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  • 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 »
  • BESE agrees to pilot program for Pre-K grading

    December 5, 2012 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is moving ahead with plans to grade publicly funded prekindergarten and early childhood education programs. The board Wednesday agreed to Superintendent of Education John White's framework for complying with a new law that calls for the development of a common... more »
  • Texas judge expected to rule in JetBlue pilot's case

    November 9, 2012 9:14 AM

    AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas is expected today to decide whether a JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a flight by running through the plane and yelling about terrorists can go free. A ruling in Amarillo will come months after Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by... more »
  • Texas helicopter pilot killed in La. crash

    October 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the 66-year-old pilot. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only person... more »
  • Helicopter pilot killed in Acadia crash

    October 10, 2012 2:11 PM

    KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the pilot. Maxine Trahan (Trah' Hahn), a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only... more »
  • Pilot who disrupted a flight "not guilty"

    July 3, 2012 5:20 PM

    AMARILLO, Texas - A federal judge in Texas has found a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about terrorists not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge's Tuesday ruling came during a bench trial for Clayton F. Osbon. It noted he suffered from... more »
  • Identity of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

    May 29, 2012 3:15 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A spokesperson from PHI of Lafayette identified the pilot who died when his helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Brad Deutser said the pilot, Arturo Ignacio Lebron of Lafayette, was the only person on board when the helicopter went down 35 miles southwest of Grand... more »
  • Pilot indicted for disrupting flight

    April 12, 2012 12:14 PM

    LUBBOCK - A JetBlue Airways pilot accused of disrupting a Las Vegas-bound flight when he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists has been indicted. Texas court documents posted show Clayton F. Osbon has been indicted on one count of interference of a flight crew. It's the same charge... more »
  • 16 fishermen get training in pilot mariner program

    April 10, 2012 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Sixteen fishermen have graduated from a pilot project to teach them skills to help them get jobs outside their usual line of work. The pilot was supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, a philanthropic organization; the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting and Delgado Community College. After the... more »
  • JetBlue suspends pilot who disrupted flight

    March 28, 2012 12:37 PM

    NEW YORK - JetBlue Airways is suspending the captain whose erratic behavior caused an emergency landing of an early morning flight from New York bound for Las Vegas. Clayton Osbon has been a pilot at JetBlue since 2000, the airline's first year of flying. The company said a "medical situation"... more »
  • Pilot survives crash landing near Texas school

    February 24, 2012 7:57 AM

    CYPRESS, Texas - A pilot has suffered minor injuries in the nighttime crash landing of his airplane in the playground of a Houston-area school. The damaged twin-engine plane on Friday remained in the yard of Warner Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. The Texas Department of Public Safety... more »
  • BRPD helicopter pilots assist in river rescue

    August 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Helicopter pilots for Baton Rouge rescued a man injured while tubing the Amite River today. Sgt. Don Stone said the Central Fire Department called for assistance around 1 p.m. They said a man was bleeding from a deep cut he got while tubing, and rescuers weren't... more »
  • Gov. Jindal wants status quo spending for K-12

    February 15, 2011 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal says Louisiana's public schools will not face the massive budget cuts some agencies are dealing with. His proposed plan leaves the formula for funding K-12 the same. An increase in the number of public school students means the plan will still take more of... more »
  • Toilet Paper Tossed

    October 14, 2010 7:43 PM

    A practice run involving toilet paper for a flyover at a football game means a pilot faces a charge of violating a law that prohibits low-flying stunts over populated areas in Westwood, New Jersey. He threw wet toilet paper to test a streamer drop for an upcoming high school game.... more »
  • Victims in crash from Louisiana, according to family

    September 7, 2010 10:50 AM

    A pilot who died, and his three passengers that were hurt in a plane crash in Nevada were from Louisiana, according to family. A Las Vegas newspaper reports the 50-year-old pilot and owner of the single-engine Piper Cherokee was Douglas J. Touchet of Erath, La. The three passengers... more »
  • Natchitoches pilot commands aviation battalion

    August 12, 2010 5:16 AM

    Lt. Col. Robert Dallas Jones, a pilot from Natchitoches, is now commander of the Louisiana National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 244th Aviation Regiment (Airfield Operations Battalion). Jones took command from Lt. Col. Joseph M. Brocato on Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Esler Airfield. Brocato, of Leesville, is to... more »
  • Pilot killed in ultralight plane crash

    May 29, 2010 2:59 PM

    Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards says an ultralight plane flew into some high power lines and crashed near Fenton, killing the pilot. He says the pilot was 56-year-old Richard A. Martin of Orange, Texas, a member of the Southwest Louisiana Ultralight Club. A photograph shows the bright blue plane... more »
  • Miracle on the Hudson pilot retiring

    March 3, 2010 9:46 AM

    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who piloted a US Airways flight to land in the middle of the Hudson River last year says he's retiring. Sullenberger, 59, joined US Airways' predecessor airline in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who was also on the flight is also retiring. All 150 passengers survived... more »
  • Texas plane crash pilot apparently left suicide note

    February 18, 2010 1:25 PM

    UPDATE: A federal law enforcement official has identified the pilot in the Austin, Texas, plane crash as Joseph Stack and says investigators are looking at an anti-government message on the Web linked to him. The Web site outlines problems with the IRS and says violence "is the only answer." The... more »
  • Body of Navy pilot found in lake

    January 28, 2010 10:40 AM

    Divers found the body of a Navy pilot whose training airplane crashed Saturday in Lake Pontchartrain. The Navy says Lt. Clinton Wermers' remains were located about 1 a.m. Wednesday near the airplane. The 33-year-old was a native of Mitchell, S.D. He was assigned to a training squadron at Whiting Field... more »
  • Pilot to golfer: Fore!

    January 26, 2010 8:29 PM

    A pilot who took off from Lafayette, LA ran out of gas and had to make an emergency landing on a golf course in Houston. Brendon Ford says an apparent gauge malfunction told him he had more fuel than he had and the engine sputtered and quit over the golf... more »
  • Pilot presumed dead in lake crash

    January 26, 2010 10:16 AM

    The Navy says a pilot whose training airplane crashed Saturday in Lake Pontchartrain is presumed dead. Navy spokesman Jay Cope said Monday that Lt. Clinton Wermers, a 33-year-old a native of Mitchell, S.D., was an instructor pilot aboard a T-34C Turbomentor airplane that also carried a student aviator who survived... more »
  • Coast Guard resumes search for missing pilot

    January 25, 2010 11:28 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search for a Navy pilot missing in Lake Pontchartrain after a weekend crash. It says several agencies are helping the crews of two Coast Guard boats and a Coast Guard helicopter. They searched 328 nautical square miles of the lake over the weekend. One... more »
  • House passes airline safety bill

    October 14, 2009 3:03 PM

    The House has passed a bill aimed at placing stricter regulations on pilot training, qualifications and work schedules. The "Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009" was approved Wednesday. The bill is in response to accidents involving regional airlines and requires entry-level pilots to have more experience. ... more »
  • Hero pilot ready to fly again

    September 28, 2009 9:40 PM

    U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is ironing out the details to return to the cockpit soon, nearly nine months after he glided his jet safely into New York's Hudson River. He will join the airline's flight operations safety management team, according to U.S. Airways spokesman Jonathan Freed. Sullenberger... more »

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