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June 6, 1985 | From Reuters
The British government announced plans Wednesday to expand a small airfield, Stansted Airport, north of London into the capital's third major international airport, a project that has been opposed by local residents for two decades.
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February 10, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four-day hijacking of an Afghan jetliner ended peacefully today when the gunmen released all of about 150 hostages in two groups before dawn at Stansted Airport northeast of here. About 85 people holding their hands over their heads began filing out of the plane around 3 a.m. A couple of hours later, the rest of the hostages left the aircraft. "I believe the hijacking is now at an end," said Joe Edwards, assistant chief constable of Essex police.
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BUSINESS
June 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
United Seeking Chicago-Britain Route: United Airlines asked the U.S. Transportation Department for permission to fly daily nonstop service between Chicago and Stansted Airport outside London. Stansted, opened in March, is 26 miles northeast of London. The request promised to heat up the fiercely competitive war between United and American Airlines for lucrative transatlantic air routes. An American spokesman said the company will oppose United's request.
BUSINESS
June 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
United Seeking Chicago-Britain Route: United Airlines asked the U.S. Transportation Department for permission to fly daily nonstop service between Chicago and Stansted Airport outside London. Stansted, opened in March, is 26 miles northeast of London. The request promised to heat up the fiercely competitive war between United and American Airlines for lucrative transatlantic air routes. An American spokesman said the company will oppose United's request.
NEWS
February 10, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four-day hijacking of an Afghan jetliner ended peacefully today when the gunmen released all of about 150 hostages in two groups before dawn at Stansted Airport northeast of here. About 85 people holding their hands over their heads began filing out of the plane around 3 a.m. A couple of hours later, the rest of the hostages left the aircraft. "I believe the hijacking is now at an end," said Joe Edwards, assistant chief constable of Essex police.
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October 21, 1987 | From Reuters
A light plane crashed on the edge of a forest and burst into flames soon after taking off from Stansted Airport in southern England on Tuesday, killing all six people aboard, police said.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | Reuters
American Airlines said it will start daily nonstop flights between Chicago and London's Stansted airport on June 16, 1992. "We are delighted to announce this new daily service, which will make American Airlines the only transatlantic airline to serve all three London airports," said Hans Mirka of American Airlines. London's two other airports are at Heathrow and Gatwick. So far, Air France is the only other major airline to offer scheduled flights from Stansted.
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June 8, 1985 | Associated Press
Britain has denied asylum to Umaru Dikko, a fugitive Nigerian official who was drugged and stuffed into a packing crate last year by kidnapers trying to take him home for trial. A Home Office official said the government is still considering Nigeria's request that Dikko be extradited to face corruption charges. Last July 5, Customs officials found the Nigerian in a crate that was about to be loaded onto a Nigeria Airways jet at London's Stansted Airport.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
The Motion Picture Assn. of America's fight against movie piracy has gone to the dogs. The organization told Agence France-Presse that British customs authorities have trained two Labrador retrievers to sniff out counterfeit DVDs. They are working at the Federal Express operation at Stansted Airport, near London. The dogs were trained over eight months to identify DVDs that may be in boxes, envelopes or other packaging, Agence France-Presse reported.
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | From Reuters
The British government announced plans Wednesday to expand a small airfield, Stansted Airport, north of London into the capital's third major international airport, a project that has been opposed by local residents for two decades.
NEWS
December 23, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Korean Air 747 cargo plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport northeast of London, narrowly missing several homes before bursting into flames and apparently killing all four South Korean crew members. The plane--bound for Milan, Italy--flew over the village of Great Hallingbury, three miles south of Stansted Airport, before slamming into open ground. One body and some body parts had been recovered, said Charles Clark, assistant chief constable of Essex County police.
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June 16, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Jet-Setter: Michael Jackson has hired a Russian An-124 cargo jet, the world's largest operating airplane, to transport a massive set and equipment to London for the European leg of his "Dangerous" tour. The jet will land at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday, Jackson's spokesman said. After loading cargo for two days, the plane will fly to Stansted Airport in London where the equipment will be loaded onto 65 trucks to haul it around Europe. Jackson's tour begins in Munich on June 27.
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