Entries in Airport Safety (2)


Man Convicted of Trying to Blow up JFK Sentenced to Life

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A man authorities say was behind a foiled terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport has been sentenced to life in prison in New York City on Thursday.

Russell Defreitas, a former cargo handler who federal authorities say tried to blow up fuel tanks at Kennedy Airport in 2007, was convicted last August on multiple conspiracy charges.

Investigators uncovered the plot after an informant recorded conversations with Defreitas, detailing the plot. Authorities say Defreitas was part of a terror cell that had plans to carry out an attack that would do more damage than the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Can Explodes at Miami International Airport

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(MIAMI) – A man is in custody after a can exploded in a plane on the tarmac at Miami International Airport Tuesday.

FBI officials initially thought an arousal can had exploded inside a piece of luggage aboard American Airlines flight 2585 to Boston. After all of the luggage had been removed from the plane, however, hundreds of bullet parts were found inside the bag in question.

The owner of the bag was arrested.

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