Airport operation

November 13, 2018 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland. The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into "reports from a small number of aircraft" about what was called "unusual air activity" on Friday. "The report...
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FILE - This Aug. 6, 2014 file photo shows the news FAA tower under construction at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Federal and airport authorities said Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. "No safety events occurred during this incident," the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement about what officials said amounted to a 40-minute span during which the female controller slurred words and then apparently lost consciousness shortly before midnight Wednesday. (Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 11:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal and airport authorities said Friday they are investigating why an air traffic controller became incapacitated and went silent while working a night shift alone in the tower at busy McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. "No safety events occurred during this incident...
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November 09, 2018 - 8:38 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority announced Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a "last...
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November 01, 2018 - 6:26 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a baggage handler told them he was drunk when he fell asleep in a cargo hold and flew from Kansas City to Chicago. American Airlines says the Piedmont Airlines employee was working American Flight 363 on Saturday when the Boeing 737 left Kansas City International Airport...
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September 12, 2018 - 5:41 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Missiles were fired at Libya's capital Tripoli, including the city's only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to anther airport to the south, government and airport officials said Wednesday, less than a week after the U.N. brokered a cease-fire between...
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The left engine of Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits several meters away on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 17, 2018 - 6:58 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst. The Boeing 737-...
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The left engine of Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, sits several meters away on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in suburban Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. All the passengers and crew of Xiamen Air Flight 8667 were safe and were taken to an airport terminal, where they were given blankets and food before being taken to a hotel. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 17, 2018 - 1:07 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials said Friday. Only...
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August 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did...
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A view of the first flight by an electric aircraft, at Olso Airport, in Gardermoen, Norway, Monday, June 18, 2018. Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a small, Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat when they took off from a remote corner of the Oslo airport for a brief journey in the grey skies. (Gorm Kallestad/NTB scanpix via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 11:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha...
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June 09, 2018 - 2:56 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Eritrean detainee of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency died in a holding area after apparently committing suicide, Egyptian airport officials said on Saturday.The officials said that Zeresenay Ermias Testfatsion, 34, was being held by authorities at Cairo...
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