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A courtroom sketch of SFO flight cockpit storming suspect Rageh al-Murisi (Joan Lynch/CBS)

Cockpit Break-In Suspect On SFO Flight Deemed ‘Significant Threat’

A Yemeni man accused of trying to storm the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight on Sunday was called a “significant threat” by federal prosecutors Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

Ragel Almurisi as he was taken away from SFO in a police car. (CBS)

Retired San Mateo Cop Recalls Takedown Of Cockpit Suspect

A retired San Mateo police officer who helped subdue a passenger trying to storm the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight on Sunday described Tuesday how he and others restrained the man.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

SFO-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Las Vegas

A San Francisco-bound flight from Miami had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas late Friday morning after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

American Airlines Workers Protest Over Executive Pay At SFO

Americans Airlines flight attendants and ground crew demonstrated outside San Francisco International Airport Wednesday, in a protest over the airline’s executive compensation.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

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San Francisco International Airport’s Newly-Renovated Terminal 2 Opens

San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 is set to open to the public this weekend, eleven years after closing for renovations.


Micheline Johnson

San Jose Airline Worker Accused In $500k Credit Card Scam

An American Airlines employee is accused of ripping off a half a million dollars from passengers at San Jose’s Mineta Airport as part of a complex credit skimming scheme.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2011

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SFO Prepares To Open Long-Awaited Terminal 2

The finishing touches are being put on Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport, meaning that the new home for American Airlines and Virgin America will reopen in April, on-time and under budget.


Fraudulent Hijacking Caller Unidentified

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)_ Federal authorities have yet to identify the caller who phoned in a bogus hijacking threat that grounded an American Airlines flight Thursday at San Francisco International Airport.


Stuck on the Tarmac

American Airlines flight 24  from San Francisco International Airport to JFK Airport in New York has been held on tarmac since early this morning after a some sort of a threat against that aircraft.


SF to NY Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) An American Airlines flight traveling from San Francisco to New York made an emergency stop in Wyoming when the flight crew noticed a smoky odor in the cockpit.