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Cops: After Missing Flight,
Woman Made Bomb Threat
Sep 9, 2021 11:00 AM CDT
Cops: After Missing Flight, Woman Made Bomb Threat
Relatives say Marina Verbitsky was worried about her son missing school
- Relatives say Chicago woman Marina Verbitsky was worried about her son missing school when she was told she'd missed her flight home from Florida. Her actions at the boarding gate could put her behind bars until after he graduates. Police say the 46-year-old swore at JetBlue employees at Fort...
Details Emerge of Americans
Killed at Kabul Airport
Aug 28, 2021 7:30 AM CDT
Details Emerge of Americans Killed at Kabul Airport
A young dad-to-be, a 20-year-old Californian, a future policeman
- A young husband with a child on the way. Another man who always wanted to be in the military. A man who planned to become a sheriff’s deputy when his deployment ended. Heartwrenching details began emerging Friday about some of the 13 US troops killed in a suicide bombing...
US Bombs Afghanistan
After Biden Vows to Retaliate
Aug 28, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
US Bombs Afghanistan After Biden Vows to Retaliate
Unmanned airstrike hit ISIS target.
- The US military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. Per the AP , US...
'It's a Hard Day Today:'
13 US Troops Killed
Aug 26, 2021 2:37 PM CDT
'It's a Hard Day Today:' 13 US Troops Killed
Twin suicide blasts outside Kabul airport also killed dozens of Afghans
- Twin explosions outside the Kabul airport on Thursday resulted in dozens of civilian and military deaths. The Pentagon says 13 US troops were killed, reports CNN . "It's a hard day today," said Gen. Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie, head of the US Central Command, at a briefing. In...
Air Traffic Control Slip-Up
Almost Caused Disaster
Jul 20, 2021 2:37 PM CDT
Air Traffic Control Slip-Up Almost Caused Disaster
Paris controller cleared planes to take off, land on same runway
- Air safety investigators in France say a number of factors almost caused a disaster at the country's biggest airport last year—including the fact that an air traffic controller was out of practice due to reduced flights during the pandemic. According to a report released Tuesday, a United Airlines...
Lawyer: Passenger 'Said the
Magic Words You Do Not Say'
Jul 13, 2021 6:39 AM CDT
Lawyer: Passenger 'Said the Magic Words You Do Not Say'
Wegal Rosen, 74, arrested after bomb scare at Fort Lauderdale airport
- A Canadian who lives part time in Florida never completed his trip to Ontario over the weekend after an incident that caused chaos at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Per a police report and release cited by the
, Wegal Rosen, 74, became miffed on Saturday when he was told...
Tourists Accused of Trying to
Bribe Their Way Into Hawaii
Feb 19, 2021 7:12 AM CST
Tourists Accused of Trying to Bribe Their Way Into Hawaii
Louisiana couple didn't have negative COVID tests
- If you're interested in visiting the Aloha State, you'll have to be OK with a 10-day quarantine when you first arrive, unless you've got COVID test results in hand confirming you tested negative within the past 72 hours. Two tourists allegedly thought they could get around those...
Man Found Living at O'Hare
for Months Cited COVID Fears
in case you missed it
Jan 23, 2021 11:58 AM CST
Man Found Living at O'Hare for Months Cited COVID Fears
Police say Aditya Singh stayed at the airport undetected from Oct. 19 through Saturday
- O'Hare International Airport employees called 911 on Saturday after asking a man for his ID and discovering the airport badge he presented had been reported missing months earlier. Then the story got much, much weirder. Authorities say that man, 36-year-old Aditya Singh, had been living in a secured area...
The New Cabinet Arrived
by Plane. Then an Explosion
Dec 30, 2020 8:05 AM CST
The New Cabinet Arrived by Plane. Then an Explosion
At least 16 people are said to be dead after a blast in Aden, Yemen
- At least 16 people were killed Wednesday and another 60 wounded when a blast occurred at the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. The explosion happened a short time after the country's newly formed Cabinet arrived by plane; no one on that plane was killed or injured,...
Airline Mechanic Crushed
to Death in Chicago
Dec 17, 2020 12:55 PM CST
Airline Mechanic Crushed to Death in Chicago
Jijo George leaves behind a toddler and expectant wife
- An airline mechanic died Sunday after he was crushed by machinery at Chicago's O'Hare airport. The 35-year-old—identified on a GoFundMe page as Jijo George—provided ground support for Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary that flies under the name American Eagle, reports
. He suffered multiple...
Americans Shrug Off
CDC Pleas to Stay Home
Nov 22, 2020 3:30 PM CST
Americans Shrug Off CDC Pleas to Stay Home
Millions of plane tickets were already bought
- Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday, the AP reports. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they're still crowding airports and boarding planes. That's despite...
Who Opens a New
Oct 30, 2020 5:00 PM CDT
Who Opens a New Airport During a Pandemic? This City
Berlin's Brandenburg Airport is almost a decade late and $4.6B over budget, but it's finally here
- Having a grand opening for an airport in the middle of a pandemic may seem odd, but for Germany's newest travel hub, it's been a long time coming—14 years, to be exact. That's how long it's taken to complete Berlin's Brandenburg Airport, which was...
From 10 Flights Had
'Invasive' Exams in Qatar
Oct 28, 2020 7:48 AM CDT
Australia: Women From 10 Flights Had 'Invasive' Exams in Qatar
Qatar is apologizing after search for abandoned newborn went awry
- A baby was born and abandoned at an airport in Doha, Qatar, and now officials are apologizing over their controversial attempt to find the mother amid the revelation that there may have been more women involved than initially reported. After a newborn girl was found Oct. 2 in a trash...
This Airport Is Getting
Sep 23, 2020 4:25 PM CDT
This Airport Is Getting COVID-Sniffing Dogs
'It's a very promising method,' Finnish researchers say
- The new coronavirus test at Finland's main international airport delivers results in less than 10 seconds—and has four paws. Helsinki Airport has deployed a team of dogs trained to sniff out the coronavirus as part the first large-scale trial of the the method, the
Authorities Couldn't Find This
Guy—Until He Lost His Temper
Jul 18, 2020 2:00 PM CDT
Authorities Couldn't Find This Guy—Until He Lost His Temper
Marcus Catalin Rosu is accused of 'skimming' from ATMs
- If only Marcus Catalin Rosu had kept his cool. The California man's blow-up at an airport car rental eventually led to his arrest for alleged "skimming"—a fraud issue that plagues the ATM industry, the
New York Times
reports. Authorities say Rosu, 39, had been riding his...
Positive COVID Test
Causes Delays at
World's Busiest Airport
Jul 2, 2020 8:10 AM CDT
Positive COVID Test Causes Delays at World's Busiest Airport
Atlanta checkpoint was closed for deep cleaning
- Despite sharply reduced passenger numbers during the pandemic, there were long lines at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Wednesday after a TSA screener tested positive for COVID-19. The main security checkpoint at the airport was shut down for a biohazard cleaning and travelers were directed to a smaller checkpoint, Fox reports....
Name in Play
Jun 28, 2020 10:40 AM CDT
1971 Racist Comments Again Have Airport's Name in Play
John Wayne advocated white supremacy in interview
- "I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility," actor John Wayne said in a 1971 interview. Those views—and quite a few others—are catching up to him. The Democratic Party of Orange County wants Wayne's name removed from the...
Airline Flies to Italy, Forgets
to See if Airport Is Open
May 26, 2020 9:11 AM CDT
Airline Flies to Italy, Forgets to See if Airport Is Open
After 'sightseeing tour,' Eurowings took 2 passengers back to Germany
- A plane carried passengers from Germany to Italy before turning around midair because its intended airport is closed until next month. A spokesperson for German airline Eurowings confirmed the Saturday mix-up, which played out over four hours, per CNN . Flight EW9844 set off from Düsseldorf, intending to make the...
The Feds Investigate
Apr 29, 2020 4:49 PM CDT
The Feds Investigate Harrison Ford
The aviation enthusiast apparently misheard a control-tower message
- "You know, sometimes I amaze even myself." Han Solo's iconic line didn't quite apply Friday when Harrison Ford flirted with disaster on a Southern California runway, the
reports. The 77-year-old actor apparently misheard the control tower operator at Hawthorne Airport and crossed a runway...
Throng Welcomes Missionaries
at Airport, Angering Officials
Mar 23, 2020 7:00 PM CDT
Throng Welcomes Missionaries at Airport, Angering Officials
Hundreds gathered to meet family members returning because of pandemic
- Hundreds of people gathered in an airport parking garage on Sunday to welcome 1,500 missionaries home from the Philippines, often with hugs. Sen. Mitt Romney, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Salt Lake International Airport and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have asked that they not do it...
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