An 18-year-old youth from Uttar Pradesh was arrested for making calls threatening to blow up Miami airport in the US. He allegedly made the calls to gain the attention of the FBI who could help him in avenging a fraudster who had duped him of Rs 70,000 (c.£770) by luring him into investing in bitcoins.
A man threatened to steal a plane from the city’s Brandon Municipal Airport and fly it to, and crash into, Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
A WizzAir flight, en route from Kutaisi, Georgia, to Warsaw, made an emergency landing at Otopeni Airport because of a bomb threat.
Rami Yogev, manager of the development and resources department at El Al, was arrested on suspicion of smuggling cocaine on board El Al flights into Israel. Yogev, who had a high security clearance, had worked with Shin Bet and other law enforcement agencies in the past. Three other suspects were also arrested.
Kiran Jagdev, 41, was jailed for six months for her drunken behaviour on a Jet2 flight from Tenerife to East Midlands Airport, which caused one of her co-passengers to have a seizure.
Paranjape Niranjan Jayant, 34, was sentenced to three weeks’ jail for molesting a Scoot cabin crew member on a flight from Sydney to Singapore on 8 August.
Courts decided that Michael Hildebrand, 50, who convicted of assaulting a woman on a flight from Newark Liberty International Airport last year, would not serve any time in prison but must serve one year on probation. Hildebrand grabbed the groin area of another passenger without her permission while on a United Airlines flight to Buffalo…
Julie Morris, 54, was freed with a six-month jail term suspended for a year, for her intoxicated behaviour which began in Manchester Airport’s departure lounge and continued on board a Ryanair flight to Ibiza on 17 September. The flight retuned to Manchester.
Six people were sentenced to life in prison for their involvement in the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in 2016 that killed 45 people and injured 163. Twenty-six other defendants were acquitted of all charges.
An Emirati pilot was sentenced to a year in prison for assaulting a Romanian flight attendant and threatening to blow up a plane while flying as a passenger from Madrid to Dubai on 2 June.