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Awacs Plane Crashes In Alaska Woods 24 Presumed Dead After Engine Catches Fire During Takeoff

A huge AWACS battlefield-radar plane carrying U.S. and Canadian military personnel crashed and burned on takeoff Friday, killing at least 22 people. Two others were missing and presumed dead. It …


One Survives Crash Of Mongolian Airliner

An airliner crashed in northern Mongolia on Thursday, killing all but one of the 35 people aboard, news reports said. The Antonov-24 plane, belonging to Mongolia’s MIAT Airlines, crashed on …


3 Planes Collide At Mexican Air Show

Three military planes flying in tight formation crashed Saturday during Mexican Independence Day festivities, killing at least four crew members, defense sources said. One crew member parachuted to safety and …


Malaysian Airline Crash Kills 34 Plane Reportedly Overshot Runway, Crashed Into Shantytown

A Malaysian Airline plane had touched down and tried to take off again before it crashed into a shantytown, news reports said Saturday. Thirty-four of the 53 people on board …


Helicopter Nurses, Pilot ‘Incredible People’ Airlift Team That Crashed Into Puget Sound Remembered At Seattle Memorial Service

They were the kind of people who never looked first before going to another’s aid. They gave their lives to serve others, colleagues and friends of three members of a …


One Killed In King County Plane Crash

One person was killed Sunday morning when a single-engine Cessna plane crashed on a hill near Black Diamond in South King County, the Federal Aviation Administration said. No information was …


German Astronaut Killed In Crash

Reinhard Furrer, a German astronaut who took part in the last successful mission of the space shuttle Challenger, has died in a plane crash. He was 54. Furrer and the …


Propeller Worry Prompts Faa Order

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered the grounding of any planes similar to the Southeast Airlines turboprop that crashed Monday in Georgia if they are equipped with Hamilton Standard …


Fairchild Clips Old B-52’S Wings, Hopes To Find New Home For Plane Clydesdale Is Being Put Out To Pasture, Could End Up In Military ‘Glue Factory’

Like a small child dismantles a fly, a large crane will pluck the wings and the tail from a historic B-52 bomber Monday at Fairchild Air Force Base. The plane, …


Luxembourg Airline Acquires Boeing Jets

Luxair of Luxembourg is acquiring two Boeing 737-500s through Itochu Air Lease Co. Ltd. of Japan, planes that initially were built for Air France, a spokesman for the manufacturer said. …


Searchers Seek Bodies Of 65 Killed In Salvadoran Crash

Searchers climbed the slopes of a volcano Thursday to recover the bodies of 65 people, including at least five Americans, who were killed in El Salvador’s deadliest air disaster. Aviateca …


2 Killed In Plane Crash

A pilot and his passenger died after their plane crashed in mountain foothills on the east side of the Olympic Peninsula, authorities said Sunday. The crash was located Sunday evening …


Wreckage Of B-24 Found In Amazon

A salvage team has recovered the remains of 10 American aviators from the wreckage of a B-24 bomber that crashed in the Amazon jungle 51 years ago. The military investigators …


Airborne Harleys Bonanza Endures The Winds Of Change Without Changing Much

Ralph Requa of Castro Valley, Calif., bought this 1960 Beechcraft Bonanza, his first plane, three months ago. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review


Boeing Stock Price Dips After Production Cuts Announced

Boeing Co. shares dropped after the company said Friday that it will produce fewer jets in 1996. The stock fell $1.00 to $61.62 in a shortened, pre-holiday session during which …


777 May Offset Production Decline Production Of Boeing’s 737, 757 Models Will Drop Next Year

A Boeing 737 gets some finishing touches earlier this year at the company’s Redmond plant. Photo by Associated Press


777 Stretched

The Boeing Co’s board of directors on Monday approved production of a stretched version of the new Boeing 777 jetliner. The 777-300, which will surpass the 777-200 as the world’s …


Jetliner Skids Off Runway; 16 People Die

A jetliner on a domestic flight skidded off a rain-soaked runway at Lagos airport and burst into flames, killing as many as 16 people, aviation officials said Sunday. The Russian-made …


Boeing Loads Up On Orders At The Paris Air Show

Boeing Co. officials came home from the Paris Air Show reassured that their flashy new 777 is a hit and with some evidence the airline industry finally is regaining its …


Air Show Is Sunday At Felts Field

The Felts Field Air Show begins Sunday morning with parachutists from the Greater Spokane Precision Parachute Team. The gates at Felts Field open at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $5 for …


House Approves Reviving The B-2 Stealth Bomber

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to revive the B-2 Stealth bomber with a new order for 20 more of the planes despite objections from the Clinton administration and the …


Boeing’s Newest Jetliner Gets Champagne Send-Off

The world’s biggest twin-engine jet completed its first commercial flight Wednesday after a champagne send-off at London’s Heathrow Airport. All 292 seats were full on United Airlines Flight 921 from …


U.S. F-16 Pilot, From Spokane, Found In Bosnia Marines Rescue Capt. Scott O’Grady Five Days After His Plane Was Downed

Capt. Scott F. O’Grady, the pilot of the U.S. F-16 downed over Bosnia six days ago, was found in good condition in northwestern Bosnia on today and rescued by U.S. …


Boeing 777 Cleared For Takeoff United Airlines To Put Boeing’s Last New Jetliner This Century Into Service

The bank of the Welsh Guards marches past a United Airlines Boeing 777 in London Tuesday during a ceremony before United put Boeing’s newest jet into service for the first …


Boeing Has Factory In Philly Helicopter Plant Makes Parts For 777 Wing

When Boeing’s new 777 jets begin spanning the globe this summer, each of the twin-engine behemoths will contain parts made of fiberglass and glue with a distinctive number on them. …


Pilot In Serious Condition After Plane Crashed Into House

The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a house in southeast King County was in serious condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center. His wife and son were killed …


Officer Pleads Guilty In Fairchild B-52 Crash Pellerin Admits Dereliction Of Duty In Exchange For Limits On Sentence

Col. Pellerin


Tax Aerobatics Involved In First 777 Delivery Boeing Already Working On A Second Version Of Its Newest Jumbo Commercial Jet

Delivering a new jet to its owner involves more than just handing over the keys and signing papers. Before The Boeing Co. formally turns over United Airlines’ first 777 twinjet …


Air Force Crash Kills 6 In Idaho Colorado Reservists Training When C-130 Crashed In Foothills

Six reservists from Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado were killed Saturday when their C-130 transport plane crashed in a remote area of southern Idaho’s high-desert foothills. No one survived. …


First Passengers To Fly On 777 Take To The Air June 7

A United Airlines 777 returns to Boeing Field from a round-the-world promotional tour.