September 10, 2012 7:37 PM
A beautiful memorial ceremony in the perfect place for retired Pueblo Police Captain John Barger. Barger, 64, was a retired cop and avid pilot who passed away August 31 in a plane crash that also took the life of Sheriff's Captain Leide Defusco. Today friends and family joined together at... more »
September 4, 2012 7:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane is throwing out the union contract of American Airlines' pilots as part of the company's restructuring. A key part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the ruling clears the way for the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline to dramatically cut costs and quicken... more »
July 30, 2012 1:36 AM
He can't walk, but he can fly. One young man earned his wings from the pilot's seat of a helicopter with an invention some thought was impossible.
"I'm paralyzed from the chest down," Trevor Fennig says, hoisting himself into the cockpit with only the strength of his arms. At... more »
March 27, 2012 2:43 PM
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a "medical situation" arose involving the captain. JetBlue Airways says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about... more »
November 12, 2011 12:10 PM
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.... more »
September 19, 2011 3:17 PM
Images of the World-War-II-era plane nose diving into a group of spectators at an air race in Reno, Nevada on Friday have replayed over and over through the weekend, but for those who were there they'll likely be playing those scenes over in their heads many more times.
A... more »
August 11, 2011 6:20 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two Marines are in serious but stable condition at a Navy hospital after spending four harrowing hours in the chilly Pacific Ocean.
They ejected last night from their F/A-18 Hornet jet as it went down. The two Marines drifted in their flight suits, yelling and... more »
August 6, 2011 12:40 PM
Small plane crashed at Meadow Lake Airport this morning. Call was received at 7:23am. Two people were in the plane when if crashed between two hangers and slid into a small building. fire department officials say pilot sustained significant injuries. The passenger also sustained significant injuries and was transported to... more »
July 13, 2011 6:53 PM
An airman from Canon City, missing since 1966, will be buried with full military honors at the US Air Force Academy this Friday. Col. Leo S. Boston was a member of the 14th Air Commando Wing assigned to the Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand when he went... more »
July 13, 2011 6:26 PM
A Colorado Springs man is a little shaken up but safe after making an emergency landing in field outside of Meadow Lake Airport Wednesday morning.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Robert Myers, 70, was flying to the Springs from Alamosa when his 1997 Darrow Steven single engine... more »
July 12, 2011 4:00 PM
A World War Two era biplane that was flown by the Tuskegee Airmen and that will soon be displayed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. came from an Air Force pilot who found the craft on eBay.
Cpt. Matthew Quy says he and his wife began looking for a... more »
July 6, 2011 6:25 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - An Air Force Academy graduate has recorded 3,000 hours of flying time in the F-16 fighter jet, a milestone reached by only about 200 pilots.
The Air Force says Lt. Col. Robert D. Whitehouse hit the milestone on June 23 while deployed in... more »
June 19, 2011 3:49 PM
ALBIA, Iowa (AP) - The pilot of a single-engine plane has been hurt in a crash near the Albia airport.
Albia police told WHO-TV that Robert Bult was standing near the plane when rescuers arrived at the crash site Saturday afternoon. He was taken to a hospital with cuts... more »
May 21, 2011 4:14 PM
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... more »
May 2, 2011 11:27 PM
Captain Jason Dahl will always be close to his wife's heart.
"These are his personal wings," says Sandy Dahl as she points to the pilot wings on her jacket lapel.
Jason's life ended on September 11, 2001. He was the pilot of United Flight 93 which crashed into... more »
March 19, 2011 11:10 AM
DENVER (AP) - The United Express pilot accused of flying while drunk has turned himself in. The U.S. attorney's office in Denver said 32-year-old Aaron Jason Cope surrendered yesterday to U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, Va., where he lives. The indictment says the incident happened Dec. 8, 2009 on a flight... more »
September 29, 2010 1:10 PM
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... more »
September 22, 2010 8:10 AM
At least 40 out of 80 pilot whales that stranded themselves on a remote northern New Zealand beach have died, and more whales are joining them on land, officials said Wednesday.
It was the second mass beaching in the region in a month.
"More whales are still coming... more »
September 9, 2010 8:28 AM
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... more »
July 30, 2010 9:22 AM
The House has passed far-reaching aviation safety legislation developed in response to a deadly commuter airline crash in western New York last year.
The safety measures were approved without opposition late Thursday, with Senate action expected on Friday.
The bill is an attempt to force airlines to hire... more »
July 26, 2010 1:53 PM
The pilot of a small plane that crashed in a remote canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park says he got caught in a downdraft and couldn't escape even at full power.
The pilot, Jim Michaels of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and his 18-year-old daughter suffered only minor injuries in the July... more »
July 23, 2010 8:37 AM
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... more »
June 15, 2010 6:21 PM
Officials say a flight attendant who has a pilot's license helped land a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when a co-pilot became ill.
American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says the co-pilot of a flight from San Francisco to Chicago on Monday became ill. Fagan says the flight's... more »
June 15, 2010 8:20 AM
The union representing striking Spirit Airlines pilots says it's accepted an invitation from the National Mediation Board to resume talks today.
The meeting in Florida could signaling a potential thaw in the dispute but the union says it won't end the strike until there's an agreement.
Pilots say... more »
May 10, 2010 8:48 AM
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... more »
March 18, 2010 10:18 AM
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... more »
March 17, 2010 9:43 AM
Former Air Force Academy Superintendent and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Albert P. Clark Jr. is being buried at the academy cemetery.
Clark's funeral was being held Wednesday at the academy's Cadet Chapel, followed by a graveside service.
Clark died in Colorado Springs March 8 at age 96.... more »
February 19, 2010 8:29 AM
A United Airlines jet that made an emergency landing after a threatening note was found in the galley resumed its flight after seven hours on the ground in Salt Lake City.
Flight 741, carrying 168 passengers and six crew, was en route from Denver to San Francisco Thursday when... more »
February 19, 2010 8:18 AM
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"... more »
February 18, 2010 8:43 AM
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... more »
February 8, 2010 12:43 PM
Aspen airport officials are seeing more pedestrians wander into an area where planes taxi to and from the runway in the section for private jets.
They have asked Federal Aviation Administration officials to visit this weekend to observe and brainstorm how to stop it.
Airport director Jim Elwood... more »
January 26, 2010 1:40 PM
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... more »
December 14, 2009 4:19 PM
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has auctioned one of his pilot's caps for $5,800 and will donate the proceeds to three San Francisco Bay area public schools. The signed hat - which was not worn the day Sullenberger safely landed a disabled jet into the Hudson River - drew 68 bids... more »
November 8, 2009 11:16 AM
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... more »
October 20, 2009 1:24 PM
A Frontier Airlines pilot who was fired after he took an alcohol test whose results came back positive is trying to get his job back. A complaint filed by the pilots union in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday says Capt. Gilbert Ponder was fired Oct. 1, 2008, after... more »
September 10, 2009 12:07 PM
Authorities say human remains found on a southwest Colorado mountain may be those of a Dallas pilot whose plane crashed three years ago. San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters says he believes the body is 27-year-old Mark Cochran, who was missing and presumed dead after the Sept. 15, 2006, crash... more »
September 1, 2009 12:04 PM
Some local teens got a taste of what's it's like to be a pilot recently.
They were introduced to aviation at the Colorado Springs airport by an organization called "High Hopes for Teens."
School counselors refer kids who they consider to be 'at risk.' The teens learn to... more »