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  • FBI: Agents continue pursuit of suspect after bomb threats involving 2 Atlanta-bound jets

    An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes. Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Stephen Emmett told...
  • Report: 'Credible' bomb threat made against flights at Georgia airport

    Report: 'Credible' bomb threat made against flights at Georgia airport
    There were “credible” bomb threats made Saturday against two flights bound for Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting, citing a spokesman for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Passengers were being removed from the...
  • Investigators: Airliners should be equipped with technologies so they can be found

    Responding to recent incidents in which airliners vanished, U.S. accident investigators recommended Thursday that all passenger planes making long flights over water carry improved technology that will allow them to be found more readily in the event of a...
  • FBI: No bombs found on planes at Atlanta's main airport after social media threats

    Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. The threats targeted Southwest Airlines Flight 2492, which arrived at...
  • 2 Marines killed in helicopter crash at Twentynine Palms base

    Two Marines were killed in a helicopter crash Friday at the base in Twentynine Palms, the Marine Corps said. The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. at the sprawling desert base during a routine training mission. The helicopter was part of the 3rd Marine...
  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane. Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
  • 2 Marines die when military helicopter crashes during training in Southern California

    The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing chopper was carrying just the two when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in...
  • 1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails

    1st attempt to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia plane fails
    Indonesian rescuers lifted the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner nearly to the water's surface before it sank to the ocean floor again when the lifting balloons deflated Saturday, a setback in the effort to recover more of the victims' remains....
  • No bombs found after search of two planes at Atlanta airport

    No bombs found after search of two planes at Atlanta airport
    Authorities searched two planes in Atlanta, but no bombs were found, officials said on Saturday. “The all-clear has been given and no devices were discovered on board either aircraft. Normal airport operations have resumed,” airport...
  • Bomb threats issued to 2 airliners bound for Atlanta; no danger found

    ALANTA Passengers on two Atlanta-bound airliners got a scare Saturday when "credible" bomb threats sent via social media prompted the military to scramble fighter jets to escort the planes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but searches by a...
  • Pilot reported engine trouble before Kentucky plane crash that little girl survived

    The pilot of a twin-engine plane flying over Kentucky earlier this month reported losing power in the right engine and losing sight of the airport shortly before a crash that killed all on board except a 7-year-old girl, according to a preliminary...