Terrorism attacks air travel
Attempted Bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253
A would-be-bomber attempted to detonate a bomb during a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, 2009. A brief summary of the event that has led to some substantial changes in airport security screening procedures.
Biggest Stories of the Decade 2000 - 2009 - London Heathrow
When a bomb plot was thankfully foiled in London (July 2006) where would-be-bombers planned to use soda pop bottles infused with explosives on several commercial, transatlantic flights, it ended up in restrictions on liquids.
Airport Scare at New York's JFK - Terrorist Plot Foiled
The New York area was under the threat of terrorism again. This time however, the plot to blow up the airport and cause more pain than September 11, 2001 was foiled.
Terrorism Attempt at London Heathrow Airport Foiled
In light of the recent plot that was thankfully foiled by British authorities, more stringent carry-on luggage restrictions are now in place.
No-fly zone breached in Washington D.C.
The White House had an unexpected visitor in the form of a student pilot, who flew his small aircraft within the airspace of the White House, causing a great security flap as officials tried to ascertain what the aircraft was doing flying into a high security area.
Airline Security and International Terrorism, a Linked History
A few key events in pictures, and descriptions.
Metal Detectors, a Key Anti-Terrorism and Airline Safety Technology
"The use of metal detectors to identify weapons such as knives and guns, as well as mines, has made them a key anti-terrorism and airline security technology."
The Patriot Act: Probable Cause and Due Process
"Both liberal and conservative groups alike have criticized the U.S. Patriot Act, passed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, because they say it violates probable cause and due process rights protected by the Constitution of the United States."
1971: Kashmir India Hijacking
"In 1971, Ashraf and Hashim qureshi, two leaders of the Kashmiri Liberation Front hijacked an Indian Airlines plane and took it to Lahore, to publicize the Kashmiri independence movement."
Suicide Bomber Attack Kills Dozens at Moscow, Russia's Busiest Airport
Dozens died at Russia's busiest airport on January 24, 2011. The deaths occurred at the explosive hands of a suicide bomber.