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  • Woman Won't Be Charged for US Airways Scare

    05/23/2012 4:44:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    Woman Won't Be Charged for US Airways Scare The passenger who said she had a surgically-implanted device in her body and caused a US Airways jetliner flying across the North Atlantic to divert to Maine will not face criminal charges in the security scare, prosecutors said on Wednesday. U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty said Lucie Zeeko Marigot, 41, a French citizen originally from Cameroon, would be taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and returned to France. excerpt link
  • 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...
  • United DC-Cancun flight diverted to Cuba by odor

    07/31/2011 10:20:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2011 9:36 PM EDT | PETER ORSI
    HAVANA (AP) — A United Airlines jetliner carrying 135 passengers from Washington to a Mexican beach resort made an unplanned landing in Cuba on Sunday after a strange odor was detected on board. United Airlines Flight 831 left Dulles airport in the morning and was bound for Cancun but instead diverted to Havana around noon after "the crew noticed an unfamiliar smell in the cabin," airline spokesman Charles Hobart said in a statement. "In an abundance of caution, the pilots decided to land the aircraft at the nearest available airport," he said. "The plane landed routinely and safely in Havana...
  • (Virginia) Man Accused Of Disrupting Flight Sentenced (Air Tran)

    05/21/2010 4:35:34 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies · 301+ views
    AP via CBS4-DENVER ^ | May 21, 2010 | AP
    A man who pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew which prompted the military to tail the plane with two jets, has been sentenced to three months in federal prison. Muhammad Abu Tahir, 47, of Glen Allen, Va., pleaded guilty in March in Denver federal court to interfering with a flight crew. On Friday, he was also ordered to pay $14,584 in restitution to AirTran Airways and three years of supervised release. Tahir was arrested Jan. 8 after the plane, flying from Atlanta to San Francisco, was diverted to Colorado Springs. Authorities said he drank five mini-bottles of wine,...
  • (US Airways) Flight diverted to Pa. after confusion over prayer

    01/21/2010 9:04:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 89 replies · 1,685+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 21, 2010 | KATHY MATHESON
    <p>PHILADELPHIA -- A misunderstanding about an Orthodox Jewish prayer ritual led a US Airways Express captain to divert his Kentucky-bound plane to Philadelphia on Thursday, authorities said.</p> <p>A 17-year-old boy on Flight 3079 traveling from New York to Louisville was using tefillin, a set of small black boxes attached to leather straps and containing biblical passages, said Philadelphia police Lt. Frank Vanore.</p>