Aviation safety and security

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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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she arrives for court hearing at Shah Alam court house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Malaysian prosecutors said Wednesday that they would present security camera video showing two more male suspects at the airport on the day Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was killed. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
October 26, 2017 - 4:04 am
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors showed a Malaysian court airport security videos on Thursday that detail the movements of four North Korean suspects who allegedly planned and helped two women — now facing possible death sentences — kill Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother. Police chief...
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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 - 12:45 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — All incoming flights to the United States will be subject to new security screening procedures before takeoff, including both American citizens and foreigners possibly facing security interviews from airline employees, the U.S. government said Wednesday. Both...
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October 25, 2017 - 10:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on new security measures on U.S.-bound flights from the Middle East (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Jordan's national carrier says it will implement new security procedures on U.S.-bound flights in mid-January, at the request of U.S. aviation authorities...
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