WCVB reports it's Code Red Hazmat Day at Logan Airport, where a plane arriving from Dubai has basically been quarantined as health workers in moon suits escort out several passengers with flu-like symptoms. None of the five, the station reports, were from West Africa.
State Police report troopers patrolling the lower level of Terminal C around 1 p.m. were approached by concerned citizens who'd just spotted a man drive up to a curbside trash can, put two containers in it and then drive away.
State Police Troopers and [bomb squad] technicians immediately responded, recovered two small containers from a trash can and secured and removed them from the area. The State Police continue to investigate the incident, but after speaking with the suspect do not believe there was any malicious or criminal intent, or that there was ever any threat to public safety.
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office today released an interview with Marlene Taraskiewicz, whose daughter Susan was murdered in September, 1992.
In the interview, Traskiewicz pleads for anybody with information to contact State Police, but adds:
We've been here 22 years. I am a very healthy woman and I am not going away. You're going to look over your shoulder until the day that I go, but I will get you, and I will get justice for my Susan.
State Police add:
Michael Roorda checked in from Logan Airport around 8 p.m.:
The computer system for customs at Logan went down. So... This is gonna take a while.
A 61-year-old Frenchman found himself a guest of our justice system and Mass. General Hospital today after he grew trÃ¨s furieux when a woman in front of him reclined her seat on their flight from Miami to Paris, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The American Airlines flight landed at Logan, where State Police charged Edmund Alexandre with interfering with a flight crew. They eventually took him to Mass. General for treatment of a pre-existing condition.
According to the DA's office, Alexandre just wouldn't shut up about the reclining seat:
An American Airlines flight on its way from Miami to Paris made an unscheduled stop at Logan last night to drop off a French guy who, according to State Police, got trÃ¨s unruly en route and had to be subdued by a federal air marshal.
Edmund Alexandre, 50, of Paris, was taken off Flight 62 and handed over to State Police around 10 p.m. for booking on a charge of interfering with a flight crew. He could be arraigned today in East Boston District Court; however, he was transported to Mass. General for observation and treatment of a pre-existing medical condition, police say.
Swissport International Ltd., which provides ground services at Logan Airport, has an ad on Craigslist for people looking for jobs de-icing airplanes in cold weather.
Headlined "Hardcore Gamer? We may have a job for you at Boson [sic] Logan Airport," the ad says de-icing airplanes requires the same skills as mastering a video game:
The government is moving to keep $58,300 in currency seized by agents at Logan Airport from a man who had reserved a flight for a one-day trip to San Francisco just two days earlier, on a flight allegedly frequented by drug couriers.
Ed Grzyb captured a plane on its way to Logan in front of the superdupermoon.
Dan Santry photographed some of the planes that landed at Logan today that don't normally get near us, including a Pakistan International Airlines 777 and a LOT 787 (as well as a KLM 747).
Melissa Desingco looked out the terminal window at Logan to see a Southwest plane getting way too into the personal space of a JetBlue plane that was scheduled to be headed to Chicago this morning.
The state Department of Public Health today released a study of people living around Logan Airport:
Among children, study results identified some respiratory effects indicative of undiagnosed asthma (i.e., probable asthma); children in the high exposure area were estimated to have three to four times the likelihood of this respiratory outcome compared with children in the low exposure area.
Among adult residents, individuals diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were statistically significantly more likely to have lived in the high exposure area for three or more years.
The study found no increased cardiovascular issues or hearing loss.
Andrew Zimmern, yes, the weird-food guy, reports he was pretty freaked out shortly before 11 a.m. when he looked out the window of the Delta terminal and saw a plane spewing flames and smoke out on the tarmac.
Am I alone seeing a plane on fire on Tarmac at Logan in Boston? Lots of lights and responding vehicles and a blackened hull spewing flames
Dan Sentry watched a ceremony this afternoon at Logan's gate C19, from which United flight 175 took off on 9/11.
The flag was taken down so that United workers can continue to fly it at terminal B. A new flag will continue to fly above the jetway as JetBlue moves into the terminal.
Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.
Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.
That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.
After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a Massachusetts flag for the occasion, as Dan Santry shows us:
Mark Garfinkel posts a series of photos from Deer Island of the president's plane arriving in Boston yesterday.