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'Makes Aviation History'
Sep 27, 2022 2:24 PM CDT
All-Electric Plane 'Makes Aviation History'
Prototype 'flew and handled wonderfully,' test pilot says
- A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. If the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane, the
reports. The plane, built by startup Eviation, was built to carry nine...
On a Clear Morning,
2 Small Planes Collide in Midair
Sep 18, 2022 5:32 AM CDT
On a Clear Morning, 2 Small Planes Collide in Midair
3 people died in the crash near Denver
- Two small airplanes collided in midair near Denver on Saturday, killing three people, authorities said. It wasn't known what might have caused the crash between the four-seater Cessna 172 and the Sonex Xenos, a light, aluminum, homebuilt aircraft that can seat two. Nearby residents who heard the crash and...
Plane Thief Had Never
Landed Before: Police
Sep 4, 2022 10:20 AM CDT
Plane Thief Had Never Landed Before: Police
Mississippi man, 29, charged with making terroristic threats
- The man police say stole a plane, then threatened to crash it into a Mississippi Walmart, has no license and had to be given quick instruction in the air by a private pilot. Cory Wayne Patterson, 29, has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and making terroristic threats, said...
Pilot Who Threatened
to Crash Into Walmart Lands
Sep 3, 2022 12:09 PM CDT
Pilot Who Threatened to Crash Into Walmart Lands
Mississippi officials report no injuries and say suspect is in custody
This file has been updated with the plane landing.
A small airplane that circled over a Mississippi city for hours on Saturday morning while the pilot threatened to crash the aircraft into a Walmart store has landed safely in a field, the FAA reported. Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted that...
In Maine Capitol,
Sky Is Literally Falling
Aug 16, 2022 9:15 AM CDT
In Maine Capitol, Sky Is Literally Falling
Or a mysterious metal object anyway
- A large metal object thought to have come from an airliner fell from the sky and nearly hit an officer on duty outside the Maine State House on Friday. The cylinder crashed to the ground with a loud bang just six to eight feet from Capitol Police officer Craig Donahue...
Timeline Emerges in Case
of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Aug 6, 2022 5:00 PM CDT
Timeline Emerges in Case of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane
The body of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was found Friday
- While it's still unknown what caused a co-pilot to exit a turboprop plane and fall to his death on Friday, a firmer picture of the timeline is emerging. But it remains a confusing picture. The
News & Observer
used FAA records to piece together the following series of events:...
For Plane Headed to Vacation
Island, an Alarming Trip
Jul 5, 2022 1:19 PM CDT
For Plane Headed to Vacation Island, an Alarming Trip
EasyJet flight headed to Spain's Menorca gets fighter jet escort after bomb hoax
- A flight to a Spanish vacation destination turned a bit frightening for the passengers on board when a fighter jet showed up as an escort, due to a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax. An EasyJet plane out of London on Sunday left Gatwick Airport around 1pm...
His Lifesaving Landing
May 16, 2022 11:45 AM CDT
Passenger Explains His Lifesaving Landing
'I knew if I didn't react, that we would die,' Darren Harrison tells 'Today' show
- It was an incredible story: A passenger with zero flying experience safely landed the small plane he was in after the pilot had a medical emergency. Now, 39-year-old Darren Harrison tells
about the experience, and how he managed to stay calm. "It was a life or death situation,...
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have
No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
May 11, 2022 6:53 AM CDT
Miracle in Florida: 'I Have No Idea How to Fly the Airplane'
Man with no piloting experience safely lands Cessna after pilot is incapacitated
- A man got a crash course in flying an airplane this week, luckily minus the crashing. A passenger in a single-engine Cessna 208 was forced to land the plane at Palm Beach International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot had an apparent medical emergency on the way back from...
Passenger Jet Turns Back
Over Pilot's Certification
May 5, 2022 11:22 AM CDT
Passenger Jet Turns Back Over Pilot's Certification
Virgin Atlantic co-pilot hadn't taken his final assessment flight with the airline
- As far as reasons go for a passenger jet having to turn around midflight, it's a weird one. A Virgin Atlantic flight returned to UK's Heathrow Airport after 40 minutes because the co-pilot technically wasn't qualified to fly, reports the BBC . It may sound worse than it...
Mar 23, 2022 11:20 AM CDT
Miley Cyrus' Plane Hit by Lightning
She cancels appearance at Paraguay festival
- Miley Cyrus won't be performing at Paraguay's Asuncionico festival, but with good reason. The singer tweeted that her plane was hit by lightning while heading to that fest. "Our plane was caught in a major unexpected storm and struck by lighting," she wrote . "My crew,...
Guy Who Jumped Out of
Plane at LAX Hears His Fate
Jan 27, 2022 10:30 AM CST
Guy Who Jumped Out of Plane at LAX Hears His Fate
Mexican national Luis Armando Victoria Dominguez will see 18 months behind bars in federal prison
A Mexican national who jumped out of a plane at Los Angeles International Airport last summer has found out the consequences of his actions. KTLA reports that a judge on Wednesday sentenced Luis Armando Victoria Dominguez, 34, to 18 months in federal prison for the incident in June, in...
Stowaway Found on Plane May
Have Been in Air for 11 Hours
Jan 24, 2022 7:31 AM CST
Stowaway Found on Plane May Have Been in Air for 11 Hours
Man discovered in Amsterdam survived flight that originated in South Africa
- A cargo flight that originated in South Africa had a surprise waiting on board when it finally landed in Amsterdam: a guy hidden in the plane's wheel section, still alive after what may have been 11 hours in the air, per ABC News . "The man was found alive...
Passengers in NC Plane
Landing Got a Wild Ride
Jan 22, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Passengers in NC Plane Landing Got a Wild Ride
No injuries after Delta Air Lines flight skidded off runway in snow, rolled right into mud
- States in the South have been hit with some extreme winter weather of late, and the snow coming down Friday evening in North Carolina led to a scary incident for one plane arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Per NBC News , Delta Air Lines Flight 5501 had just safely touched down...
A Flight Landed Safely in
Seattle. Then, an Evacuation
Aug 24, 2021 8:19 AM CDT
A Flight Landed Safely in Seattle. Then, an Evacuation
Passenger's cellphone caught on fire on tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Passengers usually breathe a sigh of relief once their plane touches down on the runway. For an Alaska Airlines flight arriving in Seattle this week, however, an incident
the aircraft had landed triggered an evacuation: a fire in the cargo hold that officials say was caused by a passenger'...
Plane Drops Off Passenger
Screaming 'Stop the Plane'
Jun 5, 2021 10:30 AM CDT
Plane Drops Off Passenger Screaming 'Stop the Plane'
A Delta flight from LA to Nashville had to make an emergency landing in Alburquerque
- A Delta flight from Los Angeles to Nashville had to divert to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when a passenger rushed the cockpit. Other passengers and a flight attendant wrestled the passenger to the ground. In video posted to social media, the quick-thinking flight attendant can be heard saying, “that’s...
Plane Lands in Hawaii
With One More Passenger
Than When It Departed
May 3, 2021 8:05 AM CDT
Plane Lands in Hawaii With One More Passenger Than When It Departed
Doctor, 3 neonatal ICU nurses help deliver baby on Delta flight
- Many doctors have had to come to the rescue during a flight to help a sick or hurt passenger, but Dr. Dale Glenn's in-air episode last week was unlike most. "I've experienced this before, and usually they're pretty clear asking if there is a doctor on...
After Plane Disaster in Denver,
Bad News for Boeing's 777s
Feb 22, 2021 6:11 AM CST
After Plane Disaster in Denver, Bad News for Boeing's 777s
Company calls for 128 planes with Pratt & Whitney engines to be grounded
- It hasn't been a good couple of years for Boeing , but the beleaguered airplane manufacturer had just started to turn things around, getting its Boeing 737 Max back up in US skies and trying to move on from the crisis surrounding that plane model . Now, a backslide after a...
Plane Didn't Fly
for 9 Months.
Then, 132 Recent
Flights and a Crash
Jan 13, 2021 9:20 AM CST
Plane Didn't Fly for 9 Months. Then, 132 Recent Flights and a Crash
Expert suggests Boeing 737 used for Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 deteriorated in storage
- The unexplained crash of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 in Indonesia has raised concerns for other planes around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Though the 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 had been cleared to fly—with a certificate of airworthiness valid until Dec. 17, 2021, per the
New York Times
Boeing 737 Max Is
Cleared for Takeoff
Nov 18, 2020 9:35 AM CST
Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared for Takeoff
After fixes, issue with plane's nose 'can no longer happen'
- Following two fatal crashes and 20 months on the ground, the Boeing 737 Max has been cleared to fly in the US. The FAA said Wednesday that a review process was complete and the plane could take to the skies—but only after necessary changes are made, pilots receive simulator...
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