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    Posted by Benet Wilson 6:09 PM on Sep 16, 2011

    Why didn't she just ask them not to fly?  Mary Purcell was arrested by the FBI after she called in two bomb threats for a Southwest Airlines flight from Tucson to Albuquerque because she didn't want her mother and brother flying on 9/11, reports NBC New York.

    I guess she really wanted to join the mile high club! 
    Katherine Goldberg was arrested after allegedly trying to sexually assault a male flight attendant on a Virgin Atlantic flight from South Africa to London Heathrow, reports the Times. Goldberg allegedly drank a pint of whiskey during the flight.

    They're TSA officers, they're drug mules! Transportation Security Administration officers based at airports in Florida and New York were arrested for taking cash and gift cards in exchange for turning a blind eye to drug dealers pushing painkiller pills through airports, reports the Sacramento Bee.  The sting was on after a drug dealer caught carrying 6,000 oxycodone pills told the Drug Enforcement Agency agenyts about the TSA officers he bribed.

    How many clams was that cocaine worth?  David Pocasangre Vaquiz was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport after  Customs officers allegedly found cocaine-stuffed clams in his luggage, reports FOX News. The 15 clams held cocaine with a street value of around $10,000.

    I guess he had a bit of a problem with Vice President Biden.  Justin Alan Woodward was arrested as he was getting off a Delta Air Lines flight from Bangkok to Honolulu after sending death threat emails to the vice president from Thailand, reports the Washington Post.  The former Marine accused Biden of trying control his mind and have him assasinated.

    Maybe they should have checked Mapquest?  The newly launched Google Flight Search hit a small snafu when it included New York's World Trade Center as an airport, reports FOX News. The twin towers served as a heliport, but the service ended back in 1984.

    A classic case of he said, she said.  Reps for actress Kirstie Alley are denying that she demanded a helicopter to make an appearance at a 9/11 memorial service in Farmingdale, N.Y., reports FOX News.  organizers of the event claim Alley threatened to cancel her appearance if the helicopter was not made available.

    This airport has gone to the dogs.  An Alaska Airlines flight to from Anchorage to Juneau International Airport was forced to abort a landing after two Labrador retrievers were seen running across the runway, reports USA Today.

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