Aviation safety and security

December 07, 2018 - 8:19 am
LONDON (AP) — A British teenager has been jailed for three years after his bogus bomb threats led to school evacuations and an airport security incident. George Duke-Cohan, 19, touched off panic in March 2018 when he emailed thousands of schools, warning about an explosive. The National Crime...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 28, 2018 - 5:36 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air's own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard, investigators said Wednesday. Briefing reporters on the aircraft's...
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A relative holds a photo of a passenger of the crashed Lion Air plane at the police hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Relatives numbed by grief provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash as accounts emerged of problems on the jet's previous flight including rapid descents that terrified passengers. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
October 31, 2018 - 12:03 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15-nautical-mile-wide search area. The 2-...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi walk on embankment of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
October 16, 2018 - 2:58 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Egypt's president urged Russia on Tuesday to resume direct flights to Egyptian resorts as he discussed ways to bolster ties with Russian officials and lawmakers. Moscow suspended the flights after a bomb planted by the Islamic State group brought a Russian passenger plane down over...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2107 file photo, the air traffic control tower is in sight as a plane takes off from San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. Aviation-safety officials say a close call last year highlights the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 on the July 2017 close call in which an Air Canada jet nearly crashed into planes lined up on the ground at San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 11, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Safety officials say a near collision of airliners in San Francisco last year was a few feet from becoming the worst crash in aviation history and underscores the need for faster reporting of dangerous incidents before evidence is lost. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a final report...
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Judges enter the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, where they ruled on an Iranian request to order Washington to suspend U.S. sanctions against Tehran. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
October 03, 2018 - 2:13 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding,...
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FILE - In this Dec.17, 2011 file photo, a passenger waits for his flight during a strike at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, central France. Authorities say police have arrested a man who rammed his car through two glass doors at Lyon's international airport and sped onto the runway. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
September 10, 2018 - 10:10 am
PARIS (AP) — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. The dramatic car chase was captured on amateur video...
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Workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport enter a secured area of the airport through a screening area Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in SeaTac, Wash. A turboprop plane was stolen from the airport by an airline ground agent on Friday, and later crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound, killing the man. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 13, 2018 - 6:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away...
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Passengers wait in a hall of terminal 1 of the Frankfurt, Germany, Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 after parts of a terminal were evaucated over concerns that at least one person may have entered the facility's security area unchecked. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 8:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated part of a terminal at Germany's biggest airport Tuesday over concerns that at least one person might have gotten through the facility's security area without being screened. Federal police stopped boarding flights in area A of Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1 around...
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August 01, 2018 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm,...
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