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Two men accuse Alaska Airlines employee of racial profiling after Newark Airport evacuation

Two men accuse Alaska Airlines employee of racial profiling after Newark Airport evacuationAn alarm set off at Newark Liberty Airport on Labor Day sparked panic, and the two men who were questioned say they were racially profiled.



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JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhones

JetBlue flight evacuated at Newark Airport after suicide vest photo AirDropped to passenger iPhonesA plane was evacuated after someone sent a photograph of a suicide vest to passengers and flight attendants on board.The unknown sender used Apple’s AirDrop feature, which allows users to easily and anonymously transfer files to other iOS devices using Bluetooth.Authorities say the Florida-bound plane was about to take off from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the image was widely shared on board.A member of the crew on JetBlue flight 573 alerted the captain, who informed authorities at about 7.45am on Saturday.The plane returned to the gate and the 150 people on board were asked to leave the aircraft, and their luggage was re-screened and examined by police bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs.“We pull up to the gate and then we pull away and the captain comes on and says there's been a security threat,” Thomas Desmond told NBC News.“It was nervous when you see Port Authority police officers coming onto your plane and you just have no idea what's going on.”The culprit was likely one of those on board, as AirDrop only works with those in close proximity to the sender. However, they were not traced.JetBlue said the additional security screening was carried out due to “an abundance of caution.”The flight eventually departed just before 11.30am, with no knock-on effects to other flights departing or arriving at Newark.



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Newark Airport reopens after being shut down due to 'airport emergency'

Newark Airport reopens after being shut down due to 'airport emergency'Newark Airport has reopened after it was shut down Saturday morning due to an "airport emergency."



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Emergency landing by United flight briefly closes Newark Airport

Emergency landing by United flight briefly closes Newark AirportFlight 2098 took off from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport bound for Houston and a short time later experienced hydraulic problems, prompting the emergency landing, Scott Ladd, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said in an email.



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Travelers at Newark airport feeling the effects of the government shutdown

Travelers at Newark airport feeling the effects of the government shutdownTravelers at Newark Liberty International Airport aired their frustrations on Friday as flights were delayed due to the government shutdown.



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Newark Customs Officers Arrested For Alleged 'Rape Table' Assault

Newark Customs Officers Arrested For Alleged 'Rape Table' AssaultThree Customs and Border Protection officers working at Newark Liberty International Airport were arrested on Wednesday over a disturbing ritual dubbed a “rape table.”



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Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuationNewark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reopened after temporarily shutting down late Tuesday, following an engine fire that prompted the evacuation of an airplane, officials said. There were reports of five minor injuries, according to a statement posted on the airport’s official Twitter account, with delays expected to persist through the night. “Newark Airport is temporarily closed due to deployment of emergency chutes on a plane with an apparent engine fire,” an earlier post on the airport’s official Twitter account had said.



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