Six Men Charged With Disrupting Flight From San Diego To ChicagoA Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night, after six passengers became unruly during the flight.
Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA FacilityWhen Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
Busy Morning At Midway Has Security Lines JammedSecurity checkpoints at Midway International Airport were a mess Friday morning, with hundreds if not thousands of passengers waiting in long lines to get into the terminals.
City Plans Significant Upgrades At Midway AirportThe expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for hundreds of cars. Security checkpoints also will be enhanced, and concession areas will be expanded in response to complaints from tourists and business travelers who have expressed concerns about the amenities at Midway for years.
Southwest Plane Struck By Ground Equipment At Midway; Another Aborts TakeoffFor the second time in three days, a Southwest Airlines flight aborted takeoff at Midway International Airport. The latest incident happened just hours after another Southwest Airlines plane struck a piece of ground equipment after landing at Midway.
Flight To Boston Evacuated After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff At MidwayPilots of Southwest Flight 3299 aborted takeoff around 10:45 p.m., after one of the plane's engines caught fire.
TSA Finds Another Gun In Carry-On At Midway AirportA Homer Glen man was arrested Wednesday morning at Midway International Airport, after security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.
Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding
Midway To Conduct Airfield Emergency Drill On SaturdayMidway was planning to simulate an airplane emergency Saturday morning, complete with 90 volunteers posing as airline passengers, and wearing makeup to help them simulate injuries.
Emanuel Blocks Uber From Making Airport PickupsFor the second time in a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping in to block a ride-hailing giant whose investors include the mayor’s own brother from invading cabdrivers’ turf at O’Hare and Midway airports.
Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In KuwaitIt is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.
Brian Howard Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire At FAA Radar Center In AuroraA 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.