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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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.”


Plane makes emergency landing in Portland

An Alaska Airlines flight has made an emergency landing in Portland.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Marine Fliers To Get Hearing In Ski Accident Jury To Determine If Crew Should Be Prosecuted On Manslaughter, Homicide Charges

Maj. Gen. Michael DeLong of NATO’s Aviano Air Force base shows the Feb. 3 flight pattern of the EA-6B Prowler aircraft involved in the Mt. Cermis Cable Car accident during …


Pilot Blamed For Cable Car Accident Officers Face Charges After Pentagon Investigation Finds They Chose To Break Rules

The Pentagon has concluded that the American pilot and crew were responsible for the accident last month that killed 20 people when his Marine Corp jet struck a ski lift’s …


Ryanair Places Order For 25 Boeing 737s

Ryanair, a low-fare airline based in Dublin, Ireland, has ordered 25 737-800 jetliners and taken options for 20 more, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group said Monday. The value of the deal …


Boeing Aims To Become ‘Top Dog’ Mcdonnell Deal Catapults Boeing To Elite Ranks Of Fighter Jet Makers

Boeing’s proposed version of the Joint Strike Fighter is competing against one developed by Lockheed Martin. File/Associated Press


Pilot Died Doing What He Loved It May Be Weeks Before Investigators Know What Caused Fatal Crash

1. George Freije built his single-engine, four-seat Lancair IV from a kit. He was photographed before he assembled the wings. Freije family photo 2. George Freije


2 Men Killed In Crash Were Respected Pilots Nobody Home When Plane Hits House; Cause Of Accident Unknown

Smoldering. Hayden Lake firefighters douse the remains of a house just north of Hayden Lake that was struck by an airplane Thursday morning. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review


Plane Too High On Appproach

A China Airlines jet that crashed last week near Taipei airport, killing 202 people, was flying well above the standard altitude when it approached the runway, a newspaper reported Sunday. …


Jet Squadron Commander Videotaped Flying Too Low Marine Relieved Of Command Last Week

A Marine Corps jet squadron commander who was relieved of his command last week after the ski-lift accident in Northern Italy is pictured on videotape aboard a military jet that …


Pilot Error Blamed In Gondola Accident

An Italian investigator said pilot error likely caused a low-flying Marine jet to sever a ski gondola’s cable last week, killing 20 people, RAI state television reported Monday. The television …


Survivors Remember Sad Day Plane Crash Of ‘58 Took 8 English Soccer Stars

Feb. 6, 1958. For Britons old enough to remember, the date is the saddest in the nation’s sports history.


Italy Challenges U.S. Version Of Ski-Lift Accident American General Contends Pilot Was Following Standard Route

Mourners, who could not find a place in the overflowing church, crowd outside during a memorial service for the 20 victims of the Mount Cermis cable car accident. Photo by …