Posts Tagged ‘Lufthansa Heist’


Indictments Today in 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK

On Thursday, the FBI arrested five suspects believed to have taken part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK, made famous in the film "Goodfellas".
by Ken McQuillan

iPadfellas. (Photos by Martin Scorcese and Apple. Composite by NYCAviation)

iGoodfellas: $1.5 Million in iPads Stolen From JFK [Updated]

About 3,600 Apple iPad Minis were stolen from the same JFK Airport warehouse in which the infamous Lufthansa Heist took place 34 years ago.
by admin

Thousands of the recovered bottles of liquor were displayed at a press conference held by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. (Photo by Queens DA's Office)

Ain’t No Party Like an Airport Party: Airline Caterers Stole 100,000 Mini Booze Bottles

18 JFK Airport workers were arrested for stealing and reselling over $750K of alcohol and duty free items from American Airlines flights.
by admin


Initial planning of the Lufthansa Heist occurred during a meeting at the Airline Diner near LaGuardia Airport on Astoria Blvd. Today known as the Jackson Hole Diner, the landmark neon Airline Diner sign still stands.

On This Day in Aviation History: December 11th

The Luccheses rob $6 million from JFK Airport in the 1978 Lufthansa Heist. Also, Thai Airways Flight 261 crashes in 1998, as well as Philippine Airlines Flight 434 in 1994. The prototype for the Concorde makes its debut and Kat...
by Phil Derner Jr.