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9 AUGUST 2019: PENANG, INDONESIA

A false bomb threat was made to Penang International Airport. A 38-year-old man, his 38-year-old girlfriend and the man’s 22-year-old friend were arrested on 30 August. Allegedly the man asked his friend to make the call to stop his girlfriend leaving for Medan and the friend used a phone registered in the girlfriend’s name to…

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8 AUGUST 2019: MIRI, MALAYSIA

A parcel with the words “Don’t throw!! A bomb inside” written on the outside was found at Miri Airport, having arrived from Kuala Lumpur. The bomb squad detonated the parcel, as a precaution, and discovered that it contained motorcycle spare parts.

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26 SEPTEMBER 2019: LONDON, ENGLAND

Kieran Croxley, 44, shouted abusive and racial slurs to cabin crew on an easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Faro in May this year. He bit and dug his nails into police officers who removed him from the flight. He was jailed for four months and given a suspended sentence of two years with 100…

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24 SEPTEMBER 2019: POINT LAY, ALASKA

Two pilots were fined $3,000 (c. £2,440) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for disturbing walruses by flying their aircrafts low over Chukchi Sea Beach – a gathering site for walruses during the late season. The incident occurred in September 2017. The disturbance of walruses can scare them into a stampede which could kill…

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24 SEPTEMBER 2019: CAIRO, EGYPT

Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, was sentenced to life in prison for hijacking an EgyptAir flight that was scheduled to fly from Alexandria to Cairo in March 2016. Mostafa used a fake suicide belt to threaten and hijack the flight which landed in Larnaca. No passengers were injured. He was accused of using the hijacking…

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19 SEPTEMBER 2019: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Mahmoud Khayat, 34, was found guilty of attempting to blow up a Sydney to Abu Dhabi flight in July 2017, by hiding explosives in a meat grinder. Khaled Khayat, 51, Mahmoud’s brother was found guilty for his part in the plot in May this year. They have been linked to Islamic State. Unknowingly, another brother,…