May 15, 2013 3:30 AM
Knowing if your flight is delayed days in advance can save you time, money, and aggravation.
This is the goal of the website KnowDelay.com.
The founder, a one-time commercial pilot, says he can alert travelers of weather-related flight delays up to "three" days before takeoff.
He boasts... more »
April 4, 2013 4:18 AM
An investigation is ongoing into what caused a plane bound for Colorado Springs to crash in Oklahoma.
The plane had been reported missing after it left Oklahoma but never arrived in Colorado. It was registered to Neil Asting from Monument. His wife, Karen, was also on board. Authorities say both... more »
November 22, 2012 8:29 AM
WATKINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed and burst into flames at an airport east of Denver, killing the only person aboard. Front Range Airport director Dennis Heap tells The Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/cpzs9an ) the pilot was killed while preparing to practice takeoffs and landings Wednesday... more »
September 29, 2012 5:29 PM
It's a celebration that flies high over at the Fremont County Airport.
Hundreds gathered there today for the airport's 60th anniversary. People from many different counties enjoyed air shows, helicopter rides, and even sky diving.
Enthusiasts of flying say they hope to gain the interest of a younger generation.... more »
September 21, 2012 5:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Republican presidential campaign says that Ann Romney's plane has made an emergency landing in Colorado but that everyone aboard is OK. Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul tweeted Friday afternoon that the plane of the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had just made an emergency... more »
September 16, 2012 4:29 PM
According to the Pueblo County Coroner, Pueblo resident George V. McHenry, Jr. died today in a plane crash at the airport in Pueblo.
He was flying an experiemental plane, which means he built it himself.
Fellow pilots describe him as an amazing pilot, mechanic, and friend.
The... more »
September 11, 2012 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has moved to eliminate a requirement that passengers flying from certain foreign airports have their checked bags screened a second time when they arrive in the United States and continue on an additional flight. Current law already stipulates that passengers arriving from one of 14... more »
September 10, 2012 7:45 PM
DENVER (AP) - A 63-year-old Nevada man accused of committing lewd acts on an airplane faces federal charges. Colorado's U.S. Attorney, John Walsh, said Monday that Daniel Drinan of Reno was arrested Saturday night at Denver International Airport after passengers complained he had unbuttoned his pants while watching pornography.
Prosecutors... more »
September 1, 2012 7:40 PM
We are continuing to bring you the latest information on a plane crash that killed two law enforcement officers from Pueblo.
We've learned that Captain Leide Defusco with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office and retired Pueblo Police Department Captain John Barger were both killed in that crash in the... more »
August 31, 2012 11:05 PM
Two local law enforcement officers have been killed in a plane crash in Pueblo County. The plane vanished just before 10 a.m. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the wreckage was found earlier tonight about five miles southwest of Lake San Isabel in Custer County.
We're told the pilot... more »
August 31, 2012 6:22 PM
Law enforcement has not heard back from a plane that went missing earlier today in Pueblo.
Charlene Graham from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the plane is overdue, but did not give a time that the plane should have arrived at the Pueblo Airport.
Graham says there... more »
August 31, 2012 5:12 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A law enforcement plane carrying two people has gone missing near Pueblo. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration confirms that the single-engine Piper Super Cruiser was hired by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and departed from Pueblo Memorial Airport Friday morning. The pilot was due... more »
August 28, 2012 2:17 PM
A United Airlines flight attendant will go into the Guinness Book of World Records after ending his 63-year career with a flight from Colorado to Hawaii. Eighty-three-year-old Ron Akana became the longest-serving flight attendant for any U.S. carrier over the weekend on a nonstop flight from Denver to Kauai.
He... more »
August 27, 2012 8:14 PM
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot killed in the crash of a small plane near Steamboat Springs was from Glenwood Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the pilot was identified as 36-year-old Peter Nicholas Landherr. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the 1963 Piper... more »
August 26, 2012 2:28 PM
Authorities say a pilot who crashed a small plane into an Aurora field was seriously injured. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Dan Qualman says the pilot was the only person in the single-engine plane, which crashed near the Rocking Horse subdivision at about 9:45 a.m. this morning.
The Denver... more »
August 26, 2012 11:40 AM
Authorities say a man was killed in a small plane crash in northwestern Routt County.
A sheep herder discovered the crash near Milner at about noon yesterday, and the pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on board. Undersheriff Ray Birch says the man is not... more »
July 13, 2012 7:50 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Passengers in New York City have resumed their flight to Madrid hours after authorities determined that strange wiring found in the plane's bathroom was not an explosive device. Delta Flight 126 had left the gate at Kennedy Airport around 8 p.m. Thursday, but returned about an... more »
June 2, 2012 11:02 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Passengers on a 10-hour flight from Taiwan to California discovered a surprising stowaway when a songbird hopped down their plane's aisle in what officials suspect is a failed animal smuggling attempt. U.S. Customs and Border Protection specialists said in a statement Friday that they seized the... more »
May 23, 2012 7:21 AM
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Officials say there is no evidence a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina was ever in danger after it was diverted to Maine because a passenger handed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically implanted device. Two F-15 fighters... more »
May 14, 2012 1:20 AM
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Police says a plane with 21 people on board has crashed in Nepal's mountainous north. Police said the plane crashed while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport a popular tourist and trekking destination. It belonged to Agri Air. Police and soldiers have rushed to the... more »
March 13, 2012 6:49 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson tells The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking... more »
February 17, 2012 5:45 AM
DENVER (AP) - An Air Force Academy instructor is being honored for rushing to the aid of injured spectators after a plane crash killed 11 people at an air race in Nevada last year.
Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos was at the Reno Air Races in September when the plane... more »
December 20, 2011 7:49 AM
BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m.... more »
December 10, 2011 9:36 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A small plane has crashed southwest of Oklahoma City, killing at least one person.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig says citizens reported hearing a crash about 9:30 p.m. Friday, and deputies later confirmed the crash about five miles south of Chickasha.
Chickasha is... more »
December 6, 2011 7:54 AM
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are still trying to find two of four people killed when a small plane crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains.
According to the president of Alpine Bank, three of the victims were Alpine Bank employees on their way to a company Christmas party.
... 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 »
November 10, 2011 11:53 PM
We have reports of of a deadly small plane crash in Alamosa.
The Valley Courier in Alamosa says one person was killed. The victim has not been identified.
They say the plane was heading from Alamosa to Salida
October 21, 2011 12:58 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A civilian plane traveling from Chicago to a Denver-area airport was escorted by F-16 fighter jets after the pilot lost radio contact.
The North Aerospace Defense Command says the plane started in Pittsburgh and stopped in Chicago before heading to Centennial Airport on Thursday. The... more »
September 16, 2011 8:32 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A plane plunged into the stands at an air race vent in Reno in what an official described as a "mass casualty situation."
It wasn't immediately known how many people were killed. But video of the crash showed a horrific scene of bodies and wreckage... more »
September 10, 2011 7:28 PM
Two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airbome Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) head to fight fires in Texas.
The MAFFSA are special tanks that hold 3000 gallons of fire retardant or water and can discharge the entire load in less than five seconds over an area... more »
September 7, 2011 4:47 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team.
Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former... more »
August 6, 2011 5:22 PM
A heap of mangled metal abutted a hanger at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton this morning.
An Ultra Light plane carrying two people crashed at 7:23 a.m.
The pilot told rescue crews he felt something was wrong with the plane. He said that something may have broke or... 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 »
August 6, 2011 11:17 AM
El Paso County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that a small aircraft has crashed or made a hard landing at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton. The two people who were on board were injured and taken to a local hospital. The aircraft was reported to have flipped over onto its top.... more »
August 5, 2011 12:45 PM
A small plane flipped at the Meadow Lake Airport this morning in eastern El Paso County.
Initial reports indicate the pilot was not seriously injured. The plane is reported to be upside down after a hard landing. more »
July 15, 2011 6:07 AM
SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - A small plane has crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains, killing the man and woman onboard.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said a person driving in a four-wheel drive vehicle in the San Juan Mountains reported finding the Cessna 150 about 50 feet off... more »
July 14, 2011 6:27 AM
FALCON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has walked away uninjured after a forced landing in a field northeast of Colorado Springs.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tells The Gazette that 70-year-old Robert Myers was flying from Alamosa to Meadowlake Airport near Colorado Springs Wednesday when his... more »
June 19, 2011 7:28 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic... more »
April 13, 2011 7:42 PM
The pilot of a small plane that flipped at the Meadow Lake Airport just after noon was identified as Henry Bartlett, 72, of Colorado Springs.
The plane was attempting a landing when it flipped over. It came to rest upside down.
Bartlett was not injured and there were... more »
February 6, 2011 2:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - Investigators say the pilot of a small plane reported he was suffering from vertigo when he activated an airframe parachute system that carried the aircraft to the ground in Elbert County east of Denver.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot suffered minor injuries and... more »
February 2, 2011 7:02 AM
CENTENNIAL (AP)-Fire officials say a small plane on a medical flight made an emergency landing at the Centennial airport after the landing gear for the aircraft's nose failed.
KMGH-TV reports that the plane skidded on its nose during the landing Tuesday night.
South Metro Fire and Rescue spokeswoman... more »
January 28, 2011 8:08 AM
DENVER (AP)-The fireball that erupted when two small planes collided near Boulder last year was recorded on video by a passenger in another aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board said this week.
An NTSB report released late Wednesday didn't suggest any possible causes of the Feb. 6 crash that... more »
January 11, 2011 8:01 AM
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - A search and rescue crew plans to return to the site of a small plane crash in the Sangre de Christo mountain range in southern Colorado today to recover the bodies of two people.
The two people on the plane were killed when the plane... more »
January 10, 2011 12:47 PM
Search and Rescue crews from at least three counties are trying to find a plane that disappeared from radar yesterday afternoon in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The tower lost contact with the single engine Piper, which can hold six, when the plane was near Blueberry Peak. The plane... more »
January 10, 2011 11:59 AM
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say up to three airplanes and an Army helicopter will search for a small plane that disappeared over the southern Colorado mountains after taking off from Arizona.
The search entered its second day on Monday. Authorities say the plane sent a distress signal shortly... more »
January 7, 2011 11:54 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A funeral service is planned this morning at Colorado Spring's U.S. Air Force Academy for a husband and wife killed in a small civilian plane crash last month.
Twenty-five-year-old Air Force Capt. Martin Anthony Riggan Jr. and his wife Nicole Riggan will be buried... more »
December 22, 2010 3:46 PM
The plane that crashed at the Colorado Springs Airport around noon was a Mooney M20, a single engine plane, registered in South Dakota.
The plane left Rapid City around 9:20 this morning and was scheduled to land just before noon in Colorado Springs. The plane is registered to Martin... more »
October 29, 2010 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.
President Barack... more »
October 29, 2010 8:45 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 1-foot-by-2-foot hole was found in the fuselage of a commercial airliner that suddenly lost cabin pressure shortly after taking off from Miami.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says oxygen masks were deployed when American Airlines Flight 1640 lost cabin pressure about 30... more »
September 28, 2010 1:59 PM
The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.
Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning... more »
September 8, 2010 8:13 AM
The FBI says investigators have found no explosives aboard a Los Angeles-bound Thai Airways flight in which a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom mirror.
An FBI spokeswoman says investigators did a thorough search of the plane Tuesday night and found no evidence to suggest a credible... more »
August 25, 2010 2:02 PM
A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely.
Authorities say... more »
August 25, 2010 8:29 AM
Federal investigators say the plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens had its emergency beacon separate from its mounting bracket when the aircraft crashed into a remote southwest Alaska mountainside earlier this month.
The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the Aug. 9 crash also says that the... more »
August 24, 2010 2:04 PM
The two men killed in a small plane crash in eastern El Paso County Monday have been identified. William Boecking, 76, and Daniel Saunders, 60, died when their Cessna slammed straight into the ground.
The plane crashed in a field at 30103 Washington Road in Calhan. The El Paso... more »
August 13, 2010 9:32 PM
There is video from the JetBlue incident where a flight attendant allegedly cursed passengers, grabbed two beers and then slid down the emergency exit chute. The tape shows the JetBlue plane at its gate the door then opens and the emergency slide deploys. Moments later, you see flight attendant, Steven... more »
August 12, 2010 9:49 PM
The flight attendant suddenly famous after his unceremonious exit from a JetBlue flight says he wants to return to flying. Steven Slater held a short news conference outside his home in New York today. His attorney says they have talked with the district attorney's office and he believes there will... more »
August 12, 2010 9:37 AM
A man suspected in a series of stabbings in Virginia and Michigan was arrested at the Atlanta airport as he tried to board a plane bound for Israel.
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the agency's officers arrested the man about 10 p.m. Wednesday night at... more »
August 6, 2010 8:53 AM
A federal judge in Denver has ruled on which state laws apply in a lawsuit by the families of the people killed in a 2005 crash in Colorado of a jet owned by Circuit City.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Thursday that Kansas law, which limits the amount... more »
August 5, 2010 8:11 AM
The Gilpin County sheriff's office says a plane crashed in the Arapahoe National Forest, but has few details.
The sheriff's office received a call at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of smoke on Rollins Pass Road between Nederland and Winter Park. Sheriff's officials say U.S. Forest Service employees found a... more »
August 2, 2010 8:09 AM
Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead.
The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska.
The plane crashed into the south-facing slope... more »
July 30, 2010 9:36 AM
Canadian authorities say they've recovered the body of a Longmont man who crashed in the Northwest Territories on his way back to Colorado.
Authorities say a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the crash site Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Norman Wells, Canada, and Terry Johnson,75, was confirmed dead... 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 16, 2010 12:15 PM
Short-snouted breeds such as bulldogs and pugs account for roughly half the purebred dog deaths on airplanes in the past five years. The Transportation Department said Friday that at least 122 dog deaths were reported since May 2005, when U.S. airlines were required to start disclosing them. The dogs died... more »
July 13, 2010 2:05 PM
A federal safety panel says an airliner ran off a runway in Denver because the flight's captain failed to use the plane's rudder to correct its direction during a strong crosswind.
The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the captain stopped using the right rudder about four seconds... more »
July 13, 2010 8:19 AM
Strong crosswinds are the focus of an investigation into why an airliner with 110 passengers ran off a runway in Denver while trying to take off a year and a half ago.
Actions by an air traffic controller and the flight's captain are also being questioned.
The National... more »
July 7, 2010 4:03 PM
An experimental solar-powered plane whose creators hope will someday be able to fly around the world using only solar energy took off for its first test flight Wednesday.
The Solar Impulse took off from an airfield in Switzerland for a 24-hour test flight. The goal is to be able... more »
July 6, 2010 3:45 PM
An unruly passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Salt Lake City forced the pilots to make an unscheduled landing in Denver.
Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz said the pilots aboard Flight 3655 declared an emergency Monday night and landed at Denver International Airport.
Other passengers... more »
July 2, 2010 2:37 PM
Fewer slurry bombers are being used to fight wildfires across the West. The number of slurry bombers has dropped to 17 from 44 since 2004. By 2012, the remainder of the aging fleet is set to be retired because they're too old and costly to keep care of. Replacing the... more »