Posts Tagged ‘terrorism’
 

 

TIMELINE: The Golden Age of Air Crimes

Despite what many young Americans seem to think, aircraft sabotage did not begin with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has been with us for decades. Following is a list of some of the worst air-related terrorist acts of the ...
by Patrick Smith
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A painting by Jean Baptiste Mauzaisse depicts French and Austrian forces at the Battle of Fleurus with the balloon l'Entreprenant in the background.

April 2nd in Aviation History: France Establishes World’s First Air Force, Boeing 777 Sets Speed Record

An 18th century French balloon becomes the first military aviation vehicle, SAAB is founded in Sweden, a 777 sets a round-the-world speed record, Rakesh Sharma becomes the first Indian to visit space, and more...
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Kennedy Airport Terror Planner Sentenced to Life in Prison

A US judge on Thursday sentenced a former cargo handler to life in prison for plotting to explode fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
by BNO News
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Boston Bomber Planned Remote Control Plane-Bomb Attacks on Pentagon and U.S. Capitol

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged Wednesday with plotting to launch airborne bomb attacks on the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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Al Qaeda Terrorists Filled Live Dogs with Bombs in Attempt to Blow Up US Cargo Plane

Al-Qaeda militants allegedly tried to use two dogs, filled with explosives, in an attempt to down a U.S. cargo plane in 2008, according to a report published Saturday.
by BNO News
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