Newark Liberty Airport
An internal audit by the agency found screeners got failing grades when it came to properly patting down passengers and confiscating prohibited items.
United Flight 409 bound for Seattle had to turn back Saturday morning after reports of possible smoke in the cabin and cockpit, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The plane blew tire on take-off, possibly sending debris into the engine. The pilot realized something was wrong right away and was in radio contact with the control tower. There were 173 people on board. No injuries were reported.
Air traffic controllers have been moved to an alternate site and will continue to handle traffic until the issue is resolved, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye said he will solicit proposals for companies to provide security at its facilities, including the airport.
The survey found LaGuardia Airport is by far the worst when it comes to check-in and security processes, baggage handling, providing Wi-Fi, staff communication, design and cleanliness.
While the passenger wasn’t allowed to board with the devices, she was allowed to rebook her trip to San Francisco after missing her original flight.
The agency said it won’t hesitate to go after anyone who causes a take-off delay at any of the Tri-State Area’s three major airports.
Transportation Security Administration screener John Deschamp said he found a wad of cash totaling $5,000 last month at Newark Liberty Airport.
Lori Berenson arrived in the United States Tuesday morning for her first visit home since Peruvian authorities arrested her in 1995.
The TSA said that the Belgium-bound passenger surrendered her items to officials and that there was no impact to airport operations.
A new study is raising concerns about the health risks of full body X-ray scanners as some 23 million people are expected to take to airports across the country next week for Thanksgiving.
The LOT Boeing 767 carrying 231 people made a belly landing in Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin International airport after its landing gear failed to deploy.
Previously the TSA announced it was removing the worker from screening operations. Now the agency says it has apologized to blogger Jill Filipovic and is sacking the worker.
According to a post on its blog, the TSA says the “individual was immediately removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated.”