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'Jet Pack Man' May Have Resurfaced Near LAX

Pilot reported possible sighting Wednesday

(Newser) - "Use caution, the jet man is back," an air traffic controller at Los Angeles International Airport warned pilots in a recording obtained by CNN after a possible appearance of the mysterious figure first sighted near the airport last fall. The FAA says the pilot of a cargo Boeing...

Guy Who Jumped From Plane Allegedly Smoked 'a Lot' of Meth
He Jumped Out of a Plane at
LAX. Here's the Backstory
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He Jumped Out of a Plane at LAX. Here's the Backstory

Mexican national Luis Antonio Victoria Dominguez allegedly smoked 'a lot' of meth in days before flight

(Newser) - The man who jumped from a moving plane at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday not only broke his leg—he's now facing up to two decades in federal prison. Mexican national Luis Antonio Victoria Dominguez allegedly told authorities he'd spent the previous days smoking "a lot"...

Passenger Cuts Trip Short, Jumps From Moving Plane

Passenger's sudden exit landed him in the hospital

(Newser) - A man had second thoughts pretty quickly after boarding a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. As the plane was taxiing from the gate to the runway Friday evening, he got out of his seat, tried to open the cockpit door, and then decided to leave the only...

As Gold Bars Arrived at LAX, Workers Allegedly Got Greedy

2 cargo handlers charged with stealing gold worth $224K

(Newser) - The theft of four gold bars from a shipment sent to Los Angeles International Airport could send two cargo handlers to prison for up to 15 years. South Los Angeles residents Marlon Moody, 38, and Brian Benson, 35, were arrested Tuesday by the FBI on charges of conspiracy and theft...

TSA Agent Jailed for Making Woman Show Breasts

TSA agent Johnathon Lomeli sentenced to 60 days in jail for LAX stunt in June 2019

(Newser) - A former Transportation Security Administration agent who was accused of tricking a traveler into showing her breasts as she went through security at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded no contest Friday to false imprisonment, authorities said. Johnathon Lomeli entered the plea to a felony count and was sentenced to 60...

Traveler: TSA Agent Conducted Very Peculiar 'Screening'

Johnathon Lomeli, accused of tricking woman into baring her breasts, is fired

(Newser) - If a Transportation Security Administration agent asks you to lift up your shirt in an airport elevator, he's probably not following screening protocol. One woman found that out the hard way, and now an ex-TSA agent is facing legal repercussions. Per a criminal complaint cited by the AP , 22-year-old...

Travelers at 3 US Airports to Be Screened for New Virus

CDC worried about visitors from China at JFK, LAX, and San Francisco

(Newser) - Passengers arriving at three US airports from a city in China will be screened for a new type of coronavirus starting Friday. The CDC is dispatching about 100 people to help staff the quarantine stations at New York's JFK and the Los Angeles and San Francisco international airports, the...

10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Plane Takes Off From LAX

Janice Xu is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest on flight from LA to Seattle

(Newser) - A young girl was pronounced dead Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport after she suffered an apparent cardiac arrest on her Delta Air Lines flight that had just taken off for Seattle, forcing the plane to return due to the medical emergency, CBS News reports. CBS Los Angeles notes the...

This Airport Shuttle Service May Be Pricier Than the Flight

Blade helicopter ride starts at $195 per person, plus $350 fee

(Newser) - Why drive to the airport and stand in line when a helicopter can pick you up and drop you off one step from the gate? If you don't mind paying more than the cost of an economy seat on the flight you're arriving for, American Airlines makes it...

Passengers Experience Most Disappointing Flight Ever to Hawaii

Flight 33 was forced to return to LAX 3 times before the flight was just canceled

(Newser) - You know that feeling when you start your vacation and you just really, really want to get to your destination? Try to imagine, then, how passengers on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 33 felt Friday, when their plane from Los Angeles International Airport, bound for Maui, took off a total of three...

LAX Flight Plunges Into Nosedive
LAX Flight Plunges
Into Nosedive

LAX Flight Plunges Into Nosedive

A380 aircraft runs into terrifying 'wake turbulence'

(Newser) - A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne plummeted into a 10-second nosedive a few days ago that left passengers terrified, Australia's News Network reports. Seems flight QF94 ran into a "vortex" or "wake turbulence" caused by a flight that had left two minutes before. "It...

4 Hours Into Flight, Plane Does a U-Turn

Unauthorized passenger was supposed to be on different flight

(Newser) - A plane heading from Los Angeles to Tokyo turned back because an unauthorized person was on board. All Nippon Airways Flight 175 left Los Angeles International Airport around 11:30am Tuesday, but it never arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, KABC reports. Model Chrissy Teigen, who was on the...

New LAX Offering Allows the Rich to Avoid the Riff-Raff

High-end private terminal opens, but access doesn't come cheap

(Newser) - "First class is what's wrong," complained Renee Zellweger in Jerry Maguire . "It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life." Life just got a little better for A-listers currently forced to mingle with the riffraff at Los Angeles International Airport: The...

How a Major US Airport Has Become an Intel Jewel


How a Major US
Airport Has
Become an
Intel Jewel
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How a Major US Airport Has Become an Intel Jewel

LAX counterterrorism unit's capabilities could 'rival agencies of small nation-state': 'Atlantic'

(Newser) - A suicide car bombing killing dozens hasn't ever hit LA's airport, and if Anthony McGinty and Michelle Sosa have anything to do with it, it never will. In the Atlantic , Geoff Manaugh tells the story of McGinty (a Marine vet who looks like JK Simmons) and Sosa (a...

Coolio Faces Felony Charge for Alleged Gun in Carry-On Bag

He's been charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon

(Newser) - Authorities say Coolio has been charged with a felony after a gun was found in a backpack at Los Angeles International Airport, the AP reports. The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was charged Thursday with one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon....

Person in Zorro Getup Detained During LAX 'Gunshots' Panic

But it's not clear if 'Zorro' incident was related to 'gunshots'—and reports of gunfire turned out to be false

(Newser) - Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays, the AP reports. A search through terminals brought no evidence of a gunman or shots fired, LAPD...

Flight Attendant Who Fled LAX Surrenders at JFK

Marsha Gay Reynolds is arrested in NYC

(Newser) - A flight attendant who allegedly left her Gucci heels and nearly 70 pounds of cocaine behind when she fled LAX last week has surrendered at an airport on the other side of the country, authorities say. JetBlue flight attendant Marsha Gay Reynolds turned herself in at New York's JFK...

Flight Attendant Dumps Cocaine, Flees LAX

She bolted from security screening

(Newser) - Federal authorities are searching for a flight attendant they say bolted from a security screening at Los Angeles International Airport, leaving behind about 70 pounds of cocaine stashed in her luggage—and her Gucci heels. TSA officers stopped the woman at random Friday, and she remained at large Monday, a...

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Plane Near LAX

Police are looking for its owner

(Newser) - Officials say a drone came within about 200 feet of a commercial airliner as it approached Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, the AP reports. An FAA spokesperson says the pilot of the Lufthansa A380 reported that the drone had flown closely over it when the plane was about 5,...

US-Cuba Thaw Warms Up With Flights, Mail
US-Cuba Thaw Gets
Even Warmer

US-Cuba Thaw Gets Even Warmer

Both nations agree to direct-mail plan and charter flights

(Newser) - As relations thaw between the US and Cuba, direct mail is being re-established and charter flights are flying. The two nations announced Friday they have struck a deal to again have direct mail service, which was cut in 1963 at the height of Cold War tensions. Both countries say they...

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