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Egypt: French traveler arrested for packing illegal pills

Nov. 15, 2019 7:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Cairo airport authorities say they have arrested a French passenger of Egyptian descent who was allegedly carrying hundreds of pills of banned drugs in his luggage. Ibrahim Abdel Latif, a senior official at the Customs Authority, said Friday that when inspectors searched the passenger’s...

Safety officials probing records of work on Southwest jets

Nov. 11, 2019 5:58 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says it will speed up inspections of dozens of used planes it bought from foreign airlines after federal regulators threatened to ground the jets because they might not meet all safety standards. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that Southwest agreed to...

Airline says false hijack alarm caused Dutch airport alert

Nov. 6, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — An accidental hijack warning set off from the cockpit of a plane triggered a big security operation at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Wednesday night, a Spanish airline and Dutch military police said.  Air Europa said in a tweet that the scare that sent emergency services...

New Orleans debuts new $1.3B airport terminal with amenities

Nov. 5, 2019 6:25 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The old Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Louisiana will soon be a thing of the past. State and city officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the city's new $1.3 billion airport terminal, which is scheduled to open to the public Wednesday. The airport is located in the New...

Qantas grounds 3 Boeing 737s due to hairline cracks

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian airline Qantas Airways said Friday that it grounded three of its Boeing 737s over hairline cracks in wing structures but expects the planes to be repaired and flying again before the end of the year. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this...

Kentucky authorities: Pilot of small plane dies in crash

Nov. 1, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say the pilot of a small plane has died in a crash not far from a regional airport. News outlets report Airport Authority Board Chair George Bray confirmed a plane downed near the Barkley Regional Airport in Paducah on Thursday night. McCracken County Sheriff...

Pilot killed when plane crashed into house was avid flier

Oct. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Crews began removing the wreckage of a small plane Wednesday that crashed into a New Jersey house a day earlier, as friends of the pilot who died in the accident remembered him as a skilled flier with decades of experience. Dr. Michael Schloss' plane crashed Tuesday morning in the Colonia section of Woodbridge...

The Latest: Mayor trapped in home amid storm, fallen tree

Oct. 26, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on areas affected after Tropical Storm Olga moved through the region (all times local): 3 p.m. The mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, was trapped in his home for about 1½ hours by a downed tree and was taken out on a stretcher by first responders. Heavy winds rolled through...

Customs: 4 flight attendants charged with money laundering

Oct. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Four flight attendants have been arrested on money laundering charges at Miami International Airport after authorities say they found them carrying tens of thousands of dollars in cash. Customs and Border Patrols officials said they arrested four American Airlines attendants during an...

Florida veterinarian, wife die in plane crash near airport

Oct. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Florida veterinarian and his wife were identified Monday as victims of a deadly plane crash near a North Carolina airport, devastating friends who remembered their generosity and devotion to animals. Dr. Harvey Partridge and Patricia Partridge, both 72, of Terra Ceia, Florida,...