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  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more:
  • Exclusive Interview: Passenger Aboard Grounded Flight with Phony ‘Air Marshals’ (tonight)

    09/11/2011 9:08:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-11-11
    Alert readers have reported that their flight, United Airlines 3681, from St. Louis to Washington Dulles had to make an emergency return to the gate as it prepared for take-off. According to local officials, it was found that two men who had boarded the plane as ‘federal air marshals’ didn’t have the proper credentials. Passengers were deplaned, all luggage was removed and re-scanned. All passengers were also re-screened. Passengers are now in the process of re-boarding. There is no word on the two ‘air marshals.’ BigGovernment has contacted security officials in St. Louis. Ron Meyer, of Young America Foundation, was...
  • Feds took Times reporter’s notes from police evidence room

    11/21/2013 10:16:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2013 | Kellan Howell
    Weeks after Maryland State Police and federal agents seized reporting files from a former Washington Times journalist’s home, a Homeland Security agent checked the materials out of the police evidence room for an hour, according to logs that shine new light on a case that has raised First Amendment concerns. The custody logs don’t state why the reporting materials were removed from evidence Sept. 3, about a month after they were seized from reporter Audrey Hudson’s home during a search in an unrelated investigation of her husband. But they do show that the Homeland Security agent checked out files and...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • (Sikh) Actor Waris Ahluwalia Kicked Off Plane Because of Turban

    02/09/2016 12:49:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Celebrity fashion designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia was not allowed to board a plane yesterday because he was wearing a turban. The Sikh American celebrity - who you may know from Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, several magazines' best-dressed lists, New York Fashion Week, and a famous Gap ad - tweeted about his experience as it was happening in an effort to raise awareness. While on his way to board an Aeromexico flight from Mexico City to New York City on Monday morning, Sikh American Ahluwalia was stopped by security personnel who asked him to remove his turban. As...
  • (Funny/Surreal): Plane hit by suicide bomb blast lands safely in Somalia, pilot describes incident

    02/04/2016 3:45:09 PM PST · by Ulmius · 24 replies
    SunSentinel ^ | February 4, 2016 | Tribune News
    An explosion that blew a hole in a jetliner shortly after takeoff and left one man missing was believed to have been caused by a bomb, the pilot said Wednesday, describing how the crew calmed frightened passengers as smoke enveloped the cabin before he brought the plane back to Mogadishu's airport for an emergency landing. Residents of Balad, a town 30 kilometers (about 18 miles) north of Mogadishu, found the body of a man who might have been blown out of the Airbus 321 in Tuesday's blast, said police officer Mohamed Hassan.
  • BREAKING: Shooting at LAX, several possibly injured.

    07/04/2002 11:49:21 AM PDT · by sonserae · 1,282 replies · 1,104+ views
    ABC News Special Report | 07/04/02 | Sonserae
    Shooting at LAX, several injured....
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • United flight bound for DC is diverted to Ohio (tr)

    07/02/2015 12:15:09 PM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.02.2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    FULL TITLE: United flight bound for DC is diverted to Ohio after female passenger 'makes threatening comments about a bomb' A United Airlines flight from Missouri to Washington D.C. was diverted to Ohio on Thursday after a female passenger allegedly made threatening comments about a bomb while on board the plane. United Express Flight 3342 had set off from St Louis at around 8.50am and was traveling to the nation's capital when the flier, described as being 'in her fifties', made the remarks, officials said. The flight crew alerted the pilot, who decided to take action and the aircraft was...
  • Trouble in Saudi Arabia: Al-Qaeda’s ‘Bum’ Assassination Attempt

    09/24/2009 10:40:32 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 13 replies · 1,201+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Sept. 24 | Annie Jacobsen
    Interior Minister Prince Nayef of Saudi Arabia and his son, Deputy Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, have many enemies. For decades, the powerful and unaccountable elder Prince Nayef has “overseen” the Saudi police force; Nayef once boasted that his law enforcement agency solves 100 percent of the kingdom’s annual crimes. Al-Qaeda was quick to take credit for the suicide bombing (according to SITE). After all, it was a major public relations coup. For starters, the royals had been tricked — promised surrender and instead given a Trojan horse. Saudi’s princes pride themselves on having impenetrable personal security systems. Instead,...
  • Andreas Lubitz: What we know about Germanwings Flight 4U9525's co-pilot

    03/26/2015 12:24:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    Lubitz started his training with the organization in 2008 and at one point worked as a flight attendant, the airline's Chief Executive Carsten Spohr confirmed Thursday. While Lubitz had interrupted his training at some point for several months — the airline would not specify why — Spohr said that was not unusual and that the young German was re-evaluated before his training resumed. He passed all his tests.
  • Germanwings A320 crash: Plane fell for 18 minutes (not 8)

    03/25/2015 5:24:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 172 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | March 25, 2015
    NEW evidence has emerged that the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in southern France yesterday dived for 18 minutes, and not eight as previously thought. France’s Transport Minister Segolene Royal said this morning that the crew had stopped responding to radio messages at 10.30am, with the plane flying over the Mediterranean sea. The aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain in the French Alps at 10.48am, suggesting that the plane had descended from 28,000ft to 2,000ft without signalling an emergency. Ms Royal added that events in the cockpit in the 60 seconds between 10.30am and 10.31am were ‘crucial’ and...
  • Crazed Penn State Prof Busted for Flying While Liberal

    03/17/2015 7:59:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 17, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Many of you probably saw the network news reports about the United Airlines flight yesterday that returned to Dulles International airport when a crazed passenger yelling something about Jihad was restrained by other passengers. What you might have seen only on local but not on national broadcasts was a crazed Pennsylvania State University professor who began ranting loony left slogans on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami last weekend.  The Washington Post published a story about professor Karen Halnon whose rantings sounded too embarrassingly close to an MSNBC host for NBC Nightly News or the other national broadcasts to cover. Even the...
  • Jet returns to Dulles after passenger disregards instructions from the crew

    03/16/2015 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Local Blog ^ | March 17, 2015 | Martin Weil
    A United Arlines jetliner returned to Dulles International Airport on Monday night after takeoff when a passenger failed to comply with crew instructions, the airline said. Local law enforcement officers met the plane at the gate at Dulles and detained the passenger, the airline said. No passengers were injured and no weapons were found, said a spokeswoman for Dulles....
  • Police detain driver after she allegedly tried to crash into MIA terminal

    03/06/2015 6:26:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 6, 2015
    Officials said the woman exhibited unusual behavior and began making threatening remarks to responding officers. "They ran over to where the subject was, and that's when she began to yell in what appeared to be in Arabic language," said Zabaleta, "and then in English told the responding officers she had a bomb in her possession."
  • VIDEO: Arrested in US Honduran converted to Islam (Miami Airport Terrorist Nutjob)

    03/06/2015 7:20:28 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 16 replies
    El ^ | March 6, 2015
    Google Translation: Tegucigalpa, Honduras A Honduran converted to Islam was arrested Thursday at Miami International Airport, United States, where he threatened to explode a bomb. The woman, identified as Julissa Magdalena Iscoa Maradiaga, 33, could now face charges of terrorism. Maradiaga crashed his car in the airport infrastructure and immediately said to carry a bomb would explode. Military immediately proceeded to neutralize, pointing their guns directly to the humanity of the Honduran alleged. They also made use of specialized dogs to detect explosives. The police were trying to determine if low long dress women had explosive effect. In the video...
  • U.S. military charter plane forced to land in Iran (Original Title)

    09/05/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 270 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/5/2014 | Adam Goldman
    <p>A U.S. military charter aircraft flying from Afghanistan has been forced down in Iran by Iranian fighter jets, according to officials familiar with the incident.</p>
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed shot dead outside Ohio airport after ‘attempting to stab’ police....

    01/10/2015 4:47:18 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 51 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:52 AM | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed shot dead outside Ohio airport after ‘attempting to stab’ police officer: cops The 41-year-old Columbus-area man was armed with several knives when he used a woman's ID to try and buy a plane ticket Wednesday afternoon, police said. When he returned to his illegally parked car, Abdul-Rasheed lunged at cops with a knife before being shot several times, officials said.
  • 1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport

    01/07/2015 11:31:59 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies ^ | Jan 7, 2014
    1 dead in police-involved shooting at Port Columbus Airport Published January 07, 2015 DEVELOPING: Authorities in Columbus, Ohio responded Wednesday to a deadly shooting on the second floor of the Port Columbus Airport, reported. The report said one suspect was killed in the police-involved shooting. The second floor departure is closed, but the airport remains open and flights are operating normally. There were no reports of other injuries.
  • BREAKING: Last Words On AirAsia Flight #8501 Blackbox — “ALLAHU AKBAR!”

    airasia According to Indonesian official the last words on the blackbox belonging to missing AirAsia flight was “Allahu Akbar!” The recorder says, “Allah is Greatest! Allah is Greatest!” Via Tribune News (translated): Investigator Nurcahyo Utomo an expert examiner blackbox recording of National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC). He was assigned to check the recording of a conversation Captain irianto that fateful plane flew Air Asia, QZ8501. But it was not an easy task for him, because he knew very close to the former pilot of the Indonesian Air Force pilots. As quoted from Dailymail, Wednesday (14/01/2015), Nurcahyo can not imagine what...
  • Why did (California RAT) state Sen. Leland Yee escape terrorism charges?

    04/05/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/04/14 | Matthias Gafni
    Shocking enough are the allegations that a long-perceived unassuming state senator tried brokering an international arms deal with military-style rifles and rocket launchers, but Leland Yee may have narrowly escaped an even more ominous label: supporter of terrorism. Yee, whose arrest after an FBI undercover sting shook the California political world last week, would likely have been charged with aiding terrorists if not for a bureaucratic label missing from the militant Filipino group that he is accused of sourcing for an international arms deal, counterterrorism experts told this newspaper. His ties to the group, whose leader has said he personally...
  • Judge rules Yee case evidence to remain secret (shoulder fired missiles)

    05/21/2014 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/20/14 | Howard Mintz
    Over the objections of reputed gang figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow's lawyers, a federal judge has ordered that the government's evidence in a sweeping criminal case that includes political corruption charges against state Sen. Leland Yee must be kept secret for now. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer imposed the restrictions Monday on every lawyer and defendant in the case, finding the material should be kept under wraps while both sides prepare for trial. Breyer rejected the free speech arguments of Chow's lawyer, J. Tony Serra, who insisted he should be able to reveal evidence to combat the government's public charges.
  • Plane Isolated In Madrid Over Ebola Fears

    10/16/2014 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Sky News
    An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers. The situation is being treated as a suspected case of ebola, a health ministry official was quoted as saying.
  • Fresh fears after passenger flying from to Nigeria to JFK dies in his seat after vomiting profusely

    A 63-year-old man died during a flight from Nigeria to New York's JFK after vomiting profusely - but it was only a 'cursory' exam by the CDC that confirmed he did not have Ebola. The passenger boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, but passed away before the plane reached its final destination. Flight attendants called the CDC, Port Authority and customs officials, who then boarded the plane as it touched down, forcing 145 worried passengers to remain on board. The authorities then conducted tests on the body and it was only a short evaluation...
  • Man Bypasses Security at JFK Airport; Delays Ensue

    10/04/2014 4:26:34 PM PDT · by knak · 8 replies
    abc ^ | 10/4/14 | abc
    Authorities say an airline passenger who bypassed security at New York City's Kennedy Airport is being questioned, and some flights have been delayed as a result. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the man passed through security in Terminal 8 without being screened at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says passenger screening at the terminal was halted for about an hour and a half while authorities investigated the breach. The breach has caused delays of up to an hour on all American Airlines flights at the terminal. Authorities had no other...
  • UPDATE: Victim says Vegas stowaway WAS driver of stolen truck

    10/08/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    A 9-year-old boy believed to have stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas last week was the same kid that stole a cube truck in downtown Minneapolis and led police on a chase through the city just days before, according to one of the victims of the escapade.
  • Passenger tries to open emergency exit door on Alaska Airlines flight

    05/27/2013 10:54:45 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 43 replies
    KPTV ^ | May 27, 2013 | Ian Forrest
    PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - An Arizona man on an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland tried to open the emergency row exit door as the plane descended into Portland, officials said. The attempt happened on Flight 132 around the 10,000-feet level Monday morning, said Annie Linstrom, a spokeswoman for the Portland International Airport. The flight crew and some fellow passengers restrained 23-year-old Alexander Herrera until the plane landed. Port of Portland police then boarded the plane, which originated in Anchorage, AK, to take him into custody. Passengers told police Herrera made unusual statements before trying to open the door,...
  • BREAKING NEWS: DRUDGE SIREN - Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    05/13/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT · by CWW · 465 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 05-13-2013 | cww
    <p>Looks Like DOJ HAS BEEN TAPPING AP NEWS TELEPHONE LINES TO DISCOVER THEIR CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES IN CONGRESS!</p> <p>The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.</p>
  • Plane brought back to gate at Logan Airport

    04/16/2013 2:04:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 19 replies
    MyFoxBoston ^ | April 16 2013 | MyFoxBoston
    Sources told FOX 25 there was an American Airlines flight that was headed to Chicago. There were two men on that plane – not sitting next to each other – and speaking Arabic. There were some concerned marathoners on the flight so the plane was brought back to the gate and the two men were escorted off the plane.
  • Possible Motive of EgyptAir Suicide Pilot Revealed

    03/15/2002 10:39:47 PM PST · by glorygirl · 16 replies · 246+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/02 | Matthew Wald
    WASHINGTON, March 15 — A former EgyptAir pilot told American investigators two years ago that the co-pilot of EgyptAir 990 crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean to take revenge on a company executive who had just demoted him and was riding as a passenger, a person involved in the investigation said today. American aviation investigators say they do not know whether the explanation given by the pilot, which was first reported today in The Los Angeles Times, is true. Since the crash of the Boeing 767, Egyptian officials have argued that there was no evidence that the co-pilot, Gamil...
  • Syrian opposition gets shoulder-fired missiles, Gadhafi's lost supplies also turning up

    05/20/2012 12:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/19/12 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – There remains frustration in trying to track down up to 20,000 missing shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles taken out of the bunkers during the waning days of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now that they have disappeared, and despite a U.S. program worth tens of millions of dollars to try and relocate them, only 5,000 have been turned in. Concern is that many of them were acquired by al-Qaida elements in Libya and surrounding countries. Increasingly, intelligence sources also are seeing these weapons wind up in the hands of...
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
  • Two plane hijackers 'beaten to death by passengers' in China

    07/03/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 37 replies ^ | July 3, 2012
    TWO men who allegedly tried to hijack a plane in China were beaten to death by passengers and crew. The Global Times newspaper reported that two of the suspects died in hospital from injuries they suffered during the ensuing fight with passengers and crew on board. The men were part of a six-strong gang involved in the foiled hijack of a Tianjin Airlines flight bound for the regional capital of Urumqi last Friday. Just minutes after the flight took off from Hetian, southwest Xinjiang, the men, all aged between 20 and 36, stood up and announced their plans to terrified...
  • Immigration powers used to hold al-Qaeda kingpin in jail

    10/20/2006 1:16:03 AM PDT · by Mrs Ivan · 1 replies · 380+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Sean O’Neill
    BRITAIN has resorted to detaining as an illegal immigrant a man regarded as one of al-Qaeda’s most dangerous terrorists. Abu Doha, whose various aliases include “The Doctor”, has been in Belmarsh highsecurity jail for almost six years facing extradition to the United States on charges of running a jihad training camp in Afghanistan and plotting to blow up Los Angeles airport. But the US has been forced to drop the case against him after an informer refused to give evidence. A British judge described the extremist network created by Abu Doha as “one of the most significant groups of terrorists...
  • Woman Flying To SFO Checks Luggage Containing Explosives

    05/01/2012 1:26:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies
    CBS SF ^ | 5/1/12 | CBS SF
    NEWARK, NJ (CBS SF) — A New Jersey woman headed to San Francisco International Airport was briefly detained Tuesday after Transportation Security Administration screeners found explosive devices inside a suitcase she had checked for the flight, federal authorities told CBS San Francisco. TSA explosives experts said the woman’s luggage contained three small Claymore land mine casings, two of which were “packed with shrapnel.” .. ... TSA and local police confiscated the weapons, but allowed the woman – identified only as a resident of Union, New Jersey – to travel on a later flight to San Francisco.

    09/28/2011 5:44:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 58 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9.28.201128 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    For twenty years – long before 9/11 – the danger of terrorists armed with surface to air missiles shooting at passenger planes has been the secret fear of many top political leaders. In the late 90s, a terrorist network was nabbed trying to bring them into Newark Airport, but the airline industry and the government have done nothing to equip passenger airplanes with any defense against these always deadly missiles. Now Barack Obama has committed the ultimate sin: He has let 20,000 surface-to-air missiles escape from military depots in Libya. According to ABC News “U.S. officials had once thought there...
  • Security scare delays Montreal flight to London

    04/25/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 794+ views ^ | April 25, 2010, 2:02 am | by MONIQUE MUISE, MONTREAL GAZETTE
    APRIL 25, 2010 2:02 AM SNIPPET: "MONTREAL — A British Airways flight bound for London was reportedly held up for almost two hours on the tarmac at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport Saturday night as officials questioned a passenger who exhibited suspicious behaviour just before the plane was scheduled to take off." SNIPPET: "Fellow passengers reportedly told the cabin crew that the man had been behaving oddly and was in possession of a small quantity of clear liquid. "It was more than what you would normally be allowed to have, and passengers said he was doing something suspicious with it,"...
  • Emergency Landing Made At BWI For Unruly Flyer

    05/06/2010 8:18:06 PM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies · 485+ views ^ | May 6, 2010 | Mike Perry
    An unruly passenger causes a Continental Express jet to make an emergency landing at BWI. Captain Mike Perry reports around 6:30 p.m. Thursday County police and fire marshals were requested to respond to the airport for an unruly passenger on the Continental Express jet. At this point, it is not clear whether the flight originated from BWI or was en route. Passengers on the flight had to be deplaned as officials and a dog boarded the plane. There's no further information on what the passenger may have done. Stay with WJZ.COM for updates to this developing story. ************** supplement with...
  • Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger

    07/09/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    CBS Chicaago ^ | Jul 8, 2011
    Chicago-To-Germany Flight Diverted Because Of Unruly Passenger July 8, 2011 6:05 PM Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. (Photo provide by a passenger) Federal agents investigate after a disruption on an international flight from Chicago to Germany that was diverted to Cleveland. CHICAGO (WBBM) – Some Chicagoans have quite a story to tell about a flight from O’Hare to Frankfort, Germany that was diverted Friday to Cleveland when a passenger was found hiding in the bathroom and went ballistic when he was confronted. Joe Shulfer of Woodstock...
  • TSA takes toy away from mentally challenged man

    06/17/2011 11:50:13 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 42 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 10, 2011 | Howard Portnoy Drew Mandy, a terrorist if ever there was oneDrew Mandy, a terrorist if ever there was one Credits: TSA takes toy away from mentally challenged man By Howard Portnoy, Libertarian Examiner June 10, 2011 10:43 am ET We can all sleep easier tonight knowing that Drew Mandy’s plastic toy hammer is in the trash rather than terrorizing passengers and crew on the plane he and his parents boarded for Walt Disney World. If you’re looking for someone to thank for depriving a mentally challenged 29-year-old of his much-beloved security blanket, look no further than the Transportation and Security Administration....
  • Photo of pat-down of baby at KCI goes worldwide

    05/11/2011 8:28:19 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 77 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 10, 2011 | ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
    The Rev. Jacob Jester wasn’t trying to start anything. But when he saw security screeners at Kansas City International Airport patting down a baby — a baby — he took a picture. And then he shared that picture on Twitter. It went viral, and voila: Jester’s snapshot is the flashpoint of the day in the debate over who should be considered a threat to the flying public. Not what he intended, Jester said Tuesday, after the image had been picked up by The Drudge Report and the Daily Mail in London, among others, and viewed nearly 300,000 times. “I thought...
  • Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

    05/10/2011 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2011
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to the Charlotte conference when they were asked to leave the planes Friday. The imams had already passed through security at the airports before being stopped by airline personnel.

    06/03/2002 7:59:52 PM PDT · by DrLiberty · 243 replies · 559+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/3/2002 | Matt Drudge
    Egyptian intelligence warned American officials about a week before Sept. 11 that Osama bin Laden's network was in the advance stages of executing a significant operation against an American target, it will be reported on Tuesday (in the NY TIMES)... MORE... A senior U.S. intelligence official denied the warning was received...
  • 1976 Hijacker Returns to Freedom in Croatia, Leaving a Wake of Outrage

    07/25/2008 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 31 replies · 342+ views
    NYT ^ | July 25, 2008 | Al Baker
    After more than three decades in United States prisons — a term punctuated by a brief escape and recapture — a 62-year-old Croatian independence fighter was returned to his native country on Thursday, having served his time for a 1976 hijacking and a bombing that killed a police officer. The fighter, Zvonko Busic, led a group that planted a bomb at Grand Central Terminal that later exploded, killing a city police officer, Brian J. Murray. Mr. Busic left the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., boarded a plane in Chicago and touched down in Zagreb about 2:20 p.m. on...
  • AIRPLANE STOWAWAY Need for answers is urgent

    12/20/2010 8:49:31 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 23 replies
    THE DEATH of Delvonte Tisdale was haunting enough. Authorities believe the 16-year-old stowed away in the wheel well of a US Airways jet in Charlotte and then plummeted to the ground in Milton as the plane dropped its landing gear on approach to Logan Airport. But how he got on board raises fresh questions about airport security — or the continuing lack thereof. Tweet Be the first to Tweet this!0diggsdiggYahoo! Buzz ShareThis Last month, as public outrage was approaching the boiling point over the alleged indignity of full-body scanners and pat-downs, and just two weeks after package bombs nearly made...
  • Look for Terrorists, Not Weapons (We should follow Israel’s example in airline security)

    11/23/2010 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Nationa Review ^ | 11/23/2010 | Mona Charen
    Back in January, the Obama administration announced a new policy for airline safety: country-based profiling. Travelers from 14 countries known to harbor terrorists would automatically receive extra scrutiny, including additional pat-downs or full-body scans. The named states were: Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. My reaction at the time was: You mean you weren’t already doing that? Apparently not. When underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab traveled from Nigeria to Detroit without baggage (it was reported at the time that he had purchased a one-way ticket, but that proved to be...
  • BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport [radiological component?]

    10/29/2010 7:40:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 266 replies
    BREAKING: 2 UPS Planes Isolated At Philadelphia International Airport October 29, 2010 9:56 AM From Jessica McWilliams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Authorities have isolated two cargo planes are Philadelphia International Airport following a report of a suspicious package. Local and federal authorities are investigating a suspicious package aboard a cargo plane that landed at Philadelphia International Airport at about 9 a.m. Friday. A second UPS plane was isolated near the UPS terminal before take off. Authorities say a crew member aboard an inbound UPS plane from Paris, France notified authorities on approach about a suspicious package. The crew member described a...
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with “preparation of a terrorist attack,” U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said “the investigation is ongoing.” He said the arrests were made “at the request of American authorities.” The two were allowed to board the flight at O’Hare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage (WaPo won't print muslim terror suspects' names)

    08/30/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/30/10 | Peter Finn
    Dutch police have detained two men who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam on Sunday night after U.S. screeners found suspicious-looking items in their checked luggage before they departed, U.S law enforcement officials said.