February 18, 2008 |
No one was seriously injured when two U.S. Airways planes clipped each others' wings at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington. Authorities said 63 passengers were taken off the planes. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said the collision involved an Airbus A319 headed to New York's La Guardia Airport and a jet going to Rochester, N.Y.
July 4, 2003 |
A car rental agency near La Guardia Airport was evacuated after employees discovered a loaded gun in a trunk and a suspicious device that turned out to be harmless, police said. The device was a clock taped to two road flares with black tape, said police spokesman Michael O'Looney. He said a bomb squad determined the clock could not have ignited the flares, and he described it as a hoax.
April 24, 2003 |
Eleven LaGuardia Airport workers stole hundreds of thousands of mini-bottles of airline liquor and resold them to neighborhood stores in New York, authorities said Wednesday. The employees of LSG Sky Chefs Inc. and two others pilfered more than 400,000 mini-bottles, worth about $1.5 million, from an airport storage facility over the last year, said Richard Brown, the district attorney of Queens, N.Y.
March 22, 2003 |
Authorities discovered a suspicious powdery substance at La Guardia Airport on Friday, leading to the partial evacuation of the main terminal and treatment of 10 people who said they felt ill. The substance was discovered about 1 p.m. during the search of a handbag at an American Airlines section of the terminal, said a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates New York City's airports.
March 23, 2002 |
The Delta Airlines terminal at La Guardia Airport was evacuated for 90 minutes Friday because of a security breach, inconveniencing hundreds of travelers, authorities said. Aircraft that had left the terminal and taxied out to runways were ordered back to the terminal, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters. He said the evacuation began at 10 a.m.
August 3, 2001 |
The Federal Aviation Administration will extend a cap on new flights at La Guardia Airport to head off a fresh surge of delays in the fall. The limits were set to expire Sept. 15, but they will be extended until Oct. 26, 2002. By that time, aviation officials hope to come up with a permanent solution to reduce congestion at La Guardia. In January, the FAA capped the number of new flights at 159 and assigned the slots--for landing or taking off--through a lottery.