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TSA stops woman with gun in carry-on at Logan checkpoint

Nov. 26, 2021 10:56 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman with a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag was stopped at a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston on the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The handgun had five rounds when it was...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

Choppers rescue travelers on Canada highway after mudslides

Nov. 16, 2021 05:17 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nearly 300 people trapped overnight in their vehicles by mudslides on a highway in British Columbia were being flown to safety by helicopters Monday while authorities sought to determine if anyone was swept up in the flow of debris set off by torrential...

Travelers face security delays at Newark's Terminal A

Nov. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Travelers will face security delays, especially during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, because of construction at Newark Liberty International Airport's Terminal A, officials said Monday. Transportation Security Administration officials said one...

NTSB: Brake system issue probable cause in 2019 plane crash

Nov. 02, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The braking system on a plane carrying 42 people that overran a runway at an Alaska airport in 2019, killing one, was compromised by anti-skid sensors that were not correctly wired, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday. The...

Minot lawmaker barred from flight after run-in with TSA

Oct. 28, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport this week after a run-in with a security agent during a pat down. Republican Rep. Jeff Hoverson says he and his wife were planning to travel Monday for their...

Aircraft operator found guilty in Emiliano Sala crash trial

Oct. 28, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The businessman who organized the flight that resulted in the death of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was found guilty on Thursday of endangering the safety of an aircraft. Sala died after the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft in which he...

Judge acquits man who lived at Chicago airport for 3 months

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who spent three months living in a secured terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport instead of flying home to India as he had planned has been acquitted on a felony trespassing charge. Cook County Judge Adrienne Davis acquitted Aditya...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

Watchdog finds flaws in FAA oversight of American Airlines

Oct. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A government watchdog said Friday that federal safety regulators routinely fail to ensure that American Airlines gets to the cause of maintenance shortcomings when they are discovered. The Transportation Department’s inspector general said that in some...