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JFK International Airport: Terrapin Adventures on Runway 4L

By Jessica Hershman, Media Relations Staff

Even as Port Authority Wildlife Biologist Laura Francoeur and members of her team mark and then release to safety hundreds of Diamondback Terrapins that invade the runways at JFK Airport annually, nobody is sure exactly why they come. 591 more words

WTC artifact storage hangar closes, ushering in new phase of 9/11 remembrance

QUEENS — For nearly 15 years, thousands of historically significant items from the World Trade Center have been stored at a hangar at John F. Kennedy International Airport that used to belong, coincidentally and hauntingly, to the long defunct Tower Air. 625 more words

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Van Wyck Expressway temporarily closed after crash, causing traffic to JFK Airport

QUEENS — Motorists heading to JFK Airport faced delays for several hours Monday morning following a crash on the Van Wyck Expressway.

A motor vehicle crash forced the closure of all inbound lanes, and travelers were advised to access the airport using JFK Expressway, according to a tweet from the airport at 6:17 a.m. 71 more words

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Fear the Turtle: Terrapins Disrupt Planes At New York's JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the factors that could delay flights at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, this one is probably the slowest: turtles. 235 more words

july 4- classic della: Passenger Gets His Ass Tied Up!***messymandella***

Well, well, well!  I guess people don’t play anymore up in these friendly skies. This fool decided to Ike Turner a female passenger. The chick whipped his ass sideways. 137 more words

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Largest Solar-Powered Aircraft Lands in New York After Year-Long Trek Around World

Look. Up in the sky. It’s a giant dragonfly. It’s a winged dinosaur.

It’s Solar Impulse 2, the largest solar-powered aircraft in the world, which landed early Saturday in New York City — the 14th stop and the final U.S. 443 more words

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FBI Lends FAA Drone Detector For Tests At Kennedy Airport

Birds pose a danger to commercial aircraft, but unauthorized drones are also a threat. Fortunately for everyone, we don’t yet know what would happen if a solid unmanned aerial vehicle collided with a jet or flew into its engine. 183 more words