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26 SEPTEMBER 2019: FRANCE

Reports emerged that Airbus had been targeted by multiple cyber-attacks – four in the past year. The attacks, which reportedly were made by Chinese hackers, were looking to target Airbus through its suppliers such as Rolls-Royce. It is alleged that documents relating to the certification process of Airbus Aircraft, the engine on a military transport…

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25 SEPTEMBER 2019: KHARTOUM, SUDAN

A flight attendant discovered a black plastic bag containing $466,400 (c. £380,000) in different currencies in an aircraft’s toilet at Khartoum International Airport. The flight attendant believed the bag contained a bomb, but when the airport security checked they found the money.

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19 SEPTEMBER 2019: MYKONOS, GREECE

Mohammad Salah, 65, a Lebanese journalist was falsely arrested on suspicion of having a role in the June 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847. The man was identified from a passport check after alighting a cruise in Greece; reportedly biometric data led to the arrest. The suspect was believed to be Muhammed Ali Hamadi who…

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21 SEPTEMBER 2019: HONG KONG

Two flight attendants were fired by Cathay Pacific Group after an oxygen bottle was found to have been depressurised on a Cathay Dragon flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong. The cannister was discovered during a mid-flight safety check, making it the seventh tampered bottle found over a period of a few weeks.