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  • Flight to Heathrow DIVERTED midway across Atlantic due to 'disruptive passenger'

    01/11/2018 11:01:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | January 11, 2018 | JOEY MILLAR
    American Airlines flight AA732 was diverted several hours into a trip from Charlotte to Heathrow. It turned around over the Atlantic and wasdiverted to Philadelphia. It has now arrived safely at Philadelphia
  • Woman Found Dead On Plane That Is Diverted To Houston

    01/05/2013 4:57:58 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies
    CBS Hourston ^ | January 2, 2012 | Cicely Mitchell
    A woman died on an international flight Wednesday. The flight was American Airlines flight 962 and originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to police, the 25-year-old woman made her way to the airplane’s lavatory then collapsed and died after walking from the lavatory. The plane was headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport but was diverted to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport; it landed around 6:30 a.m. Officials are scheduled to perform an autopsy on the woman who was not identified at the time of this report. After several hours later, the flight continued onto Dallas and landed there just before before...
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight

    07/12/2011 2:11:15 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Jul 12, 2011
    Bond Set At $1 Million For Passenger Who Disrupted Flight July 12, 2011 2:42 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. Flight 944, Flight Diverted, Saleh Ali Alramakh, United Airlines CHICAGO (CBS) — Bond was set at $1 million on Tuesday for a United passenger who authorities say caused a disturbance on Chicago-to-Germany flight last week. The flight wound up making an emergency...
  • Unruly Passenger that Diverted Plane to Cleveland Arrested

    07/11/2011 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    fox 8 cleveland ^ | 7/11/11 | Jessica Dabrowski |
    CLEVELAND— The unruly passenger that caused United Airlines flight 944 headed from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany to make an unscheduled stop in Cleveland was arrested Monday. According to Stephen D. Anthony, the special agent in charge of the Cleveland Division of the FBI, and Chief Michael McGrath with the Cleveland Police Department, Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, 21, repeatedly disobeyed orders from flight attendants Friday and his behavior eventually escalated to shoving, kicking and spitting. Related Flight Diverted to Cleveland Due to Unruly Passenger Flight Diverted to Cleveland Due to Unruly Passenger Cleveland Police Department Cleveland Hopkins Airport Status Updates Cleveland...
  • Plane diverted to Salt Lake because of 'unruly' passenger

    11/04/2010 4:04:27 PM PDT · by Velveeta · 54 replies · 1+ views
    KSL ^ | 11/4/2010 | KSL
    SALT LAKE CITY -- American Airlines flight 1476, from Portland to Dallas, was diverted to the Salt Lake International Airport because of an "unruly" passenger. The flight landed at Salt Lake International around 1:15 Thursday afternoon. John Heller, a passenger on the flight, tells KSL the "unruly" passenger wanted to use the restroom before the flight left Portland, but a flight attendant told him he had to wait until after take-off. Once the flight was in the air, the passenger apparently used the restroom three to four times and that raised suspicions. Passengers nearest to him alerted the flight attendant...
  • AP sources: Man claims explosives, flight diverted

    04/27/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 44 replies · 1,850+ views
    AP ^ | 04/27/2010 | GLENN ADAMS
    BANGOR, Maine — An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, believe the man's passport was authentic. There were 235 passengers and 13 crew aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 273, which landed safely just after at 3:30 p.m. at Bangor International Airport, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said. Federal officials met...
  • Delta Flight Diverted After Passenger Threatens To Blow Up Plane

    04/25/2010 9:52:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies · 1,210+ views
    Eight men aboard a Delta flight subdued a man who was threatening to blow up the plane Friday. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 23, 2010)--Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster and former major league manager Kevin Kennedy said he was among a group of eight men who subdued a man who threatened to blow up a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Florida.
  • Flight diverted after passenger undresses in seat

    07/01/2009 2:18:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 2,075+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/09 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A cross-country US Airways flight was diverted to Albuquerque after a male passenger removed his clothing mid-flight. Dan Jiron, a spokesman for the Albuquerque airport, said 50-year-old Keith Wright of New York disrobed Tuesday while sitting in his seat in the back of the aircraft. He said Wright was unresponsive when a flight attendant asked him repeatedly to get dressed and refused to be covered with a blanket. Jiron said law enforcement employees who were passengers on the plane helped subdue and handcuff Wright before the flight landed. The FBI said Wright is in federal custody on...
  • Crew Member's Fears Lead To Diverted Flight

    07/12/2007 5:16:27 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 25 replies · 1,957+ views
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2007 | Unattributed
    CNN) -- An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to New York early Thursday after a crew member became suspicious of one of the passengers, an airline spokeswoman said. The crew member aboard Flight 136 -- scheduled to fly nonstop from Los Angeles International Airport to London Heathrow Airport -- questioned a passenger whom the employee had seen bypassing security by traveling on an employee-only bus from the parking lot to the LAX airport, according to spokeswoman Sonja Whitemon. Following that conversation, the decision to divert the Boeing 777 was made, Whitemon said. The plane landed...
  • Plane diverted to Canada over smoke (Egypt Air, 300 passengers on board ... safe landing)

    08/28/2006 7:50:57 PM PDT · by jdm · 8 replies · 557+ views
    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, Newfoundland (AP) — An Egypt Air passenger flight carrying more than 300 passengers was diverted to Newfoundland on Monday after smoke was detected in the cockpit, an airport official said. The Boeing 777 that departed from Cairo for New York City made a safe emergency landing in Goose Bay, said Kevin Aylward, CEO of Goose Bay Airport Corp. The passengers stayed on the plane while maintenance workers repaired the problem. "It's something they were able to fix very quickly," said Aylward. He said he didn't know what the exact cause of the smoke. No fire was found...
  • IL: Ex-Chicago transport foreman sentenced (diverted asphalt to private const. projects)

    11/09/2005 10:03:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 365+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/09/05 | AP - Chicago
    CHICAGO - A former Chicago transportation foreman was sentenced to a year in prison for taking $15,000 in bribes to divert city-owned asphalt to private construction projects. "I really do understand how wrong this all was," Patrick Stillo, 51, told U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo during his sentencing Tuesday. Stillo is the 18th person sentenced and one of 24 who have pleaded guilty to charges in the federal investigation into Chicago's scandal-plagued Hired Truck Program. The program spent millions to outsource hauling jobs to private truckers. Stillo, who had pleaded guilty to mail fraud and bribery, was one of five...
  • Arafat 'Diverted $300M Of Public Money To Swiss Bank Account'

    11/08/2003 5:15:52 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 4,782+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-9-2003 | Inigo Gilmore
    Arafat 'diverted $300m of public money to Swiss bank account' By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem (Filed: 09/11/2003) More than $300 million (£176 million) of Palestinian Authority funds were diverted by Yasser Arafat into a previously undisclosed Swiss bank account and the money can no longer be traced, according to a damning American television report to be broadcast today. The CBS network's 60 Minutes, a respected investigative programme, claims that missing Palestinian funds were held in Switzerland in an account set up in the name of a British Virgin Island company. The account has since been closed. The revelation follows the...