Stories tagged: airplane
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
‘Airplane of opportunity’? Richard Russell raised pilot’s suspicions a year before Sea-Tac plane heist
A commercial airline pilot says he encountered Richard Russell – the Horizon Air baggage handler who stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took it for a wild …
Sun., June 3, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.
Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
The Southwest Airlines airplane that broke down midair in a fatal accident last month has made its way to a Seattle-area facility for repairs.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Montana officials have decided to decommission all but one of the state’s old airway beacons that pilots used to rely on find their way in the night.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland has said she believes she was a victim of racial profiling.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
The U.S. Commerce Department sided with Boeing Tuesday in the jetmaker’s tense trade dispute with Bombardier, erecting a high barrier to sales of Bombardier’s CSeries jet in the U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the latest eruption of a volcano in the Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud that could affect jet traffic.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Seattle police say a plane passenger contacted authorities as soon as his flight landed after he spotted a fellow traveler texting someone about sexually exploiting children.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Plans are being made to base a new aircraft at Pasco that will fly the world, collecting data on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Investigators looking into the frighteningly close call involving an airliner that nearly hit planes on the ground at San Francisco International Airport will try to determine why the pilots made …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Penton knew something was wrong within 15 minutes of takeoff, when the pregnant mother began to have contractions as often as every five minutes. Once her water broke, she knew …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Paul Allen’s monstrous Stratolaunch airplane finally rolled out of its hangar in Mojave, Calif., Wednesday, showing off its complete twin-hulled majesty for the first time.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Airport officials in Snohomish County say they have reached a formal agreement with counterparts in Japan to help grow their aerospace businesses.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Harrison Ford will not face any penalties over mistakenly landing on a taxiway at a Southern California airport earlier this year, the actor’s attorney said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Washington state’s corrections department has been shuttling prisoners back to the state on airplanes routinely used by Gov. Jay Inslee. The King Air trips have cost taxpayers tens of thousands …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Found with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag after stepping off a Delta Air Lines flight from Cancun, Mexico, Rick Derringer now faces a criminal charge in Atlanta, court …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, noon
An Oregon man admitted to groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight from Dallas to Portland. Chad Camp pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and making an indecent sexual proposal to …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Officials say a while powder fell from an air vent of an Alaska Airlines plane and triggered a hazardous material response when the flight landed in San Jose, California.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
The Pullman Police Department hoped to begin patrolling by air in the coming year. The department had budgeted $10,000 for a quadcopter in 2017, but the purchase may need to …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
The FBI announced Tuesday that it had concluded its inquiry into Brad Pitt and his alleged behavior toward his teenage son aboard a private plane bound for Los Angeles.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
A report from the National Transportation Safety Board said both the mechanic and pilot of a propellor airplane that crashed into the Spokane River in 2015 failed to notice improperly …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 7:07 p.m.
People were “thrown around like little rag dolls” when turbulence rocked a JetBlue flight from Massachusetts to California, a passenger said Friday, in an incident that left more than 20 …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
Authorities found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane with four people aboard and confirmed at least two deaths Friday after the pilot reported smoke filling the cockpit and …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
A small collection of vintage World War II airplanes has begun landing at the Yakima Air Terminal for a three day visit.
UPDATED: Tue., May 24, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
SWAT officers and a police dog are investigating a possible threat aboard a jetliner that landed at Los Angeles International Airport after a trip from Houston.