February 14, 1998 |
The FBI is investigating a gunshot that hit a passenger window of a Delta Air Lines jet taxiing for takeoff at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, police said. Nobody was hurt. The plane bound for Mobile, Ala., was forced to return to the gate after the outer shell of the triple-pane window on the Boeing 727 was broken, said FBI spokeswoman Celestine Armstead. Investigators have recovered the bullet, which was found lying between the window panes.
August 28, 2002 |
A security screening supervisor at the Atlanta airport has been fired after failing to find a loaded gun while searching a passenger's carry-on bag, officials said Tuesday. The passenger was later arrested with the weapon at Philadelphia International Airport. The supervisor hand-searched the bag Sunday but missed the weapon and a clip of ammunition, said James Loy, head of the Transportation Security Administration. The employee, who was not identified, was fired Monday.
June 9, 1993 |
Old-timers who bemoan the passing of the nickel hot dog would do well to stay away from the Atlanta airport, where a frank fetches $4.20. Add in a large soft drink for $2.10 and you've got a bill to spoil any hungry traveler's appetite. People who travel by plane have always grumbled about high prices for snacks and sundries at airports. At Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, however, high prices are getting closer scrutiny because of allegations that they reflect corruption.
August 4, 1999 |
Federal agents delayed the takeoff of a flight to Turkey on Tuesday after receiving word that one of the passengers may have been a security threat. All of the passengers on the Delta Air Lines flight to Istanbul were asked to get off the plane as a security sweep was conducted. Six passengers were questioned, and one man was detained. "As far as the terrorism concern, all of that has been resolved," FBI agent Tom Bush said. "We have not been able to connect him to any terroristic group."
January 20, 1990 |
The pilot of an Eastern Airlines jetliner that crashed into a smaller plane did not see it on the runway until the last minute because he had been watching another jetliner that landed in front of them, federal investigators said Friday. A Continental Airlines jetliner had been cleared to land on the same runway ahead of the twin-engine Beechcraft Air King, which was struck from behind by the Eastern Boeing 727-200, said Robert MacIntosh, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator.
November 18, 2001 |
A man ran past guards and through a passenger exit at the nation's busiest airport Friday, halting flights and causing a ripple effect that slowed air traffic throughout the United States. The man entered the secure area of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport then fled down an up-escalator shortly before noon, airport officials said. The security breach all but shut down the airport for four hours, as flights into and out of Atlanta were delayed.