Stories tagged: airplane
UPDATED: MONDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Plane makes emergency landing in Portland
An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.
WEDNESDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 7:24 A.M.
Plane crashes after hard landing at Pullman-Moscow airport
A small single-engine plane flown solo by a student pilot crashed after a hard landing at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia
An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago Delbert Wiley, Spokane “birdman,” made “two beautiful flights” in a biplane over the east end of Spokane.
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010
Air passengers face new explosives test
Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new security measures on their way to departing flights.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010, 3:32 P.M.
TSA using hand swabs to test for explosives
Get ready for the bomb swab. The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that passengers at Spokane International Airport can expect new safety measures while attempting to get through security on …
TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
New airplane wins approval
The Kodiak — a single-engine plane designed to fly humanitarian missions to remote corners of the globe — has been cleared for takeoff. Quest Aviation of Sandpoint received federal approval …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1998
Plane Crash Kills Three Cessna Hits Hillside Near Moses Lake
A single-engine plane from Canada crashed into the north face of Saddle Mountain Tuesday, killing all three people aboard, authorities said. The Cessna 210 had just left Moses Lake for …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1998
Plane Crash Kills Three
A single-engine plane from Canada crashed into the north face of Saddle Mountain on Tuesday, killing all three people aboard, authorities said. The Cessna 210 had just left Moses Lake …
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1998
Plane’s Crew Charged In Deaths On Ski Lift Involunatary Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide Among Charges Marine Crew Faces
Military authorities have charged the fourman crew of a Marine jet that severed a cablecar wire in the Italian Alps with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, dereliction of duty and damage …