Stories tagged: airplane
Sun., June 2, 2019
Spokane’s Northwest Aircraft Co. made a trial flight of its first airplane at the Parkwater Aviation Field.
Sun., May 5, 2019
A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, and officials say at least 40 people died.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018
A passenger was removed from a Frontier Airlines flight late Tuesday when she attempted to fly with her “emotional support” squirrel, then refused to get off the plane when she …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
‘Airplane of opportunity’? Richard Russell raised pilot’s suspicions a year before Sea-Tac plane heist
A commercial airline pilot says he encountered Richard Russell – the Horizon Air baggage handler who stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and took it for a wild …
Sun., June 3, 2018
Delta Air Lines is investigating the death of an 8-year-old pet dog during a layover at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, en route from Phoenix to Newark, New Jersey.
Tue., May 1, 2018
The Southwest Airlines airplane that broke down midair in a fatal accident last month has made its way to a Seattle-area facility for repairs.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Montana officials have decided to decommission all but one of the state’s old airway beacons that pilots used to rely on find their way in the night.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland has said she believes she was a victim of racial profiling.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
The U.S. Commerce Department sided with Boeing Tuesday in the jetmaker’s tense trade dispute with Bombardier, erecting a high barrier to sales of Bombardier’s CSeries jet in the U.S.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the latest eruption of a volcano in the Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud that could affect jet traffic.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Seattle police say a plane passenger contacted authorities as soon as his flight landed after he spotted a fellow traveler texting someone about sexually exploiting children.
Mon., July 31, 2017
Plans are being made to base a new aircraft at Pasco that will fly the world, collecting data on the Earth’s atmosphere.
Sat., July 15, 2017
Investigators looking into the frighteningly close call involving an airliner that nearly hit planes on the ground at San Francisco International Airport will try to determine why the pilots made …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017
Every day, tens of thousands of U.S. airline passengers settle into their seats, lower the window shades and reach up to twist the air vents without the benefit of something …
Wed., June 28, 2017
Penton knew something was wrong within 15 minutes of takeoff, when the pregnant mother began to have contractions as often as every five minutes. Once her water broke, she knew …
Sat., June 3, 2017
It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017
Paul Allen’s monstrous Stratolaunch airplane finally rolled out of its hangar in Mojave, Calif., Wednesday, showing off its complete twin-hulled majesty for the first time.
Fri., May 19, 2017
Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a …
Wed., May 10, 2017
Boeing is suspending test flights of a new commercial airplane because of possible problems with a key engine part.
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017
Airport officials in Snohomish County say they have reached a formal agreement with counterparts in Japan to help grow their aerospace businesses.
Mon., April 3, 2017
Harrison Ford will not face any penalties over mistakenly landing on a taxiway at a Southern California airport earlier this year, the actor’s attorney said Monday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
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 …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
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 …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017
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.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016
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 …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
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.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
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 …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
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 …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
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 …