Turkish Airlines crewmembers were held at gunpoint and robbed by three armed men whilst travelling back to the airport from the city centre on a shuttle bus. The assailants blocked the bus with their vehicle. It is reported that the pilot’s watch and the crew’s mobile phones were stolen.
Cargo shipments arriving from Feira de Santana caught fire at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport. The shipment contained timers, potentially for use in IEDs. The bomb squad was called to ensure that the consignment was made safe, following which a counterterrorist police investigation commenced.
Armed criminals stole a light aircraft from a taxiway at Arroyo Barril International Airport. The suspects, believed to be involved in narcotics trafficking, cut CCTV security cameras’ cabling, preventing the monitoring of the airfield’s airside areas, in order to gain access to the aircraft.
Two teenagers, aged 14 and 15, stole a plane from a private airstrip in Utah and took it for a Thanksgiving joyride. The boys were arrested later at Vernal Regional Airport.
Ugandan rebels opened fire on a UN Monusco helicopter in the volatile eastern district of Democratic Republic of Congo. There were no casualties. The aircraft was able to land without problems in the Semuliki Valley.
A fire broke out at an Air India flight ticketing counter at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport. CCTV footage suggests the fire may have been deliberately started by a man who was covering his face and acting in a suspicious manner.
The instrument landing system (ILS), which aids the take-off and landing of aircraft, was stolen from Benin Airport.
A light aircraft was stolen from a private hangar at Cacoal Airport in the Brazilian state of Rondonia by armed criminals suspected of involvement in narcotics trafficking. The suspects allegedly turned off the facility’s security alarm and deactivated the motion detection sensor in the hangar in order to gain access to the aircraft
Earl Runner, 69, was found dead in the car park of Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport. It appeared he died from a gunshot wound.
A series of mortars targeted Mitiga Airport causing damage to an apron near the runway.