public opinion turning against them, the family feels “under siege,” their lawyer said today. The FAA has opened an investigation into the incident; it has...

'Demon Horse' Divides Denver

Critics stampede to complain about sculptire of 32-foot mustang with blazing red eyes

(Newser) - A fierce controversy has reared up in Denver over a gigantic blue mustang that looms at the gateway to the city's airport, reports the Wall Street Journal. Naysayers complain that a "terrifying" 32-foot sculpture with glowing red eyes isn't the kind of first impression Denver should be giving visitors....

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