Aviation safety and security

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 - 7:29 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 - 11:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police evacuated part of a terminal at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday after a security official mistakenly allowed a French family that hadn't completed required security checks into a secure area. Federal police stopped flights from boarding and kept passengers out of area A of...
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August 01, 2018 - 8:24 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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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 2:34 pm
Passengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say. People are now less likely to be trapped by collapsed seats and floors, especially if the plane comes to rest more...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, people wait in line to check in at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. he summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary federal programs for air travel, TSA Precheck and Global Entry , cost $85 or $100 per traveler, respectively, and enrollment lasts five years for both. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 05, 2018 - 6:16 pm
The summer air travel season is shaping up to be the busiest ever, which could mean lengthy lines at U.S. airport security checkpoints. But you can use the faster lanes if you belong to an expedited screening program, which could essentially be free to join with the right credit card. The primary...
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Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport on Friday. (AP Photo/Enrique de la Osa)
May 20, 2018 - 6:56 am
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose 39-year-old plane crashed in Havana had been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. Mexico's government said late...
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Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana's international airport in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
May 19, 2018 - 8:14 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews' performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. The plane was barred...
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In this photo taken Monday, May 16, 2018, and released by a passenger who wishes to remain anonymous, ground crew are seen leaving the Sichuan Airline flight that made an emergency landing in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan province. Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why the plane's cockpit windshield detached during a flight, forcing an emergency landing in an unusual mishap in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. (Passenger via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 4:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities and Airbus are investigating why a plane's windshield blew out midflight, forcing an emergency landing, in an unusual mishap for a country with a booming aviation market and exemplary air safety record. Sichuan Airlines flight 8633 was en route from Chongqing,...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz. Over the years, the Dallas-based carrier has paid millions of dollars to settle safety violations, including multiple fines for flying planes that didn’t have required repairs. Twice in the last nine years, the roofs have peeled off Southwest planes during flight. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 24, 2018 - 9:53 am
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 frame from video, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 21, 2018 - 5:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet involved in a fatal accident. A directive published by EASA late Friday called for inspections within 20 days...
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