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Frontier Airlines Pax Fight

After landing in Miami, passengers became agitated when one man was being allowed to exit the plane before others. That man was white and a black man was instructed to wait, causing some to call racism. The white man began hitting the black man. This prompted he flight attendant to…

25 June 2021: Cúcuta, Colombia

A helicopter carrying Colombia’s President Iván Duque was reportedly struck by bullets in attack near Cúcuta airport. The country is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits. Duque was nearing the airport near the border of Colombia and Venezuela when his aircraft was hit by…

23 May 2021: San Diego, California

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant lost two teeth after she was assaulted by a passenger on Sunday, May 23. “This past weekend, one of our flight attendants was seriously assaulted, resulting in injuries to the face and a loss of two teeth,” TWU Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery said in…

7 February 2021: En Route From Dominican Republic to NYC

On a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic to New York, a passenger refused to comply with instructions to wear a mask aboard the plane, threw an empty liquor bottle that almost hit another passenger, threw food and shouted obscenities at flight attendants, according to the F.A.A. The passenger grabbed…

22 April 2021: Juneau, Alaska

Alaska Airlines said that suspended Alaska state senator Lora Reinbold for violating its mask policies. Reinbold was seen on video arguing with gate agents at Juneau International Airport about the mask rules. “We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued…

1 June 2021: En Route from Ibiza to Milan

A female passenger thought to be Italian became unhinged on a flight from Ibiza to Milan on June 1. The mask policy was thought to be the cause of the incident which included pulling the hair of one passenger, trying to kick another and spitting on other passengers. The woman…

4 June 2021: Los Angeles En Route to Nashville

A Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Nashville was diverted when a passenger tried to breach the cockpit. The plane had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, officials said. Albuquerque International Sunport said it received reports from an air traffic control that a passenger on the plane…

11 June 2021: En Route from Los Angeles to Atlanta

On a Delta flight from Los Angeles, Calif, to Atlanta, Georgia, an off-duty flight attendant commandeered the public address system onboard the aircraft and told passengers to get back in their seats, saying oxygen masks would deploy soon. A confrontation ensued that required wrestling a man to the floor and…

5 April: Airborne over Maryland

A pilot who was flying a Southwest Airlines plane back in August of 2020, a has been charged committing a lewd act during a flight. The pilot, Michael Haak, was in command from Philadelphia, Penn. to Orlando, Fla. and the incident reportedly occurred somewhere en route. The complaint states, “On…

23 March: Nouakchott, Mauritania

In what some are calling an attempted hijacking, a suspect has been arrested after boarding an empty and parked Mauritania Airlines at Nouakchott International Airport-Oumtounsy. Reports say the hijacker was threatening to destroy the aircraft by setting it on fire and issued demands to authorities. The aircraft had been sitting,…

10 March: London, UK

easyJet settled a lawsuit with a British-Israeli woman who was made to move seats twice because her originally-assigned seatmates, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, refused to sit with her. She did move even though she did not want to. Later she lodged a formal complaint with the company, asking for 15000 pounds,…

9 March: Novosibirsk, Siberia

A woman was restrained on a Russian flight a few minutes after it departed from Vladivostok. The woman, suspected of being on drugs, got out of her seat, began roaming the aisle and disrobing. She refused flight attendants orders to return to her seat and repeated tried to remove her…

9 March: Mogadishu, Somalia

An attack consisting of six mortar rounds that landed in the perimeter of the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu wounded at least two. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility. UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, quickly condemned the attack, saying in a statement, “I condemn this Al-Shabaab mortar attack on the airport…

8 March: Abha International Airport, Saudi Arabia

Insarallah Movement (Houthi forces) said they launched a new ballistic missile strike on targets including a Saudi airport inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, spokesman for the Ansarallah-linked Yemeni armed forces, tweeted “the Missile Force targeted a sensitive military target at Abha International Airport with a…

8 March: En Route Ft. Lauderdale – L.A.

A Delta Air Lines flight attendant is accused of inappropriately touching, rubbing and/or stroking an 11-year-old passenger traveling alone from Fort Lauderdale to Australia in December of 2019. The account alleges the unidentified attendant did this “multiple times and in different manners.” The flight attendant is also accused of making…

1 April 2021: Indian Ocean

Ship Captain Angelo Capurro likely contracted Covid-19 and began showing symptoms on the second day of his journey on the MV Ital Libera cargo vessel. Five days later, the 61-year-old was confined to his cabin and could not get out of bed. The captain was also the designated medical officer…

24 June 2021: Off the Coast of Grand Turk/Turks & Caicos

The remains of 20 people were found in a boat in the waters of the British territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands. Fishermen saw the boat adrift and approached it. It is unknown what they were doing and who they are. How they died is also a mystery at this…

27 June 2021: Hong Kong, China

A fire in a Hong Kong marina Sunday morning spread quickly sinking ten cabin cruisers and ignited fuel tanks along a line of moored boats. Eventually, the fire was extinguished. Authorities there said 16 vessels were caught fire, including those that sank, but there were no casualties. The fire began…

8 July 2021: Hong Kong

China’s ports are experiencing a large backlog which experts say could impact the supply chain for months to come, even though contracts have been extended and some ships haven’t seen land in 18 months. Months at sea without a break has taken its toll on crews, with fatigue and mental…

7 April: 113 miles southeast of Cape Cod

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman 113 miles southeast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Wednesday. At approximately 3:34 p.m., Coast Guard District One watchstanders received notification from a crewmember of the commercial fishing vessel Motivation, home-ported in Cape May, New Jersey, reporting a 50-year-old crewmember experiencing shortness of breath and…

7 April: En Route to Rotterdam

The Baltic Tern, a boxship en route from the Port of St. Petersburg in Russia to the Port of Rotterdam, reportedly lost five containers in rough seas and heavy weather. The containers lost included two tank containers, one full of acetone, a low flash point chemical, and the other was…

6 April: San Juan, Puerto Rico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 96 pounds (44 kilos) of cocaine within a cooling vent of a container on board cargo vessel M/V GH Pampero calling the port of San Juan from Rio Haina, Dominican Republic. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $1.3 million. “Smugglers continue…

5 April: Ålesund, Norway

A yacht transport ship began listing and called for help 60 nautical miles west of Ålesund, Norway. The cargo ship was reported to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Starclass Yacht Transport. The company offers yacht transport between Norway and Turkey. The Norwegian Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a…

4 April: Dhaka, Bangladesh

At least 27 people were killed when a cargo ship and a ferry boat crashed off the coast of Dhaka, Bangladesh Easter Sunday. The Sabith Al Hasan ferry crossing the Shitalakhsya River, just south of the city. The cargo ship did not stop according to authorities. They are searching for…

2 April: Unknown Location

A family out for a relaxing sail became entangled with a yacht. Their 20ft sail boat became entangled with a Russian billionaire’s £360million mega-yacht when they decided to get a closer look. The small craft’s sailors were eventually able to extricate themselves from the yacht.

9 March: Suez Canal, Egypt

“This was the result of successful push and tow maneuvers which led to the restoration of 80% of the vessel’s direction; with the stern 102 m. away from the bank of the Canal now instead of 4 m. prior to the refloating,” the Suez Canal Authority said. It was then…

22 March: Seoul, South Korea

A New York Times report published March 22, 2021 reveals some details about how illicit oil reaches North Korea. The Times was able to track secret oil deliveries in violation of United Nations sanctions by piecing together reports and observations from a dozen journalists and convoluted maze of connections. UN…

19 March: Suez Anchorage, Egypt

The general cargo ship the MV Aman (IMO 9215517) was detained at the Suez anchorage in Egypt in July 2017. Chief Officer Mohammad Aisha, who had only been on board for two months at that time, was designated the ship’s legal guard, legally binding them together. The rest of the…

15-17 March: New Orleans, Louisiana

The US Coast Guard and multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a three-day operation from March 15-17 focused on commercial fisheries along the Central Gulf Coast. The multi-agency operation ensured commercial fishing vessels along the Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi Coasts were complying with federal vessel and commercial fishing safety laws. The…

23 February 2021: Waterloo Station, London, UK

The UK’s South Western Railway is having to apologize to a size 18 woman due to an inspector who described her as being of “fat build”. The rail firm said the word ‘fat’ was used to describe Natasha Kaur and that it was derogatory but only after she made a…

26 June 2021: East Chicago, Indiana

Two adults and a child were killed and three other children were injured when their vehicle was hit by a train. The incident occurred at a railroad crossing in East Chicago, Indiana, Saturday morning, June 26. A surveillance video proved the caution signals were working and the gates were down…

6 April: Washington, DC

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) finalized its 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements during a board meeting held in early April. The five-member board voted to include 10 items in the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements which involve all modes of transport, including rail.…

2 April: Tilburg, Netherlands

Two women were arrested in Dutch National Railway NS after dodging fares and being confronted by security. The security guard was bitten in the arm and also sustained head injuries. “The duo did not want to cooperate with the check and started to resist. When the NS employee stopped one…

2 April: Hualien, Taiwan

A Taiwanese passenger train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed a tunnel just north of Hualien. The eight car train came off the rails after hitting a truck which had slid down from an embankment onto the tracks. Some cars hit the sides of the tunnels. Fifty people were killed, including…

26 March Sohag, Egypt

32 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when two trains collided in Egypt on 26 March. The emergency brakes were triggered on one of the trains causing it to stop, rail authorities stated but said it had not determined yet who the culprit(s) is or are. A…

18 March: Oakland, California

None of the 111 passengers or crew members were hurt when an Amtrak train headed from Seattle to Los Angeles hit a utility truck stopped on the tracks in Oakland. There was no one inside the truck which had been parked too close to the tracks, reports say. The truck…

5 March: Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that two men convicted of terrorism offences received a fair trial in spite of jury issues. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were convicted of terror-related charges arising from an al-Qaida-inspired plot against a Via Rail passenger train that ran between the US and Canada back…

16 March: Oakland, California

Johan Strydom, 32, was arrested for allegedly grabbing a 26-year-old woman by the neck at a California train station, the Diridon Station, part of the Caltrain system. Strydom is accused of throwing the woman to the ground, yelling “Fuck you, Asians,” tossing her side to side by her hair, and…

2 March: Jacksonville, Florida

CSX, a US rail operator, reportedly had a data security breach exposing employees and retirees personal information. The breach was found to be associated with a software provider, Accellion. A company statement said they notified law enforcement officials of the hack. “To date, this incident has had no impact on…

9 March: Mumbai, India

A woman trying to catch a running train almost fell and was left hanging on to the train car. She was saved from falling from the quickly moving train by a quick-thinking train guard and Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable at Cotton Green station on Tuesday morning. The woman came…

28 February: Lötschberg, Switzerlannd

Swiss operator BLS has restarted normal services through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel at the end of February. The restart comes after completing repairs after flooding last year that damaged the tunnel.

22 February: Kalgoorlie, Australia

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating a collision between a freight train and a tractor trailer that occurred in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. “A road train truck had driven into the path of freight train 2C74, resulting in the collision and the derailment of the train’s locomotive,” a spokesman said.…

20 February: Fargo, North Dakota

A North Dakota man received a light sentence for trying to derail a train angering some law enforcement officials. The man was convicted of placing a re-railer, a tool used to place a train back on the track after a derailment, but which is also capable of causing a train…

8 July 2021: Belgium, Romania, Spain, Italy

U.S. corporations are being targeted by smugglers and the problem has become insidious, reports say with smuggling operations becoming evident on Romania’s border in March, when a truck from Turkey carrying nine tons of dangerous contraband was stopped. Spanish police and customs officials raided a warehouse near Granada, impounding 19…

17 June 2021: Tulare County, California

During the month of June, a routine audit by the Touchstone Pistachio Company revealed that approximately 42,000 pounds of pistachios were missing. On June 17, the TCSO Ag Crimes Unit were contacted and requested to investigate the theft. Investigative leads in Fresno and Kern County discovered the tractor trailer containing…

16 June 2021: Van Horn, Texas

More than 30 people trying to illegally come into the United States were discovered locked inside a U-Haul truck in southern Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the group jammed into the rental truck without ventilation. A dozen of the people needed to be hospitalized due to heat…

22 June 2021: Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Police Service announced the takedown of a major international drug-smuggling ring, which saw more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine, crystal meth, and marijuana being transported between Mexico, California, and Canada using modified tractor trailers. Dubbed Project Brisa, the six-month investigation led officers to work in partnership with Canadian…

7 April: Dublin, Ireland

A bus was set on fire on Lanark Way in Dublin near the junction with Shankill Road, according to local police and news reports. Photos from the event showed people on both sides of a gate throwing items across. Some of those items included petrol bombs. Protests and unrest amid…

7 April: Pomona, California

A police chase that lasted more than an hour and reportedly reached speeds of 75 miles per hour ended with a murder suspect crashing into a tractor trailer. The suspect was apprehended at that point surrendering to police. Video from helicopters showed the suspect driving on the wrong side of…

6 April: Interstate 80/94, Indiana

Two semitrailers collided one into the rear of the other when the first slowed for traffic on a busy stretch of Interstate 80/94 in Indiana. Eastbound Interstate 94 was closed for 12 hours as a result of the crash which happened at 1:30am. The truck was carrying paint and diesel…

5 April: Dallas, Texas

Felix Lopez was charged with second-degree felony of theft of property after he allegedly stole an ambulance and proceeded to lead law enforcement on a several-hour-long chase through Dallas, Texas. The ambulance was taken from a fire station and later spotted after which the chase ensued, finally ending when Lopez…

2 April: Washington, DC

One U.S. Capitol Police officer was killed and another injured when a man identified as 25-year-old Noah R. Green, of Indiana, rammed a vehicle into them at a barricade outside the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Officer William “Billy” Evans was the officer killed. He had been with the police…

31 March: California/Mexico Border

A human smuggler was charged with organizing a smuggling event in early March 2021 that ultimately ended with 13 people losing their lives. Jose Cruz Noguez was charged “with conspiracy to bring aliens to the United States outside a port of entry causing serious bodily injury/placing a life in jeopardy,…

26 February: Islam Qala, Afghanistan

After an explosion at the Islam Qala border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, casualties and the destruction of a number of trucks, Afghanistan is looking to reform road transport with help from the International Road Transport Union. IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto met in late February with the Afghan…

4 February: Greenville, Tennessee

Forward Air Corporation said the December 2020 ransomware attack they experienced hit its fourth quarter financial results to the tune of $7.5 million. The incident impacted their operations and IT systems causing delays. The company said they were able to get control of the December 2020 attack fairly quickly, informed…

9 December 2020: Lindale, Texas

A man, David Joshua Green, was indicted in connection with allegations that he hit and killed two people with his pickup in December. Other charges included indecency with a child by sexual contact, contempt of court, driving with a license suspended, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and violating a promise…