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Indictments Today in 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK

Posted January 23, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

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”.

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iPadfellas. (Photos by Martin Scorcese and Apple. Composite by NYCAviation)
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iGoodfellas: $1.5 Million in iPads Stolen From JFK [Updated]

Posted November 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

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.

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

Posted September 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

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

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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.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 11th

Posted December 11, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

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 Katherine Stinson sets an American flight distance record.

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