Aviation safety and security

Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 19, 2018 - 5:35 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 16, 2018, and released by a passenger who wishes to remain anonymous, ground crew are seen leaving the Sichuan Airline flight that made an emergency landing in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why the plane's cockpit windshield detached during a flight, forcing an emergency landing in an unusual mishap in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. (Passenger via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 4:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing,...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2011, file photo, an almost deserted domestic terminal is seen at Sydney Airport, Australia. Australia’s government said Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that it will upgrade airport security around the country and increase police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard a flight out of Sydney last year. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
May 15, 2018 - 6:46 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government said Tuesday that it will upgrade airport security around the country and increase police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard a flight out of Sydney last year. The government will spend 294...
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April 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A man has been arrested at a Connecticut airport for trying to board a flight with a loaded gun. State police say 39-year-old Matthew English of Torrington was detained Monday when Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport...
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April 11, 2018 - 10:57 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An aviation security officer fired after forcibly dragging a passenger from a plane last year has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines and the city of Chicago. James Long was one of the officers called to a plane in April 2017 after Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat. Video...
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FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian military approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt. Cairo airport officials said Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018, that the planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt, has been postponed until April, citing delays in reopening offices of the two countries' national airlines. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:03 am
CAIRO (AP) — The planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt over two years after they were banned by Moscow over security concerns has been postponed until April, Cairo airport officials said Tuesday, citing delays in booking procedures and the reopening of offices of the countries' national...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:46 am
NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2011 file photo, developer Larry Silverstein speaks at a news conference in New York where he discussed the progress at the World Trade Center. Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to Silverstein and World Trade Center Properties to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court...
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November 17, 2017 - 9:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Air safety authorities in Britain say a helicopter and an aircraft have been involved in a midair collision northwest of London. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said Friday it was sending a team to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire to investigate. Fire and ambulance services rushed to...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 file photo, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Long-haul carrier Emirates says it is starting new screening procedures for U.S.-bound passengers following it receiving "new security guidelines" from American authorities. (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)
October 26, 2017 - 5:54 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel. However, confusion still remains...
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