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GOP Congresswoman Charged With Airport Weapons Violation

Victoria Spartz's rep says she did not realize handgun was still in her bag

(Newser) - A Republican congresswoman was charged with a weapons violation Friday after allegedly carrying a gun into Virginia's Washington Dulles International Airport. GOP Rep. Victoria Spartz of Indiana was on her way from the Washington, DC, area to Romania for a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in...

On Island of Crete, an 'Extremely Interesting' Find

Archaeologists unearth 4K-year-old building from Minoan civilization; airport project may be disrupted

(Newser) - A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Crete hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday the structure is a "unique and extremely interesting find" from Crete's Minoan civilization, famous...

Passenger Tracks Missing Bag to Airport Worker's House
Passenger Tracks Luggage
to Airport Worker's Home
in case you missed it

Passenger Tracks Luggage to Airport Worker's Home

Fired employee is now charged with theft

(Newser) - An airport employee in Florida has been charged with felony theft after a passenger tracked her stolen luggage to the employee's house. After her March 3 flight out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was canceled, university student Paola Garcia was told to pick up her checked bag on a...

Munich Airport Shuts Down After a Most Sticky Situation

Police detained 6 climate activists who glued themselves to runway access roads

(Newser) - German authorities closed down Munich Airport temporarily on Saturday after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, officials and local media reported. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the...

'Trump Force One' Gets Into Fender Bender at Airport

The Boeing 757 clipped a VistaJet in West Palm Beach, Florida; not clear if Trump was on board

(Newser) - Donald Trump's private plane had a seemingly minor mishap in Florida over the weekend. WFLA reports that on Sunday, a Boeing 757 with the registration number N757AF clipped an empty private jet parked at West Palm Beach International Airport, with an FAA notice announcing the moving plane was taxiing...

San Francisco Has Beef With Oakland's Airport Name Change

Officials have voted to rename it San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport

(Newser) - Oakland officials have voted in favor of changing the name of the city's airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, despite San Francisco threatening a lawsuit over what it says is a trademark violation. The Board of Commissioners for the Port of Oakland voted unanimously Thursday to approve...

Airport Robot Will Be Disguised as Coyote or Fox

Alaska authorities plan use Aurora to scare wildlife away from runways

(Newser) - A headless robot about the size of a labrador retriever will be camouflaged as a coyote or fox to ward off migratory birds and other wildlife at Alaska's second-largest airport. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said its "new hire" Aurora will be based at the...

Airport Chief Hurt in Shootout With ATF Agents
Airport Chief
Shot During ATF
Gunfight Dies

Airport Chief Shot During ATF Gunfight Dies

It's still not clear what agents were looking for

(Newser) - The Arkansas airport director shot by federal agents who were serving a search warrant on his home early Tuesday has died, the airport announced Thursday. Bryan Malinowski, 53, "was a 16-year employee of the airport," the chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission said in a statement...

3 Killed, 9 Hurt in Boise Hangar Collapse
Collapse at Boise Airport Kills 3

Collapse at Boise Airport Kills 3

9 others injured, 5 critically when hangar under construction folds

(Newser) - A hangar under construction on the grounds of the airport in Boise, Idaho, collapsed Wednesday, killing three people and injuring another nine, officials said. Five of those injured in the collapse are in critical condition, the city said in a statement released Wednesday night. Authorities responded at about 5pm to...

FAA Investigates Ground Collision of 2 Boeing Planes

Aircraft wing clipped rear of another jet Sunday at Chicago O'Hare International Airport

(Newser) - A plane taxiing for departure clipped another aircraft at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Sunday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday. No injuries were reported. The FAA says it will investigate the incident, which involved two Boeing aircraft, the AP reports. The left wing tip of Flight 11...

Airports Saw Record Number of Guns. Most Were Loaded

Vast majority of 6.7K firearms intercepted at US airports in 2023 were loaded, agency says

(Newser) - In 2022, the Transportation Security Administration intercepted more than 6,500 firearms at security checkpoints at airports around the nation—a record figure . The TSA has now broken that record, finding 6,737 guns last year, the highest number seen since the agency was formed after 9/11, reports CBS News...

2023's Most Punctual Airports and Airlines
World's 10 Most
Punctual Airlines

World's 10 Most Punctual Airlines

Aviatian analysts Cirium also ranks airports

(Newser) - Interested in improving the odds of arriving on time when flying? Aviation analyst Cirium released its rankings on the top airports and airlines that won't leave you waiting on the tarmac. Check out the 10 best in each category below (and read more of their report here ).

Cops: Guy Swiped Plane in Vegas, Went for a Ride

Police say suspect landed stolen private aircraft on road outside California airport, then ran

(Newser) - An Idaho man was arrested after allegedly stealing a plane from a North Las Vegas hangar, flying it over 100 miles into southern California, and eventually landing on a road outside the Barstow airport and running into a desert area after officers inquired about the aircraft, the AP reports. The...

Utah Man Dies After Climbing Into Plane Engine

Federal agencies are investigating death at Salt Lake City airport

(Newser) - Police in Salt Lake City are investigating a strange death at the Utah city's airport. Police say a man later identified as 30-year-old Park City resident Kyle Efinger died Monday night after he breached an emergency exit in the terminal building and crawled into a plane engine, NBC News...

300 Travelers Held for 3 Days at French Airport

Authorities say they received tip about suspected human trafficking

(Newser) - About 300 Indian citizens heading to Central America were sequestered in a French airport for a third day Saturday because of an investigation into suspected human trafficking, authorities said. The 15 crew members of the Legend Airlines charter flight en route from United Arab Emirates to Nicaragua were questioned and...

TSA: Man Blamed This 'Loaded Diaper' on His Girlfriend

Agency says man was cited at NYC's LaGuardia airport after 17 bullets found in disposable diaper

(Newser) - It was a loaded diaper, but not like you would think. Security officers found 17 bullets concealed inside a disposable baby diaper Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said. Officers pulled the otherwise clean diaper from a passenger's carry-on bag after it triggered an...

Southwest Passenger Climbs Out of Plane, Jumps to Tarmac

The man was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines passenger was hospitalized for evaluation Sunday night after he opened an emergency hatch on an aircraft, climbed out onto the wing, and jumped down onto the tarmac, authorities say. Witnesses say the man ran across the tarmac at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and tried to...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Airports in America
This Is the Best
Airport in America

This Is the Best Airport in America

Phoenix ranks No. 1 in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings; Newark comes in last among large airports

(Newser) - A good chunk of one's flying experience takes place not on the plane itself, but in the airport—and some of those venues are better than others when it comes to customer satisfaction. The Wall Street Journal took a look at the 50 largest airports in the nation, examining...

In Hamburg Airport, 'the Hostage Situation Is Over'

Man holding his 4-year-old daughter hostage surrenders with no one injured

(Newser) - The hostage situation at Hamburg Airport ended Sunday afternoon, around 18 hours after a man drove his vehicle through the gates of the airport with his 4-year-old daughter inside, authorities said. The man was arrested and the girl appears to be unharmed, reports the AP . Hamburg police tweeted that "...

NTSB Says 2 Jets Collided at Houston Airport

Nobody was injured in Tuesday incident

(Newser) - Hours before Michael Whitaker was confirmed by the Senate as the new Federal Aviation Administration chief on Tuesday, two private jets collided at a Houston airport. The FAA says a Hawker 850XP took off without permission at William Hobby Airport, colliding with a Cessna Citation coming in to land on...

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