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17 OCTOBER 2019: CAMPINAS, BRAZIL

An armed robbery took place at the cargo terminal at Viracopos Airport. Over a dozen suspects fled the airport in SUVs. The police intercepted the suspects when they moved from their SUVs into a garbage truck and a shootout ensued. Two of the suspects stole police cars and fled the scene. Police eventually confronted them…

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11 SEPTEMBER 2019: MOYALE, KENYA

Three suspects on motorcycles stole an estimated 42 million Kenyan Shillings (c. £331,365) from an aircraft at Odda airstrip. The aircraft was transporting the money from Nairobi to Moyale Town for Equity bank. Roba Diba, a Moyale bank operations manager, was later charged in connection with robbery and with using violence against Nelson Langat, a…

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3 SEPTEMBER 2019: BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA

A police helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing when a gang opened fired on it. The gang was conducting a heist of a cash-in-transit van that was travelling from Bloemfontein to Botshabelo. The gang threatened the security guards, blew open the van with explosives and left with cash.

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5 SEPTEMBER 2019: MIAMI, FLORIDA

Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, an American Airlines mechanic was arrested for sabotaging a 150-passenger aircraft in order to get paid overtime. In July, Alani had glued a hard foam substance inside a tube that connects the air data module to an outside sensor. The aircraft was subsequently grounded after the pilot aborted take-off due to…

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9 AUGUST 2019: 7 SEPTEMBER 2019: CHEK LAP KOK, HONG KONG

Hong Kong International Airport has been a continued target for those protesting against police brutality, the government and its proposed extradition law. Between the 9-11 August there was a planned sit-in protest in the arrival’s hall of the airport – causing no disruptions to flights. However, on 12 August flights were suspended after at least…