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2 years 10 months ago

Investigators seek cause of Alamosa plane crash

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) - Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a twin-engine plane crash in southern Colorado that killed its pilot. The Federal Aviation Administration says a Cessna 337 crashed and burned on a highway south of San Luis Valley Regional Airport Thursday afternoon soon after takeoff....

3 years 4 months ago

Pilot was trained for emergency landing

A Pueblo man is safe after making an emergency landing at the airport Saturday morning. Orlando Cuevas was flying his single engine Cessna Centurion C210 when the main landing gear jammed. With only the front wheels deployed, Cuevas made an emergency landing using the bottom of the plane to...

4 years 1 day ago

Colorado balloon pilot lost at sea

Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, officials said Wednesday. Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, an annual race in which teams of...

4 years 3 weeks ago

FAA close to proposing pilot fatigue rule

Aviation officials are on the verge of proposing new rules governing the number of hours airline pilots may work in an effort to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors. The Federal Aviation Administration has taken 15 months to propose the rules despite promises of swift action from...

4 years 2 months ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

4 years 4 months ago

Pilot safe after landing in field in Loveland

Larimer County sheriff's officials say a 54-year-old pilot from Wellington is safe after unexpectedly landing an experimental aircraft in a field in Loveland. Sheriff's officials say the small aircraft had left the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport on Sunday morning and was flying at about 7,500 feet over Windsor when...

4 years 6 months ago

Pilot trapped under plane's wreckage for 8 hours

Authorities rescued an injured pilot who was trapped for about eight hours in the wreckage of an experimental plane that crashed on an Indian reservation south of Phoenix. Authorities say the pilot radioed the Glendale Airport around 9 a.m. Wednesday, saying the home-built Varieze was experiencing power failure and...

4 years 7 months ago

Wife of Austin plane pilot to speak out

The Red Cross says the wife of the pilot who crashed his plane into a Texas office building that housed an IRS office plans to reach out to media and answer questions. Red Cross spokeswoman Marty McKellips says A. Joseph Stack's family planned to "give information and answer questions"...

4 years 7 months ago

Fired, drunk pilot reaches settlement

A pilots union and Frontier Airlines have reached a settlement in a lawsuit for a pilot who was fired after an alcohol test came back positive. The Frontier Airlines Pilots Association and Frontier Airlines, Inc. filed court documents in Denver federal court this week that said they had reached...

4 years 8 months ago

Travolta flies supplies to Haiti

John Travolta has left Haiti after flying a jet full of relief supplies into Port-au-Prince. The actor piloted his own Boeing 707 from Florida, packed with six tons of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies for earthquake survivors. Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, was also aboard, along with doctors...

4 years 10 months ago

Onion, Comedy Central team on TV pilot

ESPN had better watch its back. Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from the satirical news magazine The Onion. The prospective half-hour scripted series will be based on The Onion's Sports Network, an online video series that parodies sports shows - especially those on ESPN. Onion News Network director...

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