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January 7, 2015 at 5:52 AM

4 flights diverted from Sea-Tac Airport due to fog

The Associated Press and staff reports Four flights were diverted from Sea-Tac Airport Tuesday night due to fog. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper told KCPQ  it was an airline decision and other flights landed normally. Dense fog is expected to stay in the area through about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service…

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July 10, 2013 at 6:22 PM

TSA finds loaded guns, ammunition at Sea-Tac

Transportation Security Administration officers at Seattle-Tacoma Airport discovered two loaded guns and 56 rounds of ammunition in three separate instances during routine screening at the security checkpoint Wednesday morning. TSA officers detected a .380 Sig Sauer loaded with eight rounds in a carry-on bag at 5:20 a.m., according to TSA Northwest Region spokeswoman Lorie Dankers. The passenger…

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July 6, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Sea-Tac traveler may have exposed others to measles

A contagious traveler with measles could have exposed those around him at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, said Seattle & King County Public Health. The traveler arrived from Beijing on July 4. The risk to the public is low because most people in this area have had measles vaccinations, said the department, but those who are unvaccinated, pregnant women,…

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March 19, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Security breach leads to evacuations at Sea-Tac Airport

A security breach led to an evacuation of terminal concourses and to  flight delays at Sea-Tac Airport tonight. The evacuation of more than 1000 people was prompted when someone accidentally went into a secure area through an exit lane around 7:30 p.m., said Port of Seattle spokesman Peter McGraw. Transportation Security Administration officials and members of the…

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January 17, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Military jets escort Alaska flight into Sea-Tac; FBI questions passenger

UPDATE 10:20 P.M.| The FBI has finished interviewing the man they questioned this evening and have not found him to be a threat. “We’re not anticipating any subsequent detention,” said FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich. EARLIER POST Two F-15 jets guided an Alaska Airlines flight from Hawaii into Sea-Tac International Airport tonight after someone told the Federal Bureau of…

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October 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Cancer patient gets TSA escort on return trip

A Michigan cancer patient who says she was humiliated during a recent Seattle airport security pat-down on her way to Hawaii got a Transportation Security Administration escort through security as she headed home. Michelle Dunaj (Dun-AY) has leukemia and says she’s been told she has only a few months to live. The 34-year-old Roseville, Mich., woman…

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August 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM

United plane at Sea-Tac catches fire before takeoff; all passengers evacuated safely

A United Airlines plane that was set to fly from Sea-Tac Airport to Washington, D.C., caught fire before takeoff Saturday night, but no one was hurt as all passengers were safely evacuated, Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said. The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at 10:27 p.m., Cooper said. They discovered flames coming from the auxiliary power…

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May 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM

4 yak skulls from Tibet seized at Sea-Tac Airport

The Associated Press A traveler trying to bring four yak skulls back from Tibet was stopped at Sea-Tac Airport by a dog who smelled something funny. The traveler told Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists he found two of the skulls while hiking and bought two more at a village store. Two of the skulls still had…

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