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February 13, 2012

Final Call: Psycho Breaks Into Cockpit on TAM Flight, Wrong Turn Lands Driver on Active Taxiway

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Photo of the Day: BWI gets a rare visit from a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400.

Boeing says it will begin building the extended 787-9 later this year. [Flightglobal]

• Dozens of sick passengers on an Air New Zealand flight from Tokyo to Auckland led to the entire plane being quarantined for a time. [TV NZ]

• A TAM flight was forced to land in Uruguay when a man wearing an airline security badge made his way into the cockpit and fought with the pilots, causing the plane to dive. [Associated Press via ABC]

• Authorities are investigating how an apparently harmless driver who made a wrong turn ended up on an active taxiway at Philadelphia International Airport. [CBS 3 Philly]

• Air India is now demanding $1 billion in compensation from Boeing over its 787 delivery delays. [BizJournals.com]

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