June 28, 1986 |
Two British engineers held in Nigeria for more than two years were released from prison Friday. Kenneth Clark, 39, and Angus Paterson, 41, won an appeal of their conviction and 14-year jail terms on charges of conspiracy and stealing a private jet.
November 14, 2012 |
Michael Jackson fans have been eagerly anticipating Randall Sullivan's "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson," which went on sale Tuesday. It's the first deep-dive narrative by a veteran journalist covering the King of Pop's convoluted final years on earth. But then, too, the book's been getting a lot of bad press. In the last few weeks, various Jackson family members and celebrity sources have stepped forward to attack the author's claims in "Untouchable" with gusto.
January 5, 2002 |
A private jet bound for the United States crashed on takeoff at Birmingham airport in central England, killing five Americans on board. The twin-engine Canadair Challenger carrying three crew and two passengers crashed just after noon. AGCO Corp., a farm equipment manufacturer based in Georgia, said its president, John Shumejda, and a senior vice president, Ed Swingle, died. The crew members' identities were not available.
November 27, 1987 |
Saudi Arabian Princess Shoaa Al-Farhan is being treated for third-degree burns to 93% of her body and began undergoing skin grafts today, hospital officials said. The princess, 43, a cousin of the late King Faisal, was burned at her home in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 17 when a gas fire ignited her clothes. She arrived Wednesday by private jet and was taken to the Baltimore Regional Burn Center.
April 11, 2013 |
Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets. Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal. The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
November 10, 2005 |
David Banach, 39, pleaded guilty in Newark to interfering with pilots of an aircraft by shining a hand-held laser into the cockpit of a private jet and could be sentenced to two years in prison, federal court officials said. Banach, who originally blamed the incident on his 7-year-old daughter, was charged with interference with pilots of a passenger aircraft -- a Patriot Act offense that carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
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June 14, 2001 |
Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Larry Ellison will be allowed to land his private jet at San Jose International Airport after curfew--at least for a while, a federal judge ruled. The city's 11 p.m. airport curfew was not invalidated by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel's decision to temporarily grant Ellison's Gulfstream V permission to land. The order will stand only until Ellison's suit against the city is settled.
October 27, 2001 |
U.S. jet fighters escorted a private jet headed for Washington, D.C., to an unscheduled landing in Brandon, Canada, because of incorrect information from an on-board electronic device. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Steve Saunders said F-16s from Minot Air Base, N.D., brought the Gulfstream aircraft to its landing 50 miles north of the U.S.-Canadian border. The plane, with 10 people aboard, was flying to the U.S. from Japan.
February 15, 2014 |
More than a year after the death of Latin music superstar Jenni Rivera, controversy and accusations continue to surround the circumstances of her death. The latest salvo comes from Rivera's husband, former Major League Baseball player Esteban Loaiza, who filed a wrongful-death suit against the owners of the aircraft that crashed with Rivera aboard, the Associated Press reported Friday. Loaiza was separated from Rivera at the time of her death but seeks unspecified damages. The suit, according to the Associated Press, names the plane's owners, Starwood Management LLC and its parent company, Rodatz Financial Group. Rivera, a native of Long Beach, and six others, including two pilots, died Dec. 9, 2012, when the private jet carrying them went into a dive, plummeting nose-first 28,000 feet in 30 seconds before hitting the side of a mountain.