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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Search for missing Colville pilot ends with discovery of body

The search for a missing Colville pilot and his plane has been concluded after a local resident discovered the body of the pilot in Sullivan Lake on Saturday, Nov. 16.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Search narrows for Colville pilot missing since Monday

The search for a Colville pilot who went missing Monday after what was expected to be a one-hour flight continued into Wednesday afternoon as crews grappled with poor weather conditions …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019

Spokane man hospitalized after experimental aircraft crashes at Coeur d’Alene Airport

An ultralight-type aircraft crashed at about 5 p.m. and a man was trapped inside, Northern Lakes Fire District Deputy Fire Marshal Chris Larson told KHQ. The man was extricated, then …


Widow sues Moody Bible Institute over deadly plane crash near Deer Park

A woman is suing the Moody Bible Institute over a plane crash that killed her husband and two other men, alleging the Chicago-based evangelical college failed to maintain the aircraft …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Small plane crashes in Whitman County, injuring pilot, passenger

A single-engine plane crashed near the community of Hooper in Whitman County, Washington, Friday, leaving both the pilot and passenger injured. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday in an …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes weekend off after plane crash near Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will take the weekend off from broadcasting to be with his wife and daughter after the three were involved in a plane crash as the family landed …


Official: 10 dead in Dallas-area small plane crash

Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, authorities said.


Plane crashes into North Carolina home, killing 2

A single-engine plane crashed into a North Carolina home, killing the pilot and someone inside the house, authorities said. Another person in the house was seriously hurt.


Polish court: Ex-aide negligent in presidential plane crash

A Polish court on Thursday found the chief of staff for former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk guilty of negligence in a 2010 presidential flight to Russia which ended in …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019

Boeing didn’t tell airlines that safety alert wasn’t on

Boeing did not tell pilots and airlines that a safety alert on its 737 Max 8 jets was not working until after one of the planes crashed in Indonesia last …


Plane crashes into Florida river at end of runway, no deaths

Officials say a charter plane traveling from Cuba to north Florida ended up in a river at the end of a runway


Pilot survives crash into tree in McCall, Idaho

A 79-year-old pilot crash-landed his plane into a tree a few miles east of McCall on Monday night — and a firefighter scaled the 60-foot tree to get him to …


Officials say 6 people died in Texas small plane crash

All six people aboard a small plane died Monday when it crashed while preparing to land in central Texas, authorities said.


Two people escape injury in Pullman plane crash

A single-engine airplane has crashed on the runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, but the two people on board were not injured.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

FAA defends its reliance on aircraft makers to certify jets

Under fire from lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the two deadly Boeing crashes, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday defended the FAA’s practice of relying on aircraft …


Pilots have reported issues in U.S. with new Boeing jet

Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.


Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Sunday’s deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in Ethiopia bears striking similarities to an accident involving another Max in October in Indonesia but safety experts caution against …


Plane breaks apart over California neighborhood, 5 killed

A twin-engine plane broke apart in flight and crashed, setting a home on fire in the Los Angeles suburb of Yorba Linda, killing five people and injuring two.


Crews reach wreckage of small plane, find body on Mt. Hood

Rescuers have reached the wreckage of a plane that was found crashed on the north side of Mount Hood near Eliot Glacier.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

Black box data show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of a Boeing jet as its automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft …


Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying …


Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash

Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018

Indonesia Lion Air flight with 189 on board crashes into sea

A Lion Air flight with 188 people on board crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

One still hospitalized after single-engine plane crash near Cheney Saturday

One man is still in the hospital after a small single-engine airplane crashed near Cheney on Saturday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Single engine plane crashes near Cheney; two injured

A small, single-engine plane crashed northeast of Cheney Saturday morning.


Three men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018

Man who took plane from Sea-Tac was quiet, well liked, says former co-worker

The airline employee who took a plane from Sea-Tac Airport on Friday night and flew it throughout the Puget Sound region before crashing on an island has been identified as …


Five killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Five people on board a small airplane were killed but nobody on the ground was hurt when the twin-engine Cessna crashed Sunday in a Southern California parking lot, authorities said.