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  • Airline co-pilot detained after suspected of being drunk

    March 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    ROMULUS, Mich. - Federal authorities say an American Airlines co-pilot has been detained at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after he was suspected of being drunk. The Federal Aviation Administration said the co-pilot was held from a Saturday morning flight from Detroit to Philadelphia. He's suspected of having a blood-alcohol level above... more »
  • Army: 2 pilots killed in helicopter crash in rural Tennessee

    December 3, 2015 5:08 AM

    CLARKSVILLE, TN.- The Army says two pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell in rural Tennessee. A news release from the Army's 101st Airborne Division says the two crewmembers were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the helicopter went down around 7... more »
  • Last of Louisiana's surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots dies

    September 14, 2015 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Calvin Moret, a New Orleans native and the last surviving pilot from Louisiana of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, has died. He was 90. Moret was a Congressional Gold Medal honoree for his World War II service along with others in the African-American unit of military airmen. New Orleans... more »
  • Ultra Light plane crashes in St. Amant

    August 30, 2015 10:45 PM

    ST. AMANT - An Ultra Light plane went down in St. Amant Sunday evening. Witnesses told the Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad they saw the plane drop from over 100 feet in the air. The pilot sustained moderate injuries and is being treated in a local hospital.... more »
  • Search to resume at jetliner crash site

    March 25, 2015 2:11 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Crews are getting set for a second day of searching on an Alpine mountain side where a German jetliner crashed with no distress call on Tuesday, killing 150 people on board. Investigators are hoping a black box discovered among the debris will help them figure out what... more »
  • Jordan's king vows 'harsh' war against Islamic State

    February 5, 2015 2:00 AM

    AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's king has vowed to wage a "harsh" war against the Islamic State group after the militants burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing. The images have sent waves of revulsion across the region. King Abdullah II consulted with... more »
  • Jordan confirms death of IS-held pilot, vows revenge

    February 3, 2015 2:16 PM

    AMMAN, Jordan - The spokesman for the Jordanian armed forces has confirmed the death of a pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group and vowed "punishment and revenge." His remarks came after an online video purportedly released by the Islamic State group appeared to show the captured pilot being... more »
  • US Air Force pilot killed in crash in Mideast

    December 1, 2014 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when an F-16 crashed while returning to its base in the Middle East. The U.S. Central Command, which is in charge of American military operations in the Mideast, said the fighter jet crashed in a non-combat incident late Sunday night while... more »
  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    October 21, 2014 11:39 AM

    ATLANTA - Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice. In a report released Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board... more »
  • California pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire

    October 8, 2014 9:02 AM

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - Authorities say a pilot is dead after his air tanker crashed while fighting a California wildfire near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith says Tuesday night that rescue crews reached the wreckage of the crash and confirmed the pilot's death several hours after... more »
  • Man, teen killed in aircraft accident Play Video

    September 22, 2014 6:03 AM

    RESERVE - A small helicopter-like aircraft crashed into a canal at the St. John the Baptist Parish Airport in Reserve, killing the pilot and a passenger. Officials say the pilot, 48-year-old Darren Mahler, and his neighbor, 13-year-old Payton Wilt, both of Metairie, were pronounced dead Sunday night. Their identities have... more »
  • Off-duty pilot convicted of groping girl on flight

    March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - An airline pilot has been convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael Pascal was found guilty Thursday by a jury after a three-day trial in... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: pilot talks about surviving crash landing Play Video

    December 10, 2013 9:20 PM

    FOLSOM - A pilot and his co-pilot are celebrating a crash landing the two were able to walk away from unharmed. "Somebody was with you today," the 911 operator told the two. "I'm so glad we're able to talk to you. I know it's a bad deal but thank... more »
  • FAA: Fla. pilot says passengers fell into ocean

    November 14, 2013 2:49 PM

    MIAMI- A pilot has reported to the Federal Aviation Administration that a passenger fell out of his small plane into the ocean southeast of Miami. FAA officials say the call came at 1:30 p.m. Thursday from the pilot of a Piper PA 46 aircraft. Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue... more »
  • Pilot describes Washington Navy Yard as "Hot Zone"

    September 17, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A helicopter pilot responding to the call at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, described the scene of the mass shooting as a "hot zone." U.S. Park Police Sgt. Ken Burchell said he was too focused on his rescue mission to worry if he was also a target.... more »
  • LDAF pilot helps nab suspected arsonists

    August 30, 2013 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Agriculture and Forestry said one of their pilots helped identify two men accused of setting fire to a wildlife refuge in February 2012. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the pilot was on aerial patrol over Slidell when he spotted smoke coming... more »
  • Fire chief: 2 crew members die in UPS plane crash

    August 14, 2013 9:48 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The fire chief in Birmingham, Ala., says the pilot and co-pilot of a large UPS cargo plane were both killed when the jet crashed. Birmingham Fire Chief Ivor Brooks says both crewmembers were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, in a grassy field just... more »
  • White: Course Choice list 'cannot be ignored'

    July 29, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,000 students are on a waiting list for a state education department program offering courses to Louisiana students online. The "Course Choice" program was limited to a pilot program after a court ruling that the Legislature had illegally chosen to fund it through a program... more »
  • Pilots reenact USS Kidd attack with a bang Play Video

    July 4, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern Heritage Air Foundation made their annual fly-over the USS Kidd, reenacting an air raid on the USS Kidd during WWII. The raid happened in April, 1965 when the Kidd was struck by Japanese forces in waters south of Japan. The reenactment, remembers... more »
  • Church will collect donations for family who lost house in plane crash Play Video

    June 7, 2013 10:26 PM

    BAKER- New Covenant Christian Center will collect donations for a family who lost their home when a plane fell from the sky Friday afternoon. "I was just glad that I was obedient to the voice of the Lord," Michael Smith said about calling his sister, who lives in the... more »
  • Crying pilot was drunk

    June 6, 2013 8:00 PM

    TAMPA, FLORIDA- A pilot that lost contact with air traffic controllers was intercepted by military jets from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida and when the plane landed, authorities say the pilot was drunk and crying. Phillip Lavoie is a private cargo pilot and was flying from Tampa to North... more »
  • Guilty pleas in federal investigation of truck stop chain

    May 29, 2013 8:04 PM

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE- Two employees of the Pilot truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam pleaded guilty in federal court. Regional sales director Arnold Ralenkotter admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and accounts representative Ashley Smith Judd also pleaded guilty to conspiracy.... more »
  • Alaska Airlines: Pilot who fainted had stomach bug

    February 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    SEATTLE- An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a pilot who lost consciousness while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus. The co-pilot safely landed the Boeing 737 with 121 passengers and crew on board in Portland, Ore., Thursday night after declaring an emergency.... more »
  • Plane lands safely after pilot loses consciousness

    February 1, 2013 4:41 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Alaska Airlines jetliner bound for Seattle has made an emergency landing in Portland, Ore., after the pilot lost consciousness. An airline spokesman says the co-pilot landed Flight 473 safely last night after declaring an emergency to get priority care for the pilot. The spokesman says the... more »
  • Pilot who struck Bay Bridge had 3 prior mishaps

    January 8, 2013 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The pilot of the empty oil tanker that grazed the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge had three minor shipping mishaps previously. California Board of Pilot Commissioners records show that pilot Guy Kleess was at fault for two of the accidents. In one, a dock in the Port of... more »

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