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1 year 2 weeks ago

Fog delaying flights at DIA

DENVER - Fog is slowing down arrivals at Denver's airport. Arriving flights were being delayed an average of about 40 minutes on Thursday morning. It's the second time fog has caused problems in less than two weeks in normally sunny Denver, which boasts of having more than 300 sunny days...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Handgun discharges at Denver airport

DENVER (AP) - An unchecked handgun discharged early Sunday at Denver International Airport. Denver Police say they were called to the baggage scanning area at about 6:45 a.m. after an undeclared handgun was found in a bag at check-in. The Denver Post reports that police said in a...

3 years 1 month ago

15 DIA flights cancelled today

DENVER (AP) - Frontier Airlines has canceled 15 more flights because of a hail storm that damaged many of its planes last week. Spokesman Peter Kowalchuk says the airline was able to restore three more flights on Tuesday, but another 10 cancellations are expected on Wednesday. The cancellations...

3 years 3 months ago

Southwest may become top DIA carrier

DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet. Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates. According to The Denver Post, United and Continental captured...

3 years 4 months ago

Man charged with raping woman at DIA

DENVER (AP) - A Portland man suspected of raping a 22-year-old woman at Denver International Airport has been charged with one count of sexual assault. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said Tuesday the charge was filed against 26-year-old Noel Bertrand. Officials say the woman was assaulted just after...

3 years 4 months ago

Man arrested for suspicion of rape at DIA

DENVER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at Denver International Airport. Twenty-six-year-old Noel Alexander Bertrand of Portland, Ore., appeared in court Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. Bail was set at $50,000. Bertrand didn't yet have an attorney. Investigators haven't released details....

3 years 6 months ago

Laser incidents at Denver airport nearly double

DENVER (AP) - The number of people pointing lasers at airplanes at Denver International Airport nearly doubled in the last two years, following a troubling nationwide trend that federal officials say can jeopardize pilots' eyesight and put passengers and planes at risk. Federal Aviation Administration figures released this week...

3 years 8 months ago

DIA security program in the CLEAR

Security wait times? Forget it. If you're willing to pay, one company says you can get through security at Denver International Airport in five minutes. The CLEAR program is back in business after the Transportation Security Administration gave the company the green light. Here's how it works: Registered members...

3 years 11 months ago

Loaded handgun nabbed by DIA screeners

A father and daughter face charges for allegedly trying to get through Denver International Airport security with a loaded .22-caliber handgun. James Mueller, 44, faces a charge of illegally providing a gun to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His daughter, a juvenile, faces...

4 years 1 month ago

FAA places DIA injuries at 30

It felt like dropping down an elevator shaft. That's how one passenger described the turbulence aboard a United Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in Denver Tuesday night. One woman was jolted out of her seat so forcefully that she left a crack in the wall when she...

4 years 2 months ago

Dozens of planes diverted from DIA

Dozens of planes landed in Colorado Springs instead of Denver Wednesday afternoon when weather threatened the flights. John McGinley from the Colorado Springs Airport said about 2 p.m. DIA issued a "ground stop" which mean no planes in or out, but the Denver airport was not actually closed, the...

4 years 4 months ago

5,000 sleep at snow-crippled Denver airport

Denver International Airport estimated up to 5,000 people spent the night there after their flights were canceled Tuesday. Airport workers passed out cots and blankets. The airport planned to keep three of four runways open Wednesday during the busy spring season, with one runway closed on a rotating basis...

4 years 5 months ago

Million gallons of sewage spilled at DIA

A mechanical failure at Denver International Airport sent up to 1 million gallons of raw sewage and industrial wastewater into creeks and canals flowing toward the Barr Lake fishery and bird sanctuary. Airport spokesman Jeff Green says the spill appears to have started about 7 p.m. Tuesday when a...

4 years 5 months ago

Airline luggage went unscanned in Denver

Denver airport officials say hundreds of bags were loaded onto airplanes in late December without being run through security scanners. The Transportation Security Administration says it's investigating. Denver International Airport Manager of Aviation Kim Day says the incident involved "a couple thousand" bags. An airport memo indicates the...

4 years 7 months ago

Woolley returns back home

Dan Woolley arrived at DIA late Tuesday night. There were friends, family and co-workers from Compassion International waiting there to greet him at the airport. Woolley is the Colorado Springs man who was rescued from the rubble after three days of waiting for help in an elevator shaft that collapsed...

4 years 7 months ago

FBI arrests 2 in NYC terror investigation

The terror threat involving a Denver man has widened to two more arrests. The men were arrested in connection with the investigation of a bomb plot against New York City. FBI Special Agent Richard Kolko says Adis Medunjanin and Zarein Ahmedzay were arrested early Friday in New York. Medunjanin's attorney...

4 years 7 months ago

Denver International Airport will be packed

Heading to DIA today? Expect plenty of company. Denver International Airport is busy as travelers wrap up holiday trips. About 156,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport on Monday. That would make it the second-busiest travel day for Christmas week. The Wednesday before Christmas was the busiest....

4 years 9 months ago

Balloon Boy parents to plead guilty

The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon. Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by...

4 years 9 months ago

DIA slammed, COS is fine

It's been a miserable day for flying out of Denver International Airport. If flyers were lucky enough to get to the airport, chances are their flights were delayed or canceled. Frontier Airlines canceled 19 flights because the airport has been unable to keep enough runways and taxiways open. Some...

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