Transportation safety

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, shows the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, put on display during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up high over Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. A Dutch safety watchdog says airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. The Dutch Safety Board issued a report Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, following up on its publication in 2015 of a probe into the cause of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 21, 2019 - 5:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A high-ranking federal regulator is telling Southwest Airlines and its mechanics union that their bitter fight could hurt the airline's safety program. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes during a yearlong investigation. Southwest said Tuesday that it has made improvements in its methods for calculating the weight and balance of loads,...
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February 07, 2019 - 6:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Air says one of its planes bound for Nice, southern France was forced to return to Stockholm soon after taking off for security reasons after the airline received a bomb threat. Swedish police said 169 passengers were evacuated. They said that no explosives were...
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People wait to get through security at the Orlando International Airport following a security incident on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Passengers on shuttles to gates at Florida's busiest airport had to be brought back for a second screening, bringing security checkpoints to a temporary standstill. A spokeswoman for Orlando International Airport told television station WKMG on Saturday that the passengers were returned in "an abundance of caution" after some passengers may have gotten through the checkpoints without being screened property. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 5:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays. Panicked passengers...
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January 26, 2019 - 1:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Members of the Stanford University track team are safe after their charter bus caught fire in Seattle on Friday. The team was traveling to an invitational track meet at the University of Washington when some students noticed flames at the back of the bus as they traveled northbound...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Unions that represent air traffic controllers, flight attendants and pilots are growing concerned about safety with the shutdown well into its fifth week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2019 - 2:56 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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January 21, 2019 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is banning Mahan Air from landing in the country with immediate effect, citing security concerns and the Iranian airline's involvement in Syria. A foreign ministry spokesman said Monday the decision was taken to safeguard Germany's "foreign and security policy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2008 file photo, a Eurostar train heading to London enters the Channel tunnel to England in Coquelles, northern France. France's government is kicking off a 50 million-euro (about $57 million) plan to prepare for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29 without a plan. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
January 17, 2019 - 6:14 am
PARIS (AP) — France is spending 50 million euros ($57 million) to beef up security at airports and the Eurotunnel, hiring hundreds of extra customs officers and issuing emergency decrees to gear up for the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the European Union on March 29...
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One of two footballs that flanked local, state and federal law enforcement officials at a Tuesday news conference about public safety at the upcoming Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. The city is hosting the game on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
January 15, 2019 - 9:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid...
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Security lines at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta stretch more than an hour long amid the partial federal shutdown, causing some travelers to miss flights, Monday morning, Jan. 14, 2019. The long lines signaled staffing shortages at security checkpoints, as TSA officers have been working without pay since the federal shutdown began Dec. 22. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Air travelers endured waits of more than an hour to get through domestic checkpoints at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown. No-shows among screeners...
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