Pilot Recovering After Crash

(CNN) — A test pilot on board Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two as it broke up about Mojave appears to be recovering. Co-pilot parachuted to the ground and is alert and speaking, according to Scaled Composites, the company that partnered with Virgin Galactic on the test flight that ended in disaster Friday. Saturday, the NTSB said … Continue reading »

Klamath Falls Pilot Dies in Crash

NEAR TULELAKE, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reports a plane crashed Friday morning a few miles west of Tulelake on Eastwest Road. Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a crash at approximately 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies confirmed that the pilot, 58-year-old William Whitlatch from Klamath Falls, was deceased. The plane was a … Continue reading »

Pilot Forced to Land Plane on its Belly

FLORENCE, Ore. — A Florence pilot did some quick thinking Friday when he was forced to land his plane without landing gear. An airport volunteer says the pilot knew his gear wasn’t coming down so he made a flyby, which confirmed to airport officials that his gear was indeed not coming down. The airport says … Continue reading »