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Plane From JFK Drops 20-Pound Engine Part On L.I. Yard

Plane From JFK Drops 20-Pound Engine Part On L.I. Yard

On Thursday, a 20-pound engine tail cone fell from a Boeing 777 plane headed from JFK Airport to Tokyo and onto the front yard of Michelle Russell in Roosevelt, Long Island. The Delta crew only realized...

JFK Passenger's Thick Soled Shoes Reveal Cocaine

JFK Passenger's Thick Soled Shoes Reveal Cocaine

Add this to the list of the ways drugs are smuggled into the JFK Airport: WABC 7 reports that earlier this month, "A Worcester, MA resident apparently tried to stroll past U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Smoke, Electrical Smell Plagued Two JetBlue Flights

Smoke, Electrical Smell Plagued Two JetBlue Flights

According to the Post, two JetBlue flights had issues after take-off from JFK Airport last week, requiring both to return to the airport. On Monday, "smoke seeped into the cabin of JetBlue Flight 654, which was...

Plane Sat On JFK Tarmac For 6 Hours Before 2 1/2 Hour Flight

Plane Sat On JFK Tarmac For 6 Hours Before 2 1/2 Hour Flight

Photo: JetBlue's 2007 mess On Friday, a Sun County flight to Minnesota from JFK Airport—usually a 2 1/2 hour journey—was stuck on the tarmac for six hours before take off—and now Senator Chuck Schumer and NY...

Man Flies Into JFK On Motorized Paraglider

Man Flies Into JFK On Motorized Paraglider

Joe Shlabotnik's flickr Don't want to risk sleeping in JFK to wait for your flight? Screw the man, pilot your own damn flight. Last Sunday evening a "wingnut pilot" flew into JFK airport, where he briefly...

Cab Driver Races Off With Woman's Change...and Her Baby

Cab Driver Races Off With Woman's Change...and Her Baby

A livery cab driver decided to keep the change when a foreign tourist didn't have anything smaller than a hundred and unwittingly ended up with a baby on board. 42-year-old Jean Pierre Lesly picked up a...

JFK Airport Workers Stole From Baggage, Queens DA Says

JFK Airport Workers Stole From Baggage, Queens DA Says

Not so shocking: Queens DA Richard Brown said that a TSA officer and contract baggage handler at JFK Airport were arrested for stealing a Macbook Air laptop and a T-Mobile Sidekick from checked luggage. As part...

French Tourists Dragged on

French Tourists Dragged on "Hell Ride" Get Fame, Gift Bags

The five French tourists who became unwilling passengers in a high-speed chase on Tuesday when police tried to bust an unlicensed livery van at JFK are getting a great taste of American instant-celebrity. Yesterday two of...

French Tourists Get High-Speed

French Tourists Get High-Speed "Hell Ride" In Van From JFK

Five French tourists got dragged on a crazy, high-speed chase after getting into an unlicensed livery van at JFK yesterday. The unwanted excitement started around 11 a.m. after Port Authority police spotted Ian McFarland, 57, hustling...

No Airport Landing Slot Auction... For Now

No Airport Landing Slot Auction... For Now

A court order put a delay on the plan to auction off takeoff and landing slots at NYC's area airports. The Bush administration has said auctioning 10% of flight slots would help alleviate air traffic and raise...

Lil' JFK Born Inside Kennedy Airport

Lil' JFK Born Inside Kennedy Airport

A pregnant woman flying all the way from Gambia to New York yesterday made it through thirteen-plus hours in a pressurized cabin only to go into labor and deliver her baby once she arrived in JFK airport....

JetBlue Terminal Evacuated Over...Paperweights

JetBlue Terminal Evacuated Over...Paperweights

The alert about a "suspicious package" at JFK Airport said there were hand grenades in a piece of luggage. The JetBlue terminal was evacuated, only for the grenades to turn out to be World War II grenade...

The Old Heavy Suitcase Trick

The Old Heavy Suitcase Trick

The Queens DA announced that two American Airlines baggage handlers at JFK Airport were charged with stealing $280,000 of jewelry from a suitcase checked in and bound for Los Angeles. Apparently Albert Acevedo and Angelo Riviello had...

Port Authority Really Hates Bush Administration's Flight Plan

Port Authority Really Hates Bush Administration's Flight Plan

The federal Department of Transportation has been looking to reduce congestion at airports, especially the NYC-area ones, but the Port Authority says auctioning departure and arrival slots would "have a severe negative impact” and “would be...

New Superjet Flies Twice as Many Rich People into JFK

New Superjet Flies Twice as Many Rich People into JFK

The world's largest passenger airliner touched down at JFK yesterday. The NY Daily News has a thorough description of the "superjumbo jet" that includes amenities such as an on-board lounge with a massage system, bathrooms where passengers...

American's JFK Airport Baggage Issues Fixed

American's JFK Airport Baggage Issues Fixed

Yesterday's glitch with American Airlines' baggage system that delayed flights and kept checked bags from traveling with their owners is now, as of 6 a.m., fixed, but some prior flights were canceled. An AA spokesman told the...

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

Yesterday afternoon, a Delta Air Lines flight headed for Salt Lake City from JFK didn't get too far: One of the plane's tires blew out during takeoff, forcing the plane to circle the airport and dump fuel...

FAA to Use Lights, Salary Incentives for Air Traffic Safety

FAA to Use Lights, Salary Incentives for Air Traffic Safety

After two incidents where planes nearly hit each other at JFK Airport, the FAA is offering ways to increase runway safety. One is to use a system of warning lights (sort of like traffic lights) that will...

Near Hit at JFK in Second Recent Incident

Near Hit at JFK in Second Recent Incident

The FAA made immediate changes to the take off and landing procedures at JFK Airport, after two jets came within 600 feet of crashing into each other yesterday afternoon. The incident was the second near collision at...

Another Close Call at JFK Airport?

Another Close Call at JFK Airport?

Air traffic controllers say two planes were within 100 feet of colliding at JFK Airport this past weekend. The FAA is investigating (it hasn't heard of such an incident yet), and a spokesperson for one of the...

Mentioning a Bomb Never Goes Over Well at Airports

Mentioning a Bomb Never Goes Over Well at Airports

A business consultant is accused of "falsely claiming there was a bomb in her suitcase" after she was unable to get onto her JetBlue flight at JFK Airport last week. According to the complaint filed in Brooklyn...

Pope Benedict Arrives in NYC

Pope Benedict Arrives in NYC

His Holiness has arrived! Pope Benedict XVI arrived at JFK Airport this morning (NY1's Roger Clark excitedly noted the flight from DC was shorter than expected) and was greeted by various Catholic Church and political dignitaries....

9,000 Gallon Fuel Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies in Fire

9,000 Gallon Fuel Tanker Crashes, Driver Dies in Fire

Image of firefighters trying to put out overturned fuel tanker fire in Queens from WNBC A two-alarm fire was ignited on the Van Wyck Expressway when a tanker crashed near North Conduit Avenue - and JFK...

American Airlines Says It Helped Ill Passenger

American Airlines Says It Helped Ill Passenger

American Airlines refuted a family's claims that a Brooklyn woman died because of faulty equipment and attention. The airline's spokesman said, "American Airlines, after investigation, has determined that oxygen was administered on the aircraft, and it was...

Rescued Military Unit Pets Make Way from Iraq to U.S.

Rescued Military Unit Pets Make Way from Iraq to U.S.

Some dogs traveling to the U.S. from Iraq weren't dogs of war or trained to sniff explosives. Instead, they provided a little comfort and unconditional love to soldiers stuck in a war zone. With the help of...

Woman Dies During Flight to JFK, Family Blames Airline

Woman Dies During Flight to JFK, Family Blames Airline

On Friday, a woman traveling from Haiti to New York City died on the American Airlines flight. Her cousin say the crew initially refused to give her oxygen and that when they did, the oxygen tanks were...

Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra

Any color you like, by Unlisted Sightings at flickr; Artist: Jim Lambie at MoMA.Today on the Gothamist Newsmap: a shooting on East 39th St. in Manhattan, a large fight on 2nd Ave. in Manhattan, and a...

Snow Finally Makes an Impact in 2008

Snow Finally Makes an Impact in 2008

Photograph of someone determined to get around in the snow by Charley Lhasa on Flickr After January hype - which resulted in rain - and a brief moment of snow last week, a winter snow storm...

JFK Stained Glass Departs, Help for Terminal 5 Arrives

JFK Stained Glass Departs, Help for Terminal 5 Arrives

Workers are almost done dismantling the 317 feet long, 23 feet wide stained-glass exterior to the American Airlines’ vacant Terminal 8 building. The red, blue and white wall, comprised of 900 panes of glass, was designed by...

More Crocs Escalator Nightmares!

More Crocs Escalator Nightmares!

A 7-year-old New York City boy has joined a growing number of children who’ve had the horrifying experience of getting their feet mangled by escalators while wearing popular plastic clogs made by Crocs. The boy’s mother says...

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