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June 03, 2005

Under Scrutiny Down Under

Australian Baggage Busters Face Inquiry

It's not a good time to be a baggage handler at an Australian airport -- especially if you're a crooked one.

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Virgin Flight Safe After False Hijacking Alarm

Transponder Malfunction?

ANN REAL TIME NEWS -- 1555 EDT: A Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 landed safely at Halifax, Nova Scotia on Friday after its transponder somehow emitted a code indicating the plane had been hijacked. There was no immediate word on what activated the alarm -- only that the crew and nearly 300 people on board were safe.

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