Plane Lands in Lake, Passengers Safe

LEBANON, Ore. – Four airplane passengers, including two children, are safe after their plane crash-landed in Marion Lake Sunday morning. The 28-year-old pilot from Lebanon, Trevor Schultz, says he and three family friends were going on a leisurely Sunday ride to scope out good camping areas around the Willamette National Forest by Mount Jefferson. Schultz, … Continue reading »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing Along I-5

Near ROSEBURG, Ore. — A small plane made an emergency landing along I-5 between Roseburg and Sutherlin Wednesday afternoon. Police say the plane landed along I-5 near milepost 131 just before 2 p.m. The plane stopped in a median along the freeway. The only person on board was not injured. No other information is available … Continue reading »

Volunteers Restore Antique Plane

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Plane enthusiasts at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society  in Cottage Grove spent Saturday afternoon putting the finishing touches on a historic plane restoration. The 1935 Stinson aircraft spent years in pieces. It took nearly two decades for a group of volunteers to put the pieces back together. They said it took … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber on Display

EUGENE, Ore. — A piece of World War II history is spending the weekend at the Eugene Airport. One of the remaining 13 active B-17 bombers in the country, the Aluminum Overcast, arrived in Eugene Friday is on display on the tarmac and in the air. “I come every time a B-17 comes to town. … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber to Visit Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Look up in the sky this weekend, and you may get a glimpse of World War II history. The B-17 Bomber Aluminum Overcast is set to arrive Friday. It’s one of only 13 fortresses still flying. This war bird travels the U.S. letting people see and experience American history. Ground tours are … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines Takes Flight in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Frontier Airlines’ first flight out of Eugene is about to take flight. Two pilots, originally from the Eugene area, will fly be flying in Thursday. And then, Thursday afternoon the 138-seat Airbus 319 will depart on its inaugural flight from Eugene to Denver. Frontier Airlines will offer the non-stop service three times … Continue reading »

Zeroing In on Dreamliner Problems

(CNN) — After days of testing, federal investigators are zeroing in on what’s wrong with Boeing’s Dreamliner. The NTSB is looking into whether tiny fiber-like formations inside the plane’s batteries could have caused the problem. Battery experts say those formations can cause short circuits and possibly lead to fires. Last month, federal aviation leaders grounded … Continue reading »