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Rosalia Woman Killed In Wreck

A Rosalia, Wash., woman was killed Friday after she turned in front of a car on U.S. Highway 2 north of Spokane. Driver Dolly B. Melhus, 79, died at the …


Canadian Motorcyclist Killed After Driving Underneath Truck

A 52-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday in Ferry County after he crossed into the wrong lane and drove underneath an oncoming semi-truck. Julian M. Waldman, Courtenay, British Columbia, died at …


Plane In Fatal Crash Overweight, Doorless

Plane in fatal crash overweight, doorless Washington A twin-engine plane that crashed last month and killed 12 people was overweight and had a door illegally removed, federal officials said. The …


Crashed Copter Found In Puget Sound

The wreckage of an Airlift Northwest helicopter was found just an hour after Navy technology was enlisted in the search, more than two weeks after the aircraft went down off …


Vintage B-26 Bomber Crashes; 5 Killed

A vintage B-26 bomber crashed and burned Thursday in a rural oil field, killing all five crew members. The camouflage-painted plane, a Martin Marauder, was practicing for an air show …


Athol Boy Darts Onto Road, Hit By Car

An 8-year-old Athol boy was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after a car hit him as he ran into the road, sheriff’s officials said. William J. Stevenson was listed …


Looters Ignore Hit-And-Run Victim

Looters converged on a fatal hit-and-run accident, trying to steal things from a car as the driver lay dying inside, according to police. The looters as well as the other …


Submarines May Be Used To Recover Copter, Bodies

A Canadian company has proposed sending submarines to the bottom of the nation’s deepest lake to pull out the wreckage of a helicopter and the bodies of the two people …


Four Scientists Hurt Studying Volcano

Four scientists photographing volcanic activity from a light plane were injured Sunday along with their pilot when the craft crash-landed. National Parks spokesman Ross Gilbert said the plane crashed about …


Crater Lake Crash Victims Identified Park Will Try To Recover Copter That Sank In 1,500 Feet Of Water

Authorities on Sunday identified two men as having been aboard a helicopter that suddenly plunged into Crater Lake on a calm, clear Saturday. The pilot was George W. Causey, 52, …


Geese May Have Caused Awacs Crash Military Surveillance Jet Went Down In Flames, Killing 24

An Air Force board of inquiry Saturday began searching for the cause of a crash on Friday that left one of the world’s most advanced surveillance planes scattered like confetti …


Deadly Driver Already Had 10 Dwi Arrests Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges In Crash That Killed 2 Wednesday

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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 …


Spokane Driver Faces Charge Of Hit-And-Run

A Spokane man who crashed into another car early Wednesday and then ran from the scene was arrested by Washington State Patrol troopers for hit-and-run, a felony. Dale Bohnert, 23, …


Crash With Cement Truck Kills Two Witnesses Say Car That Hit Truck, Killing Women, Was Speeding

Accident. Spokane city firefighters assist the driver of a car that slammed into the back of a cement truck in the 4900 block of East Trent on Wednesday. Photo by …


Teenager Likely To Plead Guilty In Traffic Death

A 16-year-old Post Falls girl has been charged with inattentive driving for causing a wreck that killed another teenager. Danielle Muncey is expected to plead guilty to the charge, which …


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 …


Pair Recovering After Hitting Train

A Rathdrum woman and teenager remained in the hospital Thursday after their car ran into a train, according to Idaho State Police. Gerri Bohn, 36, was driving west on Boekel …


Four Hurt In Car-Van Crash

Seconds after Spokane police halted a high-speed chase Tuesday evening, the car they were pursuing collided with a van. Four people were hospitalized, but none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.


Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Valley

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a car Monday night on Pines Road in the Spokane Valley. Arthur G. Hepton, 85, of Spokane, died at Deaconess Medical Center …


Deer’s Leap Into Side Of Car Shakes Teen Impact Shatters Rolled-Up Window - And It’s Not First Deer To Hit Her Car

Deer seem to have a fatal attraction to Natalie Oswald’s car. The 16-year-old Hayden girl has only been driving for a year, and already two deer have run into her …


Sports People

In international competition at Salgotarjan, Hungary, Daniela Bartova of the Czech Republic broke her women’s pole vault record, leaping 13 feet, 10 inches, besting her previous mark of 13-9-3/4. . …


Dozens Die In Ganges When Ferry Hits Bridge

A ferry loaded with 150 people hit a bridge Monday and sank in the Ganges River in northern India. At least 40 people reportedly drowned. Residents of Bararighat, 850 miles …


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 …


Rescuers Still Looking For Missing Airplane

Pilots contended with deteriorating weather and smoke from forest fires while looking Wednesday for a plane believed down in the North Cascades. Some 25 aircraft found no new leads in …


Small-Plane Pilot Killed In Crash

One person was killed after his single-engine airplane crashed near Ahtanum Creek west of Yakima, authorities said. Witnesses said the Beechcraft plane buzzed the area several times Saturday night before …