Southwest flight makes emergency landing after alleged unwanted ‘footsie’ game

CLOSE A Texas man is facing a felony charge after causing a Southwest flight to be diverted because he wouldn’t stop “playing footsies” with the woman seated next to him. Buzz60 A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet lands at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in December 2017. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special to USA TODAY) A…

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Passengers Gasp for Air on Flight After Indian Airline Fails to Pressurize Cabin

Jet is only one of several Indian carriers that have had major safety issues this year. This spring, regulators forced IndiGo, a low-cost carrier that has become the country’s biggest and most profitable airline, and GoAir, another low-cost carrier, to ground some of their Airbus A320neo planes after problems with engines manufactured by Pratt &…

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Flight attendant mistakes air marshal for passenger with gun, cops haul him off plane

Police reportedly boarded the United flight, which was being operated by Republic Airlines, after it touched down at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.  (iStock) A federal air marshal on a United Airlines flight was handcuffed by authorities and removed from the plane after a flight attendant thought he was a civilian who “flashed a gun,” according to…

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Flight data recorder, human remains found in stolen Sea-Tac plane probe

Federal officials announced late Sunday that they recovered the flight data recorder and human remains from the stolen commercial airplane that took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in Puget Sound.  The FBI recovered the cockpit voice recorder from aircraft N449QX and the National Transportation Security Board is processing the…

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