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19 MARCH 2019: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Marilyn Hartman, 67, was sentenced to 18 months’ probation for evading airport security at Chicago O’ Hare Airport and boarding a flight to London without a ticket in January 2018. Hartman has a decade long history of attempting to stowaway. Previously, Hartman was declared unfit for trial due to her mental health.

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13 MARCH 2019: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Reports emerged that a 20-year-old student was fined €380,000 (c. £330,000) in respect of bomb threats he made in October and December 2016. The bomb threats were made to Charleroi airport amongst other locations. The police were able to trace the man from the IP address associated to his messages on his Facebook. He was…

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11 MARCH 2019: CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Larry Davis, former University of Cincinnati basketball coach, was sentenced for assaulting a 23-year-old woman who was asleep on an American Airlines flight from Milwaukee to Charlotte in September 2017. He was sentenced to two years’ probation, ordered to undergo psycho-sexual evaluation, 100 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 (c. £770) fine and pay…

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11 MARCH 2019: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Siti Aisyah, 26, an Indonesian national, had charges for killing Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of Kim Jong Un, dropped because of the good relations between Malaysia and Indonesia. Kim Jong Nam was killed by a VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, 30, were accused of…

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5 MARCH 2019: BERYL, UTAH

Mary Sue Phillips, 41, was arrested for failing to appear at court proceedings for allegations of attempting to steal an aircraft in November 2017. Phillips fingerprints were found on the aircraft abandoned on the runway of Beryl Junction Airport after it was damaged and her Ford Focus matched the tyre prints left on the runway.…

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5 MARCH 2019: SOUTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

PC Matthew Lucas, a South Yorkshire police officer, was found guilty of gross misconduct for failing to report the inappropriate use of a police helicopter, which filmed a couple having sex on their patio and naked sunbathers on 28 July 2008. The officers were meant to be responding to reports of a stolen scooter. Although…

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26 FEBRUARY 2019: CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA

Guilherme Alves De Melo, 33, a Brazilian national, was sentenced to a year in prison for intimidating cabin crew on an American Airlines flight last June. The flight heading towards Chicago from Calgary diverted to Cedar Rapids when De Melo hit himself in the face and blamed a flight attendant, drew on his face and…

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27 FEBRUARY 2019: NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

Reports emerged that Stephen McGee, 31, was sentenced to thirteen months in jail for being aggressive and disruptive on a Jet2 flight from Gran Canaria to Newcastle in January. McGee, who was drunk at the time, was frustrated after his flight was delayed for an hour. During the flight he told his wife “don’t you…

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26 FEBRUARY 2019: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

Alison Yorston, 50, was arrested last June for being abusive to airport staff and assaulting a police officer. The grandmother was deemed too drunk to board a flight to Dubai from Manchester Airport after staff saw her stumbling. She was sentenced to a six-month community order, ordered to pay £735 in costs and must wear…