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  • Gunman Opens Fire on Motorists Near Airport in Washington State

    06/14/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | June 14, 2018
    Police are asking the public for help as they try to find the shooter who opened fire and hit four vehicles driving on State Route 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. All of the drivers escaped without injury, local TV station KCPQ reported. The shootings took place as the vehicles were going southbound on SR 509 at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SR 509 was closed down between 160th and 188th streets for hours while police scoured the area on the ground and from the air for the shooter. No one was found, but evidence was collected and the highway was reopened...
  • Police: 13-year-old girl helped beat up woman at Atlanta airport during robbery

    05/03/2018 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | May 3, 308 | Matt Johnson
    ATLANTA - Police say attackers, including a 13-year-old girl, targeted a woman parking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The attacked happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday. The woman, in her late 20s, was in her car and ready to leave when police say two very young teenagers came to her window asking for help. She rolled down the window and then next thing she knew, they left her bloodied and without a car, according to authorities. Police say investigators recovered the victim's car and also arrested the 13-year-old girl.
  • Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last

    04/26/2018 2:57:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Mikey Campbell
    Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago. Apple confirmed the demise of its base station lineup in an email to AppleInsider, saying existing stock will be sold through the company's online and brick-and-mortar stores, as well as authorized resellers, until supplies are exhausted. News of the discontinuation comes more than a year after reports claimed Apple broke its AirPort division apart, a sign that it planned to soon ditch the branded wireless...
  • Miami couple skimmed millions. An exclusive airport lounge was operation’s HQ.

    02/28/2018 6:01:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 27, 2018 | Tarpley Hitt
    A married couple last week admitted to using the lounge in an operation that stole millions of dollars, using shadow bank accounts to loot funds intended for Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department. Former Club America account manager Elena Iglesias, and her contractor husband, Lazaro Iglesias, pleaded guilty to organized fraud, grand theft, and two counts of money laundering. After they surrender next month, they’ll each serve three years in prison and have to pay $2.6 million in restitution. Once out, they’ll be placed on 10 years of probation. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article202385959.html#storylink=cpy
  • Spirit Airlines employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down the toilet

    02/08/2018 5:59:51 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight.
  • Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

    01/29/2018 12:38:11 PM PST · by ro_dreaming · 130 replies
    www.curbed.com ^ | Mar 24. 2017 | Barbara Eldredge
    While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Dubbed the “endless runway”, Hesselink’s brainchild is a 360-degree landing strip measuring more than two miles in diameter. Since airplanes would be able to approach and take off from any direction around the proposed circle, they wouldn’t have to fight against crosswinds. And three planes would be able to take off or land at the same time.
  • Water Main Break at JFK Airport Floods Baggage Claim Area, Shuts Down International Flights

    01/07/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 7, 2018
    Water flowed into Terminal 4, soaking stranded travelers’ luggage and forcing a partial evacuation of the terminal, the major arrival point for international travelers. Incoming flights to Terminal 4 were shut down for several hours. Up to 3 inches of water formed in the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal and then flowed outside onto a roadway, which was closed because of icing, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said at a news conference. He said the arrivals area and customs office should reopen within several hours. “The volume of water severely compromised all the operations,” Cotton said,...
  • 'It was chaos': Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

    01/05/2018 10:10:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/05/2018 | Mallone Mullin
    Two airliners collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night, causing a small fire on one and an emergency evacuation of the other. WestJet Flight 2425, arriving from Cancun, had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was waiting to proceed to the gate when a Sunwing aircraft backed into it. No one injured after 2 airplanes at Pearson clip wings The Sunwing aircraft was not carrying any passengers or crew, according to Beverly MacDonald, a representative for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. It was being towed by the airline's ground crew. MacDonald said an investigation is underway. While there were...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • Gun Found In Lunch Bag Of TSA Worker

    12/06/2017 12:53:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | no byline
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A Transportation Security Administration worker packed more than just a sandwich in his lunch bag while heading to work at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The worker mistakenly packed a gun, which was found by officials as the worker passed through a security checkpoint screening before work, confirmed TSA spokesman Mike McCarthy on Tuesday. “The firearm was detected on Friday at the security checkpoint when a TSA employee underwent screening at the beginning of their shift,” McCarthy said.
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, BelgiumÂ’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken âś” @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • Che Guevara Banner Removed from Miami Int'l Airport

    Infamous revolutionary Che Guevara made a brief cameo at Miami International Airport, stirring up some controversy. “El Che” was included in an exhibit, sponsored by the Irish Embassy, showing off people of Irish decent that made an impact on Latin America. According to a statement from Miami International Airport, the banner was installed accidentally by a contractor hired by the Consulate General’s office. Once the Miami-Dade Aviation Department was made aware of the banner, they had it removed.k
  • Need A Ride From SJO At 1:30PM Tomorrow (29 Aug}

    08/28/2017 4:13:34 PM PDT · by Windflier · 58 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 28 August 2017 | Windy
    Hi everyone, I'm arriving at San Jose airport on Tuesday the 29th at 1:00PM, and need a short ride to my family's house a short distance away. My 87 year old dad just passed and I'm flying in from Texas to attend his funeral. None of my family members can pick me up, and I don't want to put myself at the mercy of some Uber driver with piercings and tattoos, nor do I trust foreign taxi drivers. If anyone in the San Jose area can give me a lift to my dad's house (less than ten miles), I'll be...
  • Don't Call Me Sweetheart: Ashley Judd Slams 'Everyday Sexism' at Airport

    08/10/2017 5:35:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 109 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Caroline Carballeira
    You can call Ashley Judd a Golden Globe-nominated actress or a feverish Kentucky Wildcats fan — but don't call her "sweetheart." Judd took to Facebook Live earlier this week condemning employees at an unspecified airport after saying she experienced "everyday sexism" on her way through security Saturday.
  • DOJ Releases 400-Plus Pages of Lynch-Clinton Meeting Emails – After FBI Said No Records Existed

    08/07/2017 3:22:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8-7-17 | Zenny Phuong
    The Department of Justice on Friday released 413 pages of emails related to a controversial private meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation into then-presidential-candidate Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi emails. The FBI said earlier such records did not exist. This discharge of information is the result of a lawsuit filed against the DOJ by the American Council for Law and Justice (ACLJ) in November 2016. The newly-released emails mostly include DOJ officials’ conversations with reporters, who were seeking comment on the meeting between Lynch and the former president on an airport tarmac in...
  • MD11 Turbulent Weather Landing Cockpit View

    07/22/2017 8:44:09 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-22-17 | JR
    You can hear the "Star Trek" voice emergency system giving altitude notifications moment by moment.
  • Sint Maarten jet engine blast kills New Zealand woman

    07/13/2017 12:37:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the beach. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off. Police said the 57-year-old woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards, causing serious injury.
  • Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport (2 articles)

    07/13/2017 8:36:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 13, 2017
    Tourist killed by jet blast at notorious Caribbean airport Gavin Haines The Daily Telegraph July 13, 2017 A tourist has died at one of the world’s most dangerous airports. The woman – a 57-year-old New Zealander – was reportedly watching a plane take off from the notorious Princess Juliana Airport in St Maarten when she was knocked over by the thrust from one of its engines. More New Zealand woman killed by jet plane takeoff on Caribbean island The New Zealand Herald July 13, 2017 A New Zealand woman has been tossed to her death by the jet blast from...
  • Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

    07/11/2017 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 60 replies
    Mercury News ^ | July 10, 2017 | Matthias Gafni, Bay Area News Group
    SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” incident. An air traffic controller sent the descending Air Canada Airbus 320 on a “go-around” — an unusual event where pilots must pull up and...