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Airport Delays Point to Sequester Cuts

Airport Delays Point to Sequester Cuts

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Air travel is likely to become even more frustrating than usual, starting Sunday. The Federal Aviation Administration has begun furloughs resulting from mandatory budget cuts for some of its 47,000 agency employees.It…

Large Airport Sign Falls, Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

Large Airport Sign Falls, Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — A sign at the Birmingham airport fell on a family on Friday, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring other family members.The child, Luke Bresette, was killed Friday afternoon when a large information sign, weighing an esti…

Southwest Airlines Plane Veers Off New York Runway

Southwest Airlines Plane Veers Off New York Runway

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A plane veering off the runway might frazzle most pilots, but not the one flying Southwest Flight 4695.On a recording obtained by LiveATC.net, the pilot calmly says to the control tower, “Tower, 4695, we …

WWII Bomb Discovery Prompts Airport Shutdown in Japan

WWII Bomb Discovery Prompts Airport Shutdown in Japan

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SENDAI, Japan) — Officials closed one of northern Japan’s major airports Monday upon the discovery of an unexploded bomb, believed to be from World War II, near a runway.Flight arrivals and departures were ca…

WWII Bomb Discovery Prompts Airport Shutdown in Japan

WWII Bomb Discovery Prompts Airport Shutdown in Japan

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SENDAI, Japan) — Officials closed one of northern Japan’s major airports Monday upon the discovery of an unexploded bomb, believed to be from World War II, near a runway.Flight arrivals and departures were ca…

Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities

Airport Security: Body Scanners Moved to Less-Busy Cities

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration is taking so-called body scanners that use a specific type of technology out of major airports and moving them to less-busy ones. But it is not making the change because o…

Man Falls Asleep on Airport Baggage Belt, Goes Through X-Ray

Man Falls Asleep on Airport Baggage Belt, Goes Through X-Ray

Fair Use(ROME) — A photo that appears to be of a man going through an airport X-ray machine is making the rounds on the Internet.A Norwegian tourist fell asleep on a baggage belt at Rome’s Fiumicino airport and traveled 160 feet before being ide…

Man Who Crashed Utah Plane Wanted in Killing

Man Who Crashed Utah Plane Wanted in Killing

Obtained by ABC News(ST. GEORGE, Utah) — An airline captain who entered a small Utah airport early this morning and damaged a SkyWest Airlines jetliner, a terminal building and some parked vehicles had been sought by authorities in the death of his gi…

UK Airport Closes; Giant Tag Sale Planned

UK Airport Closes; Giant Tag Sale Planned

FIle photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(LONDON) — The entire contents of Plymouth airport in England will go up for auction this summer.Plymouth airport opened for business in the 1930s, and was shut down last December after its leaseholders, a property develo…

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

Woman Plants Gun, Ammo in Boy’s Toys to Set Up Ex at Airport

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WARWICK, R.I.) — Transportation Security Administration officers made a dangerous find Monday afternoon when a man and his child were attempting to fly from Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport.A disassembled .40 caliber p…

Man with Explosive Powder, Fireworks Apprehended at Philly Airport

Man with Explosive Powder, Fireworks Apprehended at Philly Airport

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A 29-year-old-man was taken into police custody Thursday morning at the Philadelphia airport after attempting to board a flight to San Francisco while carrying items that could have been assembled in…

Surveillance Video Apparently Shows Man Dragged Face-Down by Police

Surveillance Video Apparently Shows Man Dragged Face-Down by Police

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating an incident in which surveillance footage shows police officers apparently dragging a man face-down out of the Will Rogers World Airport.The incident occurred on Feb. 20, when Ja…

Delta Plane Rolls Off Taxiway at Atlanta Airport

Delta Plane Rolls Off Taxiway at Atlanta Airport

ABC News(ATLANTA) — A Delta airplane sustained significant damage when it veered off a taxiway early Tuesday morning while undergoing maintenance at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta, local ABC News affiliate WSB-TV reports.According to a Federal…

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per Day

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per Day

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration said it picked up 1,306 guns at airport checkpoints last year.That’s four guns a day. And that doesn’t include the spear guns and bombs.Last week alone the TSA confis…

Philadelphia Airport Driver Was Going 100 MPH

Philadelphia Airport Driver Was Going 100 MPH

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — The man who disrupted Philadelphia’s airport by darting onto the runway in his car, reached speeds up to 100 mph as a plane was about to land, according to an affidavit filed by an arresting FBI agen…

Philadelphia Airport Closed After Police Chase on Runway

Philadelphia Airport Closed After Police Chase on Runway

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Philadelphia International Airport was closed briefly Thursday after a drunken man drove his SUV through a fence and onto two runways, leading police on a high-speed chase, sparking a terrorism scare and forcing…

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

Rand Paul in Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville

ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told his communications director Monday morning he was being detained by TSA at the Nashville airport.The Twitter account associated with Paul staffer Moira Bagley, @moirabagley, tweeted around 10 a…

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat

TSA Confiscates Frosted Cupcake for Potential Security Threat

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — A Massachusetts woman who flew home from Las Vegas this week says an airport security officer took her frosted cupcake because he thought its vanilla-bourbon icing could be a “security risk.”Rebecca Hai…

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