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  • Pictures Reveal What ‘Jet Pack Man' in Sky Near LAX Might Be — and It's Not What You'd Expect

    11/02/2021 5:52:55 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Channel 4 NBC LA ^ | 02 November 2021 | Eric Leonard
    Authorities investigating a series of possible jetpack sightings over Los Angeles believe they may have identified an explanation for the mysterious reports - one that requires no fuel, no engines, and no high-flying technology. "One working theory is that pilots might have seen balloons," the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Aviation Administration said in statements, after NBC Los Angeles obtained police video and photos that appear to show a human-shaped inflatable toy floating thousands of feet above Beverly Hills. The crew aboard an LAPD helicopter captured the images last year, about two weeks after the second reported sighting of...
  • 2 people detained at LAX after police respond to reports of person with firearm at Terminal 1

    10/28/2021 10:06:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    KABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | 28 October 2021 | uncredited ABC 7
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people have been detained at the Los Angeles International Airport after police responded to reports of a person with a firearm Thursday night, forcing hundreds of travelers to evacuate. According to LAX, the report was made at around 7:30 p.m. about a person with a firearm in Terminal 1... ...As of Thursday at 8:53 p.m., the south side of the airfield opened to flights, but the north side remained closed. One passenger spoke with ABC7 shortly after the incident and claims the pilot said someone believed they saw a gun and yelled, "Gun!"...
  • Californians Desperate To Escape Cling To Landing Gear Of Last Jet Leaving LAX

    09/16/2021 3:26:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/16/2021 | Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—One day after Governor Newsom fended off recall and secured the continuation of his reign, swarms of Californians descended upon Los Angeles International Airport desperate to escape. As planes filled and people began getting turned away, mothers attempted to pass their babies over the fence of the tarmac, and others clung to the landing gear of the last departing planes. Timothy Sawchuck of Pomona, who released his grip on the landing gear just before it became too late, said, “Grabbing the landing gear is what you do when you’re fleeing an authoritarian regime, right? I’m pretty sure I...
  • Governor Abbott Bribes Charter Plane Pilot To Take Texas Democrats Back To California

    07/14/2021 11:53:00 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 07/14/2021 | Babylon Bee
    LOS ANGELES, CA—LAX air traffic controllers are scrambling to make room on the runway for an unexpected arrival: a charter plane full of Texas Democrats. According to sources, Governor Abbott bribed the charter plane pilot tasked with taking the Democrats back to Texas, and convinced the pilots to reroute to California, where they'll probably feel more at home. Abbott's approval rating skyrocketed after employing the "4D chess" move, which got rid of Texas Democrats for good and allowed Republicans to continue running the state unimpeded in one fell swoop. "Well, y'all, looks like we ain't in Texas anymore," said one...
  • LAX traveler, after possible hijacking attempt, opens door, jumps out of taxiing aircraft

    06/26/2021 4:02:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2021 | Brie Stimson
    A flight was delayed out the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday evening after a passenger opened a plane door and jumped out while the aircraft was taxiing before takeoff, according to reports. The incident was reportedly being investigated as a hijacking attempt, though no more details on that allegation were immediately available. It also happened on the same day Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly landed at the same airport en route to her home in L.A.'s Brentwood neighborhood after her visit to El Paso, Texas, earlier in the day. The Texas trip was Harris' first visit to the U.S.-Mexico...
  • Crew, Passengers Aboard Delta Flight From Los Angeles Thwart Attempted Hijacking – FBI Investigating (VIDEO)

    06/04/2021 10:36:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/4/2021 | Cristina Laila
    Crew members and passengers aboard a Delta flight leaving Los Angeles stopped an attempted hijacking Friday afternoon. The flight was headed to Nashville but had to be diverted to Albuquerque for an emergency landing after a male passenger tried to break into the cockpit. Delta crew members and male passengers were seen wrestling with the suspect. The suspect was dragged to the back of the plane. VIDEO: Crew members used a zip tie to restrain the man
  • 2 LAX cargo handlers arrested, charged in theft of gold bars worth $224K

    05/25/2021 6:11:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 25, 2021 | by: Erika Martin
    The four gold bars stolen were part of a larger shipment from Australia, and Moody is accused of taking them after part of the cargo got separated from the rest when it arrived at LAX on April 22, 2020. A Canadian bank had shipped 2,000 gold bars, each weighing a kilogram and valued at around $56,000, via Singapore Airlines. During a layover at LAX, the gold was removed from the plane and secured, but an inventory check that evening showed one box of 25 bars had gone missing, prosecutors said. The following morning, Moody allegedly discovered the missing box near...
  • Adam Schiff FBI rumor…

    12/25/2020 12:03:09 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 160 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | 12/25/20 | MelinasRhonda Twitter
    Adam Schiff was taken from LAX to the Los Angeles FBI building, and has not exited since going in a little after 10:00 AM, this morning my FBI source is telling me
  • Fake coronavirus test kits seized at LAX

    03/14/2020 8:05:22 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    ktla.com ^ | 3/14/2020 | Nouran Salahieh
    Officers seized counterfeit coronavirus test kits at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Saturday. A package arrived at LAX from the United Kingdom and was labeled “Purified Water Vials,” according to a CBP news release. Fake coronavirus test kits are seen in photos released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after they were seized at Los Angeles International Airport on March 12, 2020. Fake coronavirus test kits are seen in photos released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection after they were seized at Los Angeles International Airport on March 12, 2020. Officers were examining the package...
  • 30 Children Treated After Flight Dumps Fuel On Elementary School In L.A.

    01/14/2020 2:03:44 PM PST · by McGruff · 48 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 14, 2020
    A flight that had just taken off from LAX reportedly dumped jet fuel on an elementary school playground in Cudahy, California, after it needed to make an emergency landing back at the airport, Tuesday.. First responders were called to the scene in the 8000 block of Park Avenue around 12:30 PM local time. It is believed the school is Park Avenue Elementary. Fire officials said they were assessing 26 patients, 17 children and 6 adults, as children were on the playground at the time of the incident—all were being treated for minor injuries. Delta Flight 89 was en route from...
  • LAX chaos continues with terminal evacuation, more flight cancellations

    06/06/2019 11:05:31 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/6/2019 | Hannah Fry
    Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated Thursday morning and passengers were being re-screened by security hours after the airport lost power and was forced to cancel numerous flights. Airport officials tweeted shortly after 6 a.m. that guests in the terminal were being re-screened by the Transportation Security Administration “out of an abundance of caution” following the power outage. “An airline granted passengers whose flights were cancelled access to their checked bags, resulting in the unintentional introduction of prohibited items into the secure area at the airport,” said Lorie Dankers, a spokeswoman for the TSA.
  • Mysterious odor forces Spirit Airlines flight to return to LAX

    05/04/2019 1:46:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    KABC ^ | 05/03/2019 | Carlos Granda
    It was a scare for passengers on Spirit Airlines flight 630 from LAX to Denver, Colorado. About 40 minutes into the flight, the plane was forced to turn around. Some passengers in the front of the cabin said they felt ill. On the ground, firefighters opened the baggage compartment door wearing full protective gear with oxygen tanks. They entered the belly of the plane looking for anything unusual. Only one person was transported to the hospital. In a statement, the company said in part: "The aircraft in question has been taken out of service while our maintenance team inspects it....
  • Officials Again Warn of Measles Exposure at LAX After 2nd Case Confirmed at Airport

    03/21/2019 6:22:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Someone with the highly contagious illness arrived March 5 on United Airlines flight 240 at Terminal 7, Gate 76A and was in the airport from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a news release. The next day, the measles patient visited the Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 1719 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., the agency said. Last week, officials said a passenger who had a layover at LAX on Feb. 21 could have exposed other travelers in the Tom Bradley International Terminal B and Delta Terminal 3. Authorities...
  • Officials Break Ground On $5.5 Billion People Mover At LAX

    03/14/2019 11:51:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | March 14, 2019 at 11:28 am
    The trains will stop at three stations inside the terminal loop and three outside that includes a Metro station, stitching public transit with air travel. Officials are hoping the new transportation system will reduce congestion in and around the airport, which was recently named the fourth busiest in the world. The project will cost $5.5 billion and will be paid for with both private and public funds. It’s also expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the area. The people mover is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
  • LAX Travelers Warned of Possible Measles Exposure After Confirmed Case at Airport

    03/12/2019 2:14:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/12/2019
    Los Angeles International Airport after an infected passenger walked between terminals last month. The traveler was still infectious when he or she arrived on China Eastern Flight 538 at the Tom Bradley International Terminal B, Gate 133, on the morning of Feb. 21, according to a news release from the L.A. County Department of Public Health. The passenger then went to Terminal 3, Gate 32, and departed later that day on Delta Flight DL 5705.
  • Jet Bound For LAX Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries To Smoke Pot

    05/30/2018 10:26:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/30/2018
    The plane landed safely at San Jose Mineta International Airport, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The airline says the passenger accused of smoking was turned over to law enforcement. The remaining 32 passengers were placed on other aircraft to continue their trips. Passengers reported smelling smoke, and one said he smelled marijuana. “It looked like that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went into the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and set off the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes said.
  • Airline pilot ditched in random parking lot after Lyft driver realizes he’ll only make $6

    04/08/2018 11:24:53 AM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    http://ktla.com/ ^ | 4/7/18 | TRACY BLOOM AND CHRIS WOLFE
    A man who ordered a Lyft to take him to Los Angeles International Airport this week was dropped off at a random parking lot instead after the driver realized how little money he would be making on the trip, according to a video recording of the incident. Darryl, a pilot for a major airline who didn't want his last name used or his employer identified, was headed to LAX on Thursday morning for work when the incident took place. He was on a tight schedule when the driver apparently realized it wasn't worth it financially for him to get the...
  • Tokyo-bound flight returns to LAX after an 'unauthorized person' was found on board

    12/26/2017 7:51:58 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 160 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2017 | Jessica Finn
    A flight that was four hours into its course, bound for Tokyo's Narita Airport Tuesday, had to return to its origin of Los Angeles International Airport after an 'unauthorized person' was on-board. The flight from LAX to Tokyo is about 12 hours long. The total time for the flight to take off and return was just over eight hours.
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • At LAX's new private terminal, the rich are pampered while normal people suffer

    05/14/2017 6:41:37 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 May 2017 | Rory Carroll
    The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich is not the plush, hushed privacy, or the beds with comforters, or the massages, or the coriander-scented soap, or the Willy Wonka-style array of chocolates and jelly beans, or the Napa Valley cabernet. It is the iPad that sits on a counter at the entrance, with a typed little note: “Here is a glimpse of what you’re missing over at the main terminal right now.” The screen shows travellers hauling bags through packed terminals, queuing in long lines, looking harassed and being swallowed into pushing,...