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1. 09-29 Alitalia jet makes safe emergency landing in Rome Rome
2. 09-21 Huge cocaine haul seized in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
3. 09-08 Thai plane skids off Bangkok runway Thailand
4. 08-18 Brazil alarm at UK terror detention Heathrow, London
5. 08-14 Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash Birmingham, Alabama
6. 08-10 Police looting in Kenya fire probed Nairobi, Kenya
7. 08-07 Flights resume after Nairobi airport fire Nairobi, Kenya
8. 08-07 Delays after fire at Nairobi airport Nairobi, Kenya
9. 08-06 Major fire closes Nairobi airport Nairobi, Kenya

Korean plane goes off runway in Japan; no injuries   Snowden leaves airport, can stay in Russia, lawyer says
Alitalia jet makes safe emergency landing in Rome  Alitalia jet on a flight from Madrid safely made an emergency landing at Leonardo da Vinci airport after one of its landing gears failed to ... Huge cocaine haul seized in Paris Thai plane skids off Bangkok runway Brazil alarm at UK terror detention Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash   Two people were killed when a UPS cargo plane A300 crashed as it approached an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, turning into a fireball, say ... Police looting in Kenya fire probed Flights resume after Nairobi airport fire Delays after fire at Nairobi airport Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya


September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep. 29   Rome  
Sep. 21   Paris
Sep. 8   Thailand


August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.18   London
Aug.14   Alabama  
Aug.10   Kenya
Aug.7   Kenya
  Kenya
Aug.6   Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated
Aug.5   Northern Japan
Aug.1   Moscow  
  National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport



July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.22   New York  
  Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say
Jul.13   London Batteries 'not linked' to 787 fire Jul.12   London   Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow Map of Heathrow United Kingdom  Flights have resumed at London's Heathrow Airport after a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet   Moscow   Snowden meets activists at airport Map of Sheremetyevo Russia  Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has met leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow Jul.1   Moscow     Russian report says Snowden applied for asylum   Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Russia, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported, quoting a consular official at the airport

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.25   Moscow     Snowden 'still in Moscow airport  Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russia's President Vladimir Putin has confirmed Jun.16   Scotland 5 passengers from diverted EgyptAir flight claiming asylum in Britain
Jun.15   Damascus Syrian troops capture Damascus suburb near airport Jun.9   Kabul   Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport   Suspected militants have launched an attack close to the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security forces say

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.8  Brussels  33 arrests in Belgium diamond heist

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.13   Honduras Forest fire smoke shuts down airport in Honduras
Map of Tegucigalpa Honduras
  The main airport for Honduras' capital has been closed for several hours because smoke from forest fires reduced visibility
  Bali   All survive as Bali jet lands in sea  An airliner has ended up in the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali after missing Denpasar airport runway, but all those on board survived

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.19   Brussels Robbers steal $50M in diamonds at Belgian airport
Feb.9   Belgium   Fatal crash closes Charleroi airport Map of Charleroi Belgium
  Five people have been killed. The small Cessna aircraft suffered difficulties on take-off and crashed on the edge of the runway


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.28   Mali French troops 'surround Timbuktu'
Jan.1   Northern Syria     Fierce clash near Aleppo airport Map of Aleppo Syria
  Fierce clashes have erupted near the international airport in Syria's second city of Aleppo, officials say


year 2012 Top ^

Dec.12   Miami Deported McAfee lands back in US
  The software tycoon John McAfee has arrived in the United States after being escorted to the airport in Guatemala City and deported by Guatemala
Oct.29   Northern Japan   WWII bomb closes Japan airport
Map of Sendai Japan
  A major airport in northern Japan was closed after an unexploded bomb believed to be from WWII was found near a runway during construction work
Oct.10   London 2 arrested at London airport in terror probe Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  British police arrested a man and a woman at Heathrow Airport as part of an probe into people traveling to Syria participate in alleged terror activities
Aug.29   Netherlands F-16s scrambled over Holland 'hijack' Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
  A passenger plane was forced to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport and boarded by Dutch forces amid fears of a hijacking that proved unfounded
Jul.16  London  Heathrow braces as Olympics land Jun.6   Puerto Rico   Raid targets drug trafficking at airport Map of San Juan Puerto Rico
  Hundreds of federal and state agents were conducting sweeps of Puerto Rico's main airport Wednesday in an anti-drug trafficking operation
May.18   Beijing China's Chen 'set to fly to US'  Chen Guangcheng - who was at the centre of a diplomatic crisis with the US - says he is at Beijing's airport, where he expects to leave Apr.25   Los Angeles   US air screeners 'ran drug ring' Map of LAX USA
  Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport have been arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery
Feb.10   West Germany Man gets life for U.S. airmen shooting Map of Frankfurt Germany
  A German court has sentenced an Islamic extremist responsible for the deaths at a Frankfurt airport to life in prison


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.31   Texas Airport: explosives found in man's luggage
Map of Midland Texas
  A man has been detained at an airport in the US state of Texas after he tried to carry explosives through security
Sep.3   Paris Strauss-Kahn arrives in France Jul.29   Poland Pilot error in crash that killed Polish leader Jun.30   London Duke and Duchess begin first tour Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Prince William and his wife Kate left Heathrow Airport on a Royal Canadian Air Force jet bound for Ottawa
May.11  Libya  Rebels say they hold Misrata airport Feb.7  Chechnya  Chechen claims airport bombing Jan.24  Medvedev  Medvedev pledge on airport bomb   Moscow   Blast rocks Moscow's main airport
Map of Domodedovo Russia  Domodedovo airport, the busiest in Russia's capital, has been rocked by an explosion that has killed at least 31 people Jan.1   Siberia Russian band in plane fire drama

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.28   Sichuan Thousands stranded, fog closes airport
Map of Chengdu City Sichuan China
  Heavy fog forced authorities in southwest China to shut down a dozen highways and a regional airport
Dec.25  Paris  Conditions improve at European airports Dec.24   Paris Paris cancels half of flights Dec.22   London Heathrow boss gives up bonus over delay Nov.22   Washington   US 'seeks balance' in air checks
  The US airport security agency is 'desperately' working to balance travellers' privacy concerns with security needs
Nov.12   Afghanistan     Taliban attack Jalalabad airport
Map of Jalalabad Afghanistan
  Taliban insurgents have attacked the airport in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and a military outpost nearby
Nov.9   Jakarta Volcano ash forces flight cancellations
  The ash spewing from Indonesia's Mount Merapi has forced some airlines to cancel flights out of Jakarta's international airport Oct.16  Paris  Paris airport fuel running short Oct.10   Netherlands   US soul singer Solomon Burke dies Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
  Burke, who wrote the classic song Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport aged 70
Sep.3   Dubai   UPS cargo plane crashes near Dubai
  A United Parcel Service cargo plane crashed in an unpopulated area near the Dubai airport, killing the two crew members on board
Sep.1   Washington Pakistan military group cancels U.S. visit
  A delegation decided to cancel a meeting with U.S. military officials in protest after they were taken off a plane and questioned at the airport
Aug.21   Cairo   Stolen Van Gogh recovered at airport
  Egyptian authorities are nabbing the suspected thieves just moments before they were to board a plane and flee the country
Aug.12   London Union strike vote could shut 6 UK airports
Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Six major airports, including Heathrow, could shut down after employees of airport operator BAA overwhelmingly voted to go on strike
Aug.2   New York Two convicted in JFK airport bomb plot Map of JFK New York
  Russell Defreitas and Abdul Kadir were accused of conspiring to blow up jet-fuel supply tanks and pipeline in 2007
Jul.9   Austria   U.S., Russia swap spies
Map of Vienna Austria  The United States and Russia completed a spy swap Friday, exchanging the agents on chartered planes at an airport in Vienna Jun.19   Manila   Broken radio system imperils flights
  Despite a broken navigation system, planes will still be able to land and depart from Manila airport
May.22  Southern India  Air India jet crash investigation begins May.15   Vancouver Canada jets escort 'threat' plane
  Fighter jets have escorted a Cathay Pacific airliner from Hong Kong to land at Vancouver airport after receiving an alert of a bomb threat
May.10   Karachi Airport stops man with circuits in shoes
Apr.26   London   First Iraqi flight to London in 20 years Map of Gatwick United Kingdom
  The first commercial flight from Iraq to the United Kingdom in 20 years landed at Gatwick Airport and took off for Baghdad
Apr.19   Netherlands   Europe airport start to reopen for flights   The first flights in northern Europe have taken off after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland Apr.10   Russia Polish president died in plane crash Map of Smolensk Russia
  Tupolev 154, carrying Lech Kaczynski, has crashed near a Russian airport. 87 people were killed; there were no survivors
 Kaczynski, his wife Maria and several senior government figures were in Russia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. They included the army chief of staff Gen Franciszek Gagor, central bank governor Slawomir Skrzypek and deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer. There were a total of 132 people on the plane
Apr.7   Colorado 'Qatari diplomat detained' on US plane
  A man has been detained after an incident on a flight from Washington's airport to Denver. Two F-16 jets were scrambled to intercept the plane
Mar.3   New York   Airport jets 'directed by child'
Map of JFK New York
  US officials are investigating how a child was apparently allowed to direct planes at JFK airport - one of the country's busiest
Feb.22   New York Man pleads guilty to subway bomb plot
  Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan-born Colorado airport bus driver, has pleaded guilty to plotting to blow up New York's subway system
Feb.8   Tokyo Body found in plane's landing gear bay
Jan.24   Lebanon   Ethiopian airliner crashes; 90 on board   The Boeing 737-800 was thought to have gone down after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut at 2:27 a.m. Jan.7   European Union Airport chaos as icy weather grips Europe
  The icy weather gripping parts of Europe has disrupted flights at airports in the UK, France, the Irish Republic and the Netherlands


year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22   Jamaica   Jetliner misses runway at airport
Map of Kingston Jamaica
  No one was seriously injured Tuesday evening when an American Airlines plane overshot a runway near Kingston and crashed into a fence
Nov.10   London Pilot charged after UK airport arrest Oct.20   Madrid Wheelchair user arrested for smuggling
  A 92-year-old woman from Uruguay with cocaine strapped to her body flew all the way from Brazil before police arrested her at Madrid's airport
Sep.8   Washington   U.S. to test carry-ons for explosives
  The Transportation Security Administration is giving its airport checkpoint officers a kit to test for explosive powders
Aug.15   New York   Anger at US Bollywood detention
  The Indian government has asked the United States to explain why Shah Rukh Khan, a leading film star, was held for two hours at Newark airport
Jul.24   Iran 17 die as plane skids, bursts into flames Jul.5   Honduras Honduras denies Zelaya jet from landing May.30   Baghdad Dramatic plane arrest of ex-Iraq minister
  Former trade minister Abdul Falah Sudani has been arrested at the airport on corruption charges as he was trying to leave the country
Apr.5   Moscow Boeing 737 makes emergency landing Mar.28   Alaska   Mount Redoubt erupts again Map of Anchorage Alaska
  The volcano in southern Alaska is shooting 45,000 feet in the air. Some of the ash fell around Anchorage, resulting in the airport to close
Mar.22   Sydney   Deadly brawl at airport
  A man has been bludgeoned to death by a group of motorcycle gang members in full view of dozens of people
  London   Man arrested over airliner bomb hoax
Map of Gatwick United Kingdom
  A man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a bomb hoax after an incident temporarily shut down Gatwick airport
Mar.4   Netherlands   Altimeter 'had role' in air crash
  A faulty altimeter played a role in the plane crash near Schiphol airport last week that killed nine people
Feb.26   Netherlands     Turks, Americans are crash dead
Map of Amsterdam Netherlands
  The people killed in the Turkish Airlines plane crash near Amsterdam's main airport have been identified as 5 Turks and 4 U.S. citizens
Feb.19   Japan   30 injured on 747 flight to Japan
  A Northwest Airlines flight suffered turbulence before landing at Narita International Airport. There were 408 passengers and 14 crew members
Feb.13   London   2 hurt in London City Airport crash
  A British Airways Flight 8456 carrying 67 passengers and five crew members crashed. Avro RJ100's undercarriage collapsed as the plane landed
Feb.2   London Heaviest UK snow in 18 years hits flights Jan.15   New York   Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River
  A US Airways plane with 155 people on board went into a chilly river, apparently after striking birds upon takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.    The flight's captain was Chesley B. Sullenberger III, 57, of Danville, California, a former U.S. Air Force captain. All 150 passengers, 3 flight attendants and 2 pilots were rescued,...


year 2008 Top ^

Dec.4   Thailand Bangkok airport resumes operation Map of Bangkok airport Thailand
  Suvarnabhumi , Thailand's main international airport, has officially resumed full operations, 2 days after anti-government protesters left the site
Dec.1   Thailand Airport blast kills activist
  A blast has killed at least one anti-government protester and wounded 22 others at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport
Nov.28   Thailand PM removes chief of police
  Somchai Wongsawat has fired the chief of the national police force. Police have ordered protesters to quit the smaller Don Mueang airport
Nov.20   Berlin Fire breaks out at airport
  Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that engulfed a wooden barracks at Tegel airport. Air traffic was interrupted for 1/2 hour
Nov.10   Rome   Bird-hit jet in emergency landing
  Ciampino airport has temporarily closed after a Ryanair flight FR4102 from Frankfurt suffered 'substantial damage' as it made a landing
Nov.6   West Pakistan   15 militants killed in airstrike
  An airstrike killed 15 militants in the semiautonomous Bajur region, while two rockets landed near the region's main airport
Oct.9   Madrid   Wing flaps blamed in crash
  Accident investigators have published a preliminary report into a plane crash that claimed 154 lives at Madrid airport in August
Oct.7   Nepal   'Tourists die' in Nepal air crash Map of Lukla Nepal
  12 German tourists were among 18 people killed when a passenger Yeti Airlines plane crashed in Everest region at Tenzing-Hillary airport
Sep.26   Ruhr   Police seize terror suspects on flight Map of Cologne Germany
  Federal police seized 2 suspected terrorists from a Dutch passenger aircraft at airport shortly before it was due to take off for Amsterdam
Sep.19   Rome Alitalia airline cancels flights
  Alitalia has cancelled a number of flights from Fiumicino airport, increasing fears that the carrier may soon go into liquidation
Aug.24   Madrid   Spanish jet makes unscheduled landing
Map of Malaga Spain
  A Spanair MD-82 jet made a landing at an airport in southern Spain, just 5 days after another MD-82 operated by the airline crashed in Madrid
Aug.22   Madrid   Plane burst into flames after runway skid
  A Spanair MD-82 was not on fire as it took off from Madrid's airport but lifted off slightly into the air, fell back to the ground
Aug.21   Madrid   DNA tests for Madrid air victims
  DNA tests will be needed to identify many of the 153 people killed in plane disaster at the airport
Aug.20   Madrid   Passengers saw flames before jet crashed
  Passengers said they saw flames and then heard an explosion moments before a jet crashed on takeoff at Madrid's Barajas Airport Jul.23   Indonesia Crash pilot on trial Map of Java Indonesia
  The pilot of an plane that crashed at an airport on Java island last year, killing 21 people, has gone on trial accused of negligence
Jul.3   Taiwan Direct China-Taiwan flights begin Jun.24   Tel Aviv Suicide sparks Sarkozy scare May.25   Belgium Boeing 747 splits in two on take off Apr.15   Congo   Air crash kills more than 80 Map of Goma Congo
  The Hewa Bora Airways DC-9 crashed shortly after taking off from the Goma airport, killing 83 passengers and crew on board
 The plane was heading from the city of Goma in the eastern mountains to the city of Kisangani when it plummeted into a neighborhood near the runway
Mar.29   London   T5 cancellations set to continue Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Flight cancellations at the new Terminal of Heathrow Airport will continue well into next week
Mar.27   London Delays, protests as Heathrow's T5 opens Mar.13   London   Queen set for Terminal 5 opening Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Heathrow Airport's controversial Terminal is set to be opened in a ceremony involving hundreds of airport and construction workers
Jan.31   Denmark   CIA flights to Greenland investigated
  Denmark will investigate claims that the CIA secretly used an airport on the Arctic territory to transport prisoners in the U.S. war on terror


year 2007 Top ^

Dec.9   Northern England   Wife of 'Canoe Man' arrested
Map of Manchester United Kingdom
  Anne Darwin, 55, was arrested by officers when she arrived at airport on a flight from Atlanta, Georgia
Dec.4   Berlin   Airlift airport to close Map of Tempelhof Germany
  Historic Tempelhof Airport, which played a key role in the airlift in the wake of World War II, will close to passengers in 2008
Oct.10   London All Blacks rugby star arrested Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Doug Howlett was arrested by police after 2 cars were damaged outside the team hotel at Heathrow Airport
Aug.31   Kabul Bomber targets airport
  A suicide bomber plowed into 3 vehicles at Kabul International Airport's military gate, killing one Afghan soldier and wounding 4 other people
Aug.22   Japan   Taiwan jet in emergency landing
  A China Airlines plane has been forced to make an emergency landing at an airport after it ran out of fuel
Aug.19   Japan Jetliner burst into flames
Jul.19   Sao Paulo   Prosecutors want airport closed
  Federal prosecutors sought a court order to shut down the entire Brazil's busiest airport until the investigation into the crash was completed
  Sao Paulo Critics blast authorities on blast
  Air-safety concerns have been aired in congressional hearings; pilots have worried for years about the short, slippery runways at Brazil's busiest airport
Jul.18   Sao Paulo   Jet disaster probe begins
  Rescue workers and crash investigators are searching the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed in flames at an airport
Jul.6   Pakistan     Guns fired near president's plane Map of Islamabad Pakistan
  Police seized munitions at a house near Islamabad's airport after reports of rooftop gunfire around the same time Musharraf's plane was taking off
Jul.5   Mexico   9 die as jet careens onto highway Map of Culiacan Mexico
  A small cargo jet failed to take off, blew a tire and slid off the runway at the airport in the western coastal city of Culiacan
Jul.2   Scotland   Two more held over bomb attacks
  A bomb disposal unit has performed at least 2 controlled explosions on a device at a hospital where one of the suspects in airport attack is being treated
Jul.1   United Kingdom Car bombings suspect 'on the run'
  Scotland   Glasgow attack: Police blow up car
  A controlled explosion has been carried out on a vehicle at the hospital treating a suspect in the attack on the airport
Jun.30   Scotland   Blazing car crashes into Glasgow airport
Map of Glasgow Airport United Kingdom  Jeep Cherokee being driven at speed towards the main terminal building with flames coming out from underneath Jun.26   Sao Paulo   2 planes clipped each other on runway
  The planes were maneuvering for takeoff at Congonhas airport. Brazil's president declared his nation's air traffic control system to be safe
Jun.3   Sierra Leone     Air crash kills 20
  A helicopter ferrying passengers to Freetown airport has crashed. The 19 passengers were reportedly from Togo
Jun.2   New York Arrests in airport 'bomb plot'
Mar.25  Sri Lanka  Attack on Colombo air force base Feb.6   Pakistan Police wounded in Islamabad airport bomb
  Police thwarted a suicide attacker after a shootout and blast that killed the attacker and wounded 3 police


year 2006 Top ^

Dec.30   Madrid   Madrid bomb shatters ETA cease-fire  Spain has blamed a powerful bomb explosion at the country's busiest airport on Basque separatist group Nov.29   London   Radioactive traces on BA planes Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  Traces of a radioactive substance have been found on 2 planes at Heathrow Airport
Nov.28   Turkey   Pope begins landmark visit
  Benedict XVI is on his first trip to a mainly Muslim country since acceding to the papacy. PM Erdogan met him at airport
Nov.16   Montreal   Canada detains alleged Russian spy
  Canada detained a man at Montreal airport as a threat to national security
Nov.1   Paris   Airport bars Muslim staff
  More than 70 Muslim workers at Charles de Gaulle airport have been stripped of the security clearance
Oct.29   Nigeria   Sultan among crash dead   Boeing 737, with 104 on board, crashed near the Abuja airport shortly after takeoff and burst into flames Sep.14   Spain Builders hurt in airport roof fall
  20 workers were trapped for a short time at Menorca airport when the roof of a building under construction collapsed
Aug.17   USA   Airport in 'explosives' alert
  A terminal in W. Virginia has been evacuated after explosives tests on 2 containers in a luggage came up positive
Jul.13   Beirut   Israel imposes Lebanon blockade  The warships have blocked ports, and Lebanon international airport was closed after Israeli bombing Jul.12   Beirut   Israeli jets strike Beirut airport  Israeli fighter jets are expanding military campaign against Hezbollah holding two Israeli soldiers captive Jun.21   London al-Qaeda planned to hijack from Heathrow
  US report has confirmed al-Qaeda planned to fly planes into the airport and a Canary Wharf skyscraper
Apr.11   Mexico   Drugs seized on plane from Venezuela
  Mexican soldiers seized 5.5 tons of cocaine from a commercial plane at the airport of Caudal de Carmen
Jan.25   Washington Pinochet's daughter seeks asylum in U.S.

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.7   Miami Man killed after bomb claim at airport
  Rome   The Olympic flame arrives
  The flame arrived from Athens at Rome's Ciampino military airport and was carried onto Italian soil
Sep.9   Baghdad   Airport closed to civilian traffic
  Airport security will be transferred from the British company to a trained Iraqi security force
Aug.11   London Thousands stranded by air strike Map of Heathrow United Kingdom
  At least 20,000 travelers remained stranded as British Airways canceled all its flights out of Heathrow Airport
Apr.18   Israel   Flights delayed from Israel's main airport
  Flights were temporarily grounded by the discovery of fuel that did not meet international standards
Apr.4   Thailand Thais fear bomb unrest may spread
  The bombs hit an airport, hotel and supermarket just outside the violence-hit Muslim far south
Mar.11   Italy   Visibility raised in agent death
  The car was rounding the bend of an entrance ramp to the road to Baghdad airport when U.S. soldiers opened fire


year 2004 Top ^

Nov.11  Cairo  Leaders gather for Arafat's funeral Sep.27   Dubai Dubai airport terminal collapses
  5 people were killed and 12 others injured after part of a terminal under construction collapsed
Sep.4   Southern California   L.A. airport reopens after scare
  2 unrelated security breaches forced the International airport to close for several hours
May.24   Paris   Paris may level airport terminal
  Airport officials are considering tearing down a futuristic new terminal following the collapse of part of its roof
May.23   Paris   Probes into airport roof collapse
  President Chirac is calling for a swift investigation into the collapse at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
  Paris   Deadly airport roof collapse  At least 5 people were killed when a massive section of a vaulted ceiling collapsed at a new passenger terminal Feb.10   United Arab Emirates   Iranian airliner crashed, killing 43
  'Short-hop' commuter flight from Kish island crashed in flames approaching Sharjah airport. 3 survivors in critical condition


year 2003 Top ^

Oct.22   Toronto   El Al Jet Diverted After Security Threat
  An Israeli airliner was diverted twice after an unspecified threat to the plane and to Toronto airport
Aug.10   New York Co-pilot arrested after talk of shoe bomb  An Air France co-pilot Phillippe Rivere, 50, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport Jul.6   Liberia     Taylor seeking asylum  Hundreds of Liberians met Nigerian President Obasanjo at Monrovia's airport Jun.12   Italy Explosive found on plane
  A search of a passenger plane at the airport in the town of Ancona has turned up an object that contained explosive material
Jun.5   France   France arrests 9/11 suspects
  2 suspected al-Qaeda militants have been arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris May.22   England Afghans win hijack appeal
  The 9 men found guilty of hijacking an airliner and flying it to Stansted Airport have had their convictions quashed
Apr.6   Baghdad   Baghdad surrounded
  Two C-130s and a C-117 cargo plane landed at Baghdad's international airport
Apr.3   Baghdad   Baghdad airport attacked
  American armored divisions have launched an assault on Saddam Int. Airport. Iraqi capital is blacked-out
Mar.28   Athens   Turkish hijack ends peacefully
  20-year-old Ozgur Gencaslas has been arrested at Athens airport, after all the passengers and crew were released
Mar.18   London London arrests after bombs found Map of Gatwick United Kingdom
  3 men have been arrested after police found 2 homemade bombs in an apartment near Gatwick Airport
Mar.4   Philippines Airport bomb suspects held
  5 suspected Muslim rebels were being questioned by police. Moro Islamic Liberation Front could be behind the blasts
 Philippines  Airport bomb kills 21 Feb.13  London  Man with grenade held at Gatwick Jan.10   France   Airport suspect 'was set up'
  A former soldier in the Foreign Legion has acknowledged framing the baggage handler


year 2002 Top ^

Dec.31   France   Airport arms find: Witness held
  A retired French soldier whose tip led police to a mini-arsenal in a car at a Paris airport has been taken into custody
Dec.29   Paris   Weapons find sparks Paris airport arrest
  Police have arrested a baggage handler after automatic weapons, plastic explosives and a detonator were found
Dec.21  Kabul  Helicopter crashes near Kabul airport Sep.2   Sweden Hijack suspect charged
  Kerim Sadok Chatty, 29, a Tunisian -born Swede, has been charged with attempting to hijack and sabotage an aircraft or airport
Aug.2   Mexico   Mexico City airport plan dropped
  Church bells summoned townspeople for a celebration after the plans scrapped to build new airport on their land
Jul.28   Moscow   14 die in airport crash
  Ilyushin Il-86 crashed on take-off from Sheremetyevo-1, Moscow's biggest airport. Two people survived
Jul.15   Mexico   Hostages freed in airport dispute
  Farmers fighting government plans to build a new airport on their land freed 15 hostages at the end of a 4-day standoff Jul.14   Mexico   Farmers soften talk of hostage threats
  1,000 armed farmers who own the land for an airport toned down their threats to kill hostages
Jul.13   Mexico   Farmers take more hostages  A group of farmers, angered by the government's appropriation of land for a new airport, took 4 more hostages Jul.5   Southern California   L.A. airport gunman was Egyptian
  Police questioned the widow of 41-year-old gunman Hesham Mohamed Hadayet who came to the US in 1992
Jul.4   Southern California LA airport shooting kills 3 Feb.28   New York   False alarm over Air India flight Map of JFK New York
  Officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation have released a man escorted off an Air India flight at New York's JFK airport
Jan.5   England   Crash airport to re-open Map of Birmingham United Kingdom
  5 U.S. businessmen died when their private jet crashed on take-off at Birmingham International Airport


year 2001 Top ^

Nov.1   House of Representatives Congress tackles airport security
  New bill will set stricter standards for private security firms
Oct.13  Kabul  Bomb went astray Oct.11  Kabul  US planes pound Kabul Oct.10   Kabul   Kabul raids
  Anti-aircraft fire and several loud explosions were heard near the airport on the outskirts of the city
Aug.15   Siberia   Radioactive devices stolen
  The burglars have stolen devices, which measure the level of icing on aeroplane, from a depot at an airport
Aug.13   Colombia   3 IRA members held Map of Bogota Colombia
  Men were arrested at Bogota International Airport for helping train Colombian guerrillas
Aug.3   Sicily   Etna ash closes airport
  The shutdown of Sicily's Fontanarossa airport expected to last the entire weekend
Jul.29   Germany Protest closes Frankfurt airport
  Several hundred people gathered to protest asylum policy of deporting people
Jul.28   Sicily   Volcanic ash closes Sicily's airport
  Flights at Fontanarossa airport have had to be cancelled because thick ash covering the airstrip Jul.25   Sicily   Etna forces state of emergency Map of Catania Italy
  Mount continues to spew molten lava thousands of feet into the air. In Catania international airport has been closed
Jul.24   Sri Lanka   Troops in control of airport
  Tourists were caught in the crossfire by several hours of fierce clashes
Jul.23  Sri Lanka  Tamil Tigers attack air force base Jul.13   Moscow   10 killed in air crash
  Cargo plane, 4-engined jet Il-76, crashed on takeoff at a military airport
Jun.10   Macedonia   Rebels give Macedonia ultimatum  Ethnic Albanian rebels have given the government to stop firing or they will attack the airport, oil refineries, police stations Apr.8   Netherlands Airport evacuated after fire
  A terminal has been evacuated after explosion and a fire broke out in a shopping mall area
Mar.15   Saudi Arabia   Hijackers demand end war
  The hijackers are demanding an end to the Chechnya war. A Russian airplane sits isolated at the Medina airport
Jan.12   Netherlands     Lockerbie lawyers discuss security
  Defence for the Libyans accused of the bombing have turned to airport security


year 2000 Top ^

Dec.29   Philippines Bomb Blasts Kill 11
  4 simultaneous explosions ripped apart a bus and a train coach and hit an airport and a park


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