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  • Altercation between two flight attendants sends United jet back to RDU

    09/26/2012 9:51:43 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 21 replies
    The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) ^ | Wed, Sep 26, 2012 11:14 PM | Bruce Siceloff
    A United Airlines flight to Chicago returned to Raleigh-Durham International Airport shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, after an altercation broke out between two flight attendants. “Our law enforcement team was notified by the tower that the captain had requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft,” said Mindy Hamlin, RDU spokeswoman. “The aircraft had gotten about 50 miles out when he reported a possible assault on the aircraft.” United Flight 1214, a Boeing 737-800 with 52 passengers, departed for Chicago at 6 a.m. and returned to RDU at 6:40 a.m. Airport police officers determined that no assault had taken place and...
  • Triangle man tied to unconfirmed 9/11 bomb threat [Raleigh-Durham NC]

    09/09/2011 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 37 replies ^ | 9 Sep 2011
    A man accused of being part of a terrorist cell in the Triangle has been linked to what U.S. counter-terrorism officials have called a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Jude Kenan Mohammad is among three al-Qaida leaders that investigators believe pose a particular threat because they have lived in the U.S. Mohammad, 22, dropped out of Fuquay-Varina High School in 2006 and left the U.S. two years later to visit Pakistan, his father's homeland. A federal grand...
  • Hazmat Team Responds to 'Unidentifiable Substance' on North Carolina Plane

    04/20/2011 8:00:35 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 36 replies · 1+ views
    fox news ^ | 20-april-2011 | fox news
    DEVELOPING: A plane landed on an isolated airfield on Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday after authorities said an “unidentifiable substance” was found in the restroom on a flight.
  • Jacksonville Flight Surrounded By Police

    09/21/2007 8:13:18 PM PDT · by pitinkie · 17 replies · 399+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 09-21-2007 | First Coast News Staff
    A plane from JIA to Raleigh is being held on the runway because of some kind of problem on-board. Raleigh-Durham Airport Police say they got a call about a "serious disturbance" between two passengers. The plane landed and is now surrounded by police in a remote area. Our sister stations there tell us it's American Eagle flight 518. Passengers were kept on-board for more than an hour, but have since started de-planing. The FBI and TSA are both investigating
  • Two Passengers Arrested at RDU After Plane Disturbance

    09/21/2007 8:20:00 PM PDT · by Weight of Glory · 20 replies · 100+ views
    Two people were arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport Friday night after causing a "serious disturbance" on their flight from Jacksonville, Fla., according to an airport spokeswoman. No one was injured, but the disturbance was classified as a terrorist threat, according to RDU Spokeswoman Colleen Fischvogt. Investigators did not say what may have been said or found to have prompted that decision.
  • Airport USO welcome refuge

    11/25/2005 11:42:34 AM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies · 490+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2005 | Associated Press MORRISVILLE - It wasn’t a delayed flight that kept Chris Brown at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport all day the day before Thanksgiving. It was the USO. The Marine lance corporal drove three hours from Camp Lejeune to take a friend to catch a flight on Tuesday. He spend most of the day Wednesday shooting pool and socializing at the state’s only airport-based USO. "Someone told me about it, and I thought I’d come hang out here," said Brown, who eventually would leave for a flight to his family’s home near Detroit. "There’s plenty of things to do to pass...
  • Small Fire Causes Edwards' Plane To Return To RDU

    10/30/2004 1:59:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 532+ views ^ | 10/30/04
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A camera battery caught part of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards' plane on fire shortly after takeoff at 10 p.m. Friday... The plane was en route to Marietta, Ohio, after Edwards spent Friday evening in Raleigh at a rally that included a Jon Bon Jovi concert.
  • Hurricane-Force Winds Recorded at RDU International

    09/18/2004 7:06:59 AM PDT · by NCjim · 6 replies · 305+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 17, 2004
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Flights in and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport were suspended for a short time Friday afternoon due to high winds. A dozen planes were damaged when high winds ripped through the airport. Hurricane-force wind gusts of 92 mph were recorded at the airport at 3:56 p.m. The aircraft control tower was evacuated and flight operations were suspended. The east runway reopened at 4:45 p.m. and flights resumed soon after. The west runway reopened by 7 p.m. A line of damage was reported from Terminal A to Terminal C. Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said the airport received some...
  • Power Out At RDU; [Small] Plane May Have Crashed

    05/16/2004 7:57:57 PM PDT · by Hatteras · 14 replies · 184+ views
    WRAL News ^ | 5/16/04 | WRAL News
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The power went out at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around 9:30 Sunday night. There are unconfirmed reports it was caused by the crasah of a small plane.
  • Raliegh F-18 Crash Pilot taken to hospital for observation

    03/26/2004 10:44:34 PM PST · by zaxtres · 3 replies · 294+ views
    The News and Observer ^ | March 26 2004 | From Staff and wire reports
    At 3:10 a F-18 crashed at the Raleigh Durham airport closing runways and severely delaying flights. The aircraft was trying to take off when it started swaying and then pilot ejected. He was taken to a hospital for observation. "The F-18 was part of Strike Fighter Squadron 15, based at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach. A Navy spokeswoman said it was on a routine training mission. She did not identify the pilot."
  • Plane Crash/Explosion at RDU International (Raleigh/Durham,NC)

    03/26/2004 12:19:41 PM PST · by jern · 107 replies · 822+ views
    Heads up, there has been some kind of explosion at RDU airport in Raleigh, just got a call from someone who works near the airport. Will post more in a second.
  • Airport Chief Steamed Over Security

    04/19/2002 2:08:51 PM PDT · by anotherview · 2 replies · 246+ views
    The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) ^ | 4/19/2002 | Vicki Hyman
    Airport chief steamed over security New, stricter federal mandates hurt RDU and patrons, he says. By VICKI HYMAN, Staff Writer The typically mild-mannered director of Raleigh-Durham International Airport called federal security regulators "dictatorial" and threatened a "showdown" Thursday after they frustrated his attempts to add an extra lane at a terminal checkpoint. "If I wind up in jail one day," director John Brantley told Airport Authority members, "it's not because I wasn't trying to help our customers." Brantley also revealed that a recent clash with a federal security representative over access to the airfield nearly led the Federal Aviation Administration...