WV Airport Evacuated After Security Scare | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.13.15

Airborne 04.14.15

Airborne 04.15.15

Airborne 04.16.15

Airborne 04.17.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.13.15

Airborne 04.14.15

Airborne 04.15.15

Airborne 04.16.15

Airborne 04.17.15

Thu, Aug 17, 2006

WV Airport Evacuated After Security Scare

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 08.18.06 1800 EDT: Commercial operations have resumed at Tri-State Airport in Huntington, WV after explosives were detected in two out of four bottles of liquid being carried by a female passenger Thursday morning.

CBS News reports the 28-year-old woman -- who is originally from Pakistan, but had recently moved to Huntington from Jackson, Michigan -- is still being questioned by the FBI and TSA. The unidentified woman was scheduled to take a US Airways flight to Detroit.

It is not known yet whether she will be charged by authorities. That decision will likely hinge on what, if any, explosives are detected after the suspect containers are detonated by bomb squad robots.

Tri-State Airport is a small, feeder airport for regional carriers operating for US Airways and Delta, and offers connections to Cincinnati, OH and Charlotte, WV. The airport also supports general aviation, and operations for FedEx.

Thursday's incident comes one week after a plot to blow up airliners bound for the US from Britain -- using bottles of liquid containing explosives -- was uncovered by officials in the UK.

Original Report

Aero-News has learned the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, WV was evacuated just before lunchtime Thursday, after a State Police bomb-sniffing dog reacted to a liquid in a passenger's carry-on luggage.

Airport marketing director Beckie McKinley confirmed to the Charleston Gazette the luggage belonged to a female passenger of Middle Eastern descent, who was scheduled to travel on a US Airways flight.

Amy von Walter, a spokeswoman for the TSA, added the woman's water bottle tested positive twice for explosives -- including a swab test. The passenger is now being questioned by the FBI.

As of now, no flights are taking off or landing at KHTS, and all passengers and workers at the terminal have been moved to a separate building.

Stay tuned to ANN as we continue to follow this developing story.

FMI: www.tsa.gov, www.tristateairport.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 04.15.15: Eclipse/Kestrel Game-Changer!, SpaceX Launches, Flight Design

Also: Papillon's 50th Anniversary, Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace, Beechcraft Fined, FreeFlight Software, Rotorcraft Safety Conference, NexNav Intro's Call it the A>[...]

Airborne 04.16.15: Record-Setting AEA15, 9000 RVs!!!, ULA's 'Vulcan'

Also: DJI Phantom 3, API Update, Skyhawks In China, Air Methods Fined, Naming Pluto Features, Era Group Sale The 58th annual Aviation Electronics Association International Conventi>[...]

AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-07-04 PRODUCT: PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 airplanes.>[...]

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-07-07 PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.15)

da Vinci Ornithopter The concept of an ornithopter, an aircraft which flies by virtue of flapping wings like a bird, has been around literally for centuries. One of the first to pu>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC