Stories tagged: airplane
Sat., July 15, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Lighting should have alerted pilots of potential disaster
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.
How hot is too hot aboard an airliner? The law doesn’t say
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.
Early arrival: Phoenix woman gives birth to boy on flight
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.
Crowded airplanes heighten aggression – we know that from studying rats
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 colossal Stratolaunch plane emerges from its lair
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.
Disturbance on L.A.-to-Hawaii flight brings FBI, fighter jets
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 halts test flights of new plane over engine issue
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.
Washington county officials reach agreement with Japan
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 won’t face any penalties over runway incident
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 spends thousands on special flights for prisoners, report says
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.
Rock musician charged with having loaded gun on Delta flight
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
Oregon man admits groping girl on Dallas-to-Portland flight
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.
Powder falls from plane vent, triggers emergency response
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.
Pullman police want to go airborne with drone
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.
FBI closes inquiry into Brad Pitt over airplane incident; no charges filed
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.
Report: Cable error caused fatal airplane crash in Spokane River
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.
Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in U.S. flight school
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 thrown ‘like little rag dolls’ in JetBlue turbulence
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.
Crews find wreckage of small medical plane; 2 confirmed dead
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.
Vintage World War ll aircraft land in Yakima
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.
Jet searched as precaution at LAX over ‘non-credible’ threat
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.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Study: First-class cabin increases chances of ‘air rage’ among some passengers
If you’ve felt your blood pressure rise after seeing passengers being served champagne on the tarmac while you’re fighting for overhead space in coach, you are not alone.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Bird strike leaves large dent on jetliner’s nose
Officials say a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight returned to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after takeoff after a bird strike left a large dent on the jetliner’s nose.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Solar-powered plane slowly soaring from Hawaii to California
A solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey was about a third of the way to California early Friday after taking off from Hawaii, the project’s mission control said.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Japanese prototype stealth plane makes first flight
Japan’s first domestically manufactured stealth plane has made its first flight, making Japan one of only a handful of nations with airplane stealth capabilities.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Anchorage fire chief: 4 dead in fiery Alaska airplane crash
The bodies of four people killed when a small airplane crashed Wednesday and burst into flames have been recovered from a heavily wooded area north of Anchorage, officials said.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
FAA grounds Trump’s business jet for expired registration
The top speed of Donald Trump’s business jet? Currently 0 mph. The billionaire GOP candidate’s 750 Citation X – in use lately to travel to campaign events – is grounded …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8 a.m.
United flight delayed in N.Y. when passenger utters ‘bomb’
A United Airlines flight has been delayed at a New York airport after a male passenger uttered the word “bomb.”
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Plane makes emergency landing in Portland
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Japanese military jet carrying 6 airmen missing
A Japanese military jet carrying six airmen disappeared from radar over southern Japan on Wednesday afternoon, and the search has been suspended for the night.