Southwest Airlines Grounds 128 Jets

(CNN) — Southwest Airlines has grounded 128 jets for safety inspections. In a statement, the airline said it discovered an overdue required maintenance check for the standby hydraulic system. The carrier said it identified 182 aircraft that had overflown the check. It voluntarily removed the jets from service, began the maintenance checks, and disclosed the … Continue reading »

Planes Land Safely After Bomb Threat

ATLANTA, Ga. (CNN) — Two planes had to be escorted by fighter jets because of bomb threats. Military officials say the threats posted to Twitter were credible. Both planes landed safely. The Atlanta Bomb Squad swept the area for explosives and brought dogs to the tarmac. The FBI says passengers had to be interviewed and … Continue reading »

Corvallis Pilot Dies in Crash

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Friends and family are remembering a Corvallis pilot after a mid-air plane collision in Nevada killed two Oregon pilots this weekend. Law enforcement officials in Nevada say the two pilots in the crash, 28-year-old Tyler Adams of Corvallis and Captain Thomas Weiss of Roseburg both died after their two planes collided. “He … Continue reading »

Missing Malaysia Plane Was on Autopilot

(ABC) — The Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March 8 was on autopilot before it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced the latest shift in the search for the doomed airliner. After analyzing data between the plane and a satellite, officials believe Flight 370 was on autopilot the … Continue reading »

Two Killed in Toledo Plane Crash

TOLEDO, Ore. – Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a plane to crash into a parking lot at a paper mill in Toledo this weekend, killing a man and his 4-year-old granddaughter. Toledo Police say 51-year-old Douglas Nebert of Newport was flying his stepdaughter and her daughter to Seattle Saturday afternoon, when … Continue reading »

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 »

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