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Aeromed Crash Kills Three Cessna Hits Airway Heights Building; Crewman Survives

Firefighters stand near the Ace Tank and Equipment Co. where an air ambulance crashed Monday night. The plane struck the left side of the building. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Tri-Cities Company Is Newcomer To The Air Ambulance Business

Aeromed, the company that operates the plane that crashed as it was landing at Spokane International Airport, is a relative newcomer to air ambulance service. The twin-engine Cessna 401 is …


County Sheriff Checking Ski Accident 49 Degrees North Fatality Investigation Called Routine

The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a New Year’s Day skiing accident that killed a Spokane college student. “I have assigned some detectives to do an investigation to determine …


Pilots Survive Crash Landing Same Cargo Company Involved In Fatal Accident Two Years Ago

Rough arrival. A Convair 440, owned by Salair Inc., crashed just west of Spokane International Airport as it was making an emergency approach Thursday. The two pilots were not injured. …


Rathdrum Boy Injured When Mom’s Car Hits Tree

A Rathdrum boy suffered a broken leg when his mother’s car hit a tree north of Rathdrum Monday afternoon, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. The 4-year-old, whose name …


Driver On Busy Street Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

An 84-year-old Spokane man, suffering a fatal heart attack, lost control of his car on the North Division bridge Sunday while his wife watched from the passenger seat. Guy Butler …


Semitruck Spills Diesel Load In Wreck On I-90 Near Kellogg

A tractor-trailer slid off the freeway near Kellogg early Sunday, spilling more than 200 gallons of diesel fuel. The driver, Kenneth James Barnard, 35, of Portland, was taken to Shoshone …


County May Be Liable For Injuries

Officials at the University of Utah Medical Center say Idaho’s Cassia County may be liable for the medical expenses of a farm worker who lost both arms and one leg …


Railroad Officials Let Train Cars Burn

One railroad freight car continued burning Monday for a third day after a deadly three-train wreck that forced evacuation of about 100 nearby homes. The charred remains of two crew …


Two Killed In Crash Of Small Plane

Two Buckley men died when their small plane crashed in rural Pierce County, about 25 miles southeast of Tacoma, the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The victims were identified as …


Mourners Bury Air Crash Victims

Weeping pallbearers bid farewell Sunday to victims of 1995’s worst air crash, and rescuers high in the Andes looked for the last bodies in the wreckage of the American Airlines …


Russians Find Missing Jetliner

The wreckage of a Russian jetliner that vanished Dec. 7 was discovered Monday by a helicopter pilot in the remote Bo-Jaus mountains near the Pacific coast. Russian officials said there …


Pullman Man Hurt After Thrown From Car

A Pullman man was in critical condition late Friday after he lost control on an icy highway and was thrown from his vehicle, authorities said. William M. Chipman, 50, was …


Foggy Pileups Strew Debris For 2 Miles

Seventy-four cars crashed in the fog in three huge pileups Friday on the Palisades Parkway, injuring at least 17 people, none seriously. The first accident occurred around 11 a.m.. As …


Dead Pilot Made Call Before Crash Yakima Man Phoned Boss, Told Him He Was On His Way

Sounding relaxed and comfortable, Quentin Evars phoned from Spokane International Airport Wednesday evening to say he was flying to Sandpoint to pick up boss Neal Treetman. “His last words to …


Second Man’s Body Found

Searchers on Monday found the body of a fisherman who disappeared Sunday when a boat with three people aboard capsized off the west coast of Vancouver Island. He was the …


Jet Missing In Russian Far East Plane Carried 97, Latest In Disastrous Air Safety Year

An Aeroflot plane with 97 people aboard disappeared from radar screens early Thursday in Russia’s Far East and was presumed to have crashed. The Tu-154 plane was en route from …


Jet Crashes Into Swamp; 72 Are Killed

A jet overshot a runway at Cameroon’s largest city and crashed into a swamp, killing 72 of the 78 people aboard, officials said Monday. The Cameroon Airlines Boeing 737 was …


16 Cars From Train Derail, Spilling Grain

Sixteen cars of a Montana Rail Link freight train derailed near here Monday, spilling grain and shutting down the track for at least a day. “We still have no idea …


Two Dead, One Hurt After Hit-And-Run

Two people were killed and a third seriously injured near Kellogg late Friday when a vehicle sped away from a hit-and-run accident. Benjamin L. Hallman, 19, of Kellogg, was driving …


Five Hurt When Car Speeds Into Store

No one was seriously injured when an out-of-control car crashed through the front doors and 70 feet into a downtown Boise furniture store, crushing merchandise and sending five people to …


4 Killed When Plane Crashes On Turnpike

A small single-engine aircraft crashed on the Cimarron Turnpike early Saturday, killing three people. A fourth person died when her vehicle ran into into a sheriff’s car parked at the …


Family’s Voyage Ends In Tragedy Father, 2 Children Lost At Sea After Collision With Cargo Ship

For years Judith and Michael Sleavin dreamed of sailing around the world on a yacht with their two children. On Monday, authorities were just beginning to understand why that dream …


Plane Crash Not Caused By Rebels Sri Lanka Military Backs Away From Earlier Charges

The military backpedaled Thursday from accusations that Tamil rebels downed a military plane carrying 63 people, saying human or technical error was probably to blame. The Antonov-32 transport plane crashed …


Three Injured In Two-Car Crash

A woman and two children were injured Friday afternoon in a two-car collision at Francis and A Street, police said. Connie G. Grytdal, 41, of 6706 N. Post, was reported …


Boat Sinks, Killing At Least One

One man died and another is missing after a fishing boat sank in Boundary Bay just south of the Canadian border, the Coast Guard said Sunday. Petty Officer Brenda Toledo …


Pickups Collide, Killing 1 Driver

An Elk City man was killed Saturday morning when the pickup truck he was driving collided head-on with a second pickup truck five miles outside Elk City. Ronald Ponozzo, 44, …


Fishermen Missing After Storm Rips Bay Of Bengal

At least eight fishermen were reported missing and believed dead Sunday after a storm in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen have been missing since the storm swept through on …


Nile Ferry Capsizes, Killing 17 Girls

A ferry carrying girls home from working on farms in central Sudan capsized in the Nile River and 17 drowned, a newspaper reported Thursday. The girls were 10 to 17 …


Plane Crash In Argentina Takes 53 Lives

An air force plane carrying sergeants and their families to a party crashed into a mountain during a rainstorm. Rescuers said Thursday all 53 people aboard were killed. The Fokker …