March 1, 2013 11:07 PM
Pueblo residents had a chance to sound off tonight about a proposal to use the airport for army helicopter training. It was the first of several public meetings to discuss the plan and its impact on the community. City Council is studying whether or not it's a good idea. Fort... more »
February 18, 2013 5:45 PM
DENVER - It's now faster for all active duty military members to fly from Denver International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration recently announced that member of the US Armed Forces are eligible to use the Pre-Check express lane at the airport's South Security Checkpoint.
Passengers who choose to volunteer... more »
October 6, 2012 7:17 PM
With hands-on learning experiences surrounded by history, families enjoy a fun-filled day at Pueblo's Aircraft Museum. Today was the second year for Family Fun Day out at the airport. Kids got to build and test model helicopters and rockets.
Plus, they learned about how things fly. Between all of that... more »
September 29, 2012 5:29 PM
It's a celebration that flies high over at the Fremont County Airport.
Hundreds gathered there today for the airport's 60th anniversary. People from many different counties enjoyed air shows, helicopter rides, and even sky diving.
Enthusiasts of flying say they hope to gain the interest of a younger generation.... more »
September 11, 2012 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has moved to eliminate a requirement that passengers flying from certain foreign airports have their checked bags screened a second time when they arrive in the United States and continue on an additional flight. Current law already stipulates that passengers arriving from one of 14... more »
September 10, 2012 7:37 PM
A beautiful memorial ceremony in the perfect place for retired Pueblo Police Captain John Barger. Barger, 64, was a retired cop and avid pilot who passed away August 31 in a plane crash that also took the life of Sheriff's Captain Leide Defusco. Today friends and family joined together at... more »
August 28, 2012 7:16 PM
DENVER (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted a Denver man accused lying on an application to get access to secure areas at Denver International Airport. Twenty-year-old Terrance Lee King is due in court Wednesday for arraignment on a charge of making a false statement. Prosecutors say King has... more »
June 13, 2012 7:37 PM
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Police in Gallup, N.M., say a family dog surprised its owner when it returned home with a scary find - a human skull. Local media reports the family beagle brought home the human skull after likely finding it somewhere near the Gallup airport Saturday. Detective John... more »
May 8, 2012 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Security officials say they don't see any immediate need to change screening procedures at airports, despite the discovery of a new kind of "underwear bomb." U.S. officials say a bomb discovered during a covert CIA operation in Yemen is an upgrade from the underwear bomb that failed... more »
April 27, 2012 8:20 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say one of the terminals at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport has been evacuated after a suspicious bag was found in the baggage screening area. Police tell local media a bomb squad has been called to check a suspicious package found in the airport's Humphrey terminal Friday... more »
March 21, 2012 6:05 PM
A pilot at the Colorado Springs Airport aborted a take off around 11:30 this morning.
The American Airlines MD-80 had an engine problem while on the runway. The pilot shut the engine down before the jet left the ground and taxied back to the terminal.
There were 130... more »
March 13, 2012 6:49 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a jet sustained significant damage when it rolled off a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta. Delta Air Lines spokesman Eric Torbenson tells The Associated Press mechanics were testing the engines of the Boeing 737 when they experienced a problem with the braking... more »
February 16, 2012 8:53 AM
Surprise homecomings never get old, and our video of the day is no different. This 2-year-old girl had no idea her dad was at the airport after serving abroad for six months.
Get the tissues ready and CLICK HERE to see our video of the day and this heartfelt... more »
February 11, 2012 6:35 PM
The snowfall across Colorado Springs has been light but persistent, steadily falling since about 4:30 this morning. City, state and county snowplows have been out just as long clearing the snow and putting down anti-skid material on the roads.
For the most part, the major roads are clear and... more »
February 2, 2012 11:37 PM
The Pueblo Memorial Airport is shut down after a plane slide off the runway. Around 7:15 p.m. the Lear Jet was trying to take off according to the airport's director of aviation Mark Lovin. "Aircraft suffered some sort of problem, we don't what that is yet. The aircraft ended up... more »
January 31, 2012 8:13 PM
Half of the GOP field left the sunshine state to come here.
Ron Paul spent time in Fort Collins and Denver earlier today before heading south to energize his supporters in Colorado Springs. During a brief stop at the Colorado Springs Airport, Paul told supporters that if he were... more »
December 22, 2011 4:46 PM
Low visibility and airplane deicing are working against airline schedules at the Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is reporting several delays and even a handful of cancelled flights. Assistant Aviation Director John McGinley says all four of the cancelled flights were headed to and coming from Denver.
Reports out... more »
December 3, 2011 1:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - An 84-year-old New York grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at a New York City airport.
Lenore Zimmerman says she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She says she was searched after she asked to... more »
November 22, 2011 10:57 PM
Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders.
First, if you want to bring... more »
November 22, 2011 7:00 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Police in Florida say a man was taken into custody after he drove his Honda Accord through a perimeter fence surrounding Miami International Airport.
Miami-Dade police say the driver was taken to a hospital shortly after the Monday night incident.
He was being examined, and... more »
September 10, 2011 9:19 PM
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Police and airport officials say there was nothing harmful about suspicious boxes on a cargo pallet that prompted an hours-long evacuation of several gates at Dulles International Airport.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Rob Yingling says a detection dog alerted handlers to boxes on a... more »
September 10, 2011 8:06 PM
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Officials at Dulles International Airport have evacuated an area around a cargo container including several gates in a concourse that houses mostly international carriers after a suspicious item was found there.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Rob Yingling says the item was found Saturday afternoon... more »
September 6, 2011 8:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are OK with surveillance cameras in public places. Maybe even with body scans at airports.
But snooping in their personal email? Not so fast, they say. A poll by The Associated Press-N-O-R-C Center for Public Affairs Research finds that people trace a zigzag path when... more »
August 7, 2011 1:19 PM
DENVER (AP) - An unchecked handgun discharged early Sunday at Denver International Airport.
Denver Police say they were called to the baggage scanning area at about 6:45 a.m. after an undeclared handgun was found in a bag at check-in.
The Denver Post reports that police said in a... more »
August 6, 2011 12:40 PM
Small plane crashed at Meadow Lake Airport this morning. Call was received at 7:23am. Two people were in the plane when if crashed between two hangers and slid into a small building. fire department officials say pilot sustained significant injuries. The passenger also sustained significant injuries and was transported to... more »
August 6, 2011 11:17 AM
El Paso County Sheriffs Office has confirmed that a small aircraft has crashed or made a hard landing at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton. The two people who were on board were injured and taken to a local hospital. The aircraft was reported to have flipped over onto its top.... more »
July 11, 2011 8:52 AM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a stun gun got aboard a JetBlue plane that landed at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.
The crew was cleaning up after the 10:20 p.m. flight arrived from Boston on Friday and found the stun gun tucked into... more »
June 22, 2011 1:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's airport security chief says his agency has made changes to pat-downs for young children and more changes are coming.
Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole tells a Senate committee that airport screeners are now told to make repeated attempts to screen young children without... more »
May 21, 2011 4:14 PM
A Pueblo man is safe after making an emergency landing at the airport Saturday morning. Orlando Cuevas was flying his single engine Cessna Centurion C210 when the main landing gear jammed.
With only the front wheels deployed, Cuevas made an emergency landing using the bottom of the plane to... more »
May 21, 2011 1:40 PM
An aircraft mechanic from the Pueblo Memorial Airport is towing a small plane off of the runway after it made an emergency "wheels up" landing just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Emergency crews were able to get the plane's landing gear to drop once it was on the ground and... more »
May 21, 2011 1:00 PM
Pueblo firefighters say the pilot of a small aircraft survived an emergency landing without landing gear Saturday morning. The plane made a belly landing on a run east of the airport terminal. There were no passengers on board and firefighters say the pilot walked away from the plane. more »
May 21, 2011 12:31 PM
Just a few seconds ago, a small aircraft with only a single pilot aboard made an emergency wheels-up landing at the Pueblo Regional Airport. Emergency crews on scene reported that the aircraft made the landing and the pilot was able to get out of the aircraft unassisted and uninjured.
... more »
May 3, 2011 2:40 PM
The Colorado Springs Airport will conduct a mass casualty exercise on Thursday 9:00 a.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires all airports with scheduled air carrier service to conduct a mass casualty exercise every three years. Thursday's exercise gives the Colorado Springs Airport the opportunity to bring multiple emergency response... more »
April 17, 2011 2:22 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department and a spokesperson from the U.S. Air Force has told News First 5 that a National Guard C-130 Hercules has landed safely following a reported landing gear problem and without incident.The aircraft may belong to the California Air National Guard, Air Force spokespersons are trying... more »
April 17, 2011 2:00 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department and Airport Emergency crews have been on stand by for an aircraft emergency at the Colorado Springs Airport. The initial report came in around 10:30am Sunday of an Air Force C-130 Hercules with a landing gear problem.
The crew of 5 aboard the aircraft circled... more »
April 13, 2011 7:42 PM
The pilot of a small plane that flipped at the Meadow Lake Airport just after noon was identified as Henry Bartlett, 72, of Colorado Springs.
The plane was attempting a landing when it flipped over. It came to rest upside down.
Bartlett was not injured and there were... more »
April 13, 2011 3:14 PM
DENVER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at Denver International Airport.
Twenty-six-year-old Noel Alexander Bertrand of Portland, Ore., appeared in court Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. Bail was set at $50,000. Bertrand didn't yet have an attorney. Investigators haven't released details.... more »
April 3, 2011 2:14 PM
A small private aircraft on the ground at the Colorado Springs Airport has reportedly flipped with two people on board. Initial reports say no injuries were reported. Currently we are awaiting official word from Colorado Springs Airport Officials on any details to the cause of the aircraft flipping. Both people... more »
March 25, 2011 5:22 PM
Northbound Powers near Airport Road is closed because of an accident.
We have reports there are injuries. more »
March 13, 2011 2:17 PM
A Southwest Airline flight from Phoenix, AZ was diverted to the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport when the flight crew declared an emergency with smoke in the cockpit. The emergency was declared at 11:10am and the aircraft made a safe landing at 11:40am and was met by emergency crews. Once crews... more »
March 13, 2011 1:28 PM
Emergency response crews are responding to a declared emergency landing at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.
Airport emergency officials are saying that the flight crew on the Southwest Airlines, flight has reported smoke in the cockpit.
The time of the call was at 11:10 am and the Boeing... more »
February 25, 2011 7:45 PM
People who were in Concourse C at Denver International Airport on Tuesday night, may have been exposed to measles, according to officials at the Colorado Department of Health. A person with measles arrived at DIA, Gate C39 at approximately 9 p.m. and remained in the area for several hours.
... more »
February 15, 2011 7:11 PM
Colorado Springs fire crews are working on a house fire in the 4200 block of Crowells Mill Square. That's near Airport and Murray. Firefighters have called a second alarm--meaning they're asking for additional fire crews. The fire is said to be in the attic.
We have a crew on... more »
February 15, 2011 5:39 PM
Colorado Springs Police report an accident on northbound Academy approaching Airport. It's blocking traffic and causing major delays. You should avoid the area if you can.
We have a crew heading to the scene and we'll bring you more here as we get it. more »
February 11, 2011 2:44 PM
The American Association of Airport Executives has announced that 39 airports have earned an award for training, including Pueblo's Memorial Airport.
The 2010 award winners are: • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport • Bellingham International Airport • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport • Blue Grass Airport • Centennial Airport • Charlotte County Airport • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority • Daytona Beach International... more »
January 29, 2011 9:11 AM
DENVER (AP) - Denver International Airport has set a record with more than 52 million travelers recorded last year.
Last year's total of 52.2 million people was an increase of nearly 2 percent over the number of travelers in 2008, the previous record.
Airport officials say 4.2 million... more »
January 26, 2011 3:37 PM
DENVER (AP) - The number of people pointing lasers at airplanes at Denver International Airport nearly doubled in the last two years, following a troubling nationwide trend that federal officials say can jeopardize pilots' eyesight and put passengers and planes at risk.
Federal Aviation Administration figures released this week... more »
January 9, 2011 11:05 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen airport says last year was its busiest for commercial passenger traffic since 1998.
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport reports that the number of people who boarded a commercial flight in Aspen last year was up 3.,7 percent from 2009. The Aspen Times says the... more »
December 30, 2010 1:05 PM
"We're a little shaky still, but it's good to be on the ground," says Jace Walker, a passenger on Delta flight 1921. Walker is still trying to catch his breath from the ride he just got off of.
"It was like a movie almost; the guy came on and... more »
December 30, 2010 12:48 PM
At around 10:40am Colorado Springs Airport made a call for an aircraft emergency. The alert stated that a Boeing 747 with 224 passengers on board was making an emergency landing due to engine trouble. It is unknown where the flight was from or heading. We have a crew at the... more »
December 22, 2010 11:21 PM
On one of the busiest travel days of the year, some big delays in Colorado Springs. Heavy fogs and a small plane crash nearly shut things down at the airport. Around 20 delays and cancellations left many with little options. Hundreds boarded buses headed to DIA to try and catch... more »
December 22, 2010 7:49 PM
Air Force pilot Martin Anthony Riggan and his wife, Nicole, died in a plane crash today at the Colorado Springs Airport. That's according to a family friend in Arkansas.
Riggan was a B1 Bomber pilot and stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. He graduated from the... more »
December 21, 2010 4:39 PM
LONDON (AP) - The snow is melting away in much of London, but operators of the world's busiest international airport say full service won't be restored until Thursday.
Stranded passengers have been camping out on the floor of Heathrow Airport, still hoping for a flight home before Christmas. Britain's... more »
December 12, 2010 4:52 PM
DENVER (AP) - Denver International Airport officials expect their travel costs this to year to be at least 43 percent more than last year.
The Denver Post reports that travel costs were almost $384,000 as of Friday. Aviation manager Kim Day says the costs are necessary to market the... more »
November 23, 2010 3:01 PM
AP-Flights attendants are going to be able to board a plane without a body scan or pat-down, just like the pilots.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed the change on Tuesday after The Associated Press asked about it. On Friday the TSA said pilots could skip the more intense screening,... more »
November 21, 2010 6:44 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a Moscow-bound flight with an engine problem returned safely to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport during an emergency landing. No one was injured. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker says Delta Flight 30 landed before 6 p.m. Sunday and taxied to the... more »
November 1, 2010 8:16 AM
DENVER (AP) - Police say a man who just missed his flight out Denver got angry and claimed there was a bomb in his luggage, which was already aboard.
Police say a search of the plane turned up no explosives, and the flight took off late for its destination,... more »
October 26, 2010 8:57 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - High winds have forced authorities to stop flights at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.
A spokeswoman for the Chicago Department of Aviation says officials issued a temporary ground stop at O'Hare on Tuesday, meaning no flights are departing.
Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride says more... more »
September 27, 2010 3:33 PM
Passengers aboard a flight that touched down at New York's JFK Airport Saturday are counting their blessings.
Part of the plane's landing gear was stuck, which made for an extremely rough landing.
One of the passengers recorded the bumpy touch-down. While a flight attendant yelled to stay down,... more »
September 8, 2010 8:13 AM
The FBI says investigators have found no explosives aboard a Los Angeles-bound Thai Airways flight in which a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom mirror.
An FBI spokeswoman says investigators did a thorough search of the plane Tuesday night and found no evidence to suggest a credible... more »
September 3, 2010 9:38 AM
A man who worked at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested Thursday on suspicion that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of items from the luggage of passengers in a case that could include hundreds of victims from around the world.
Officers saw Michael Hegstad, 23,... more »
September 3, 2010 9:23 AM
A father and daughter face charges for allegedly trying to get through Denver International Airport security with a loaded .22-caliber handgun.
James Mueller, 44, faces a charge of illegally providing a gun to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
His daughter, a juvenile, faces... more »
September 3, 2010 8:21 AM
A scientist has been detained in Miami after screeners found a metal canister in his luggage that looked like a pipe bomb.
The official says the FBI and Miami Dade police are interviewing the 70-year-old man. No explosives have been found.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity... more »
August 20, 2010 9:45 AM
The Navy has ended the military career of former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who lost her NASA job over a bizarre airport attack on a romantic rival.
A Navy panel of three admirals voted unanimously late Thursday to discharge Nowak and downgrade her rank from captain to commander.
The... more »
July 23, 2010 8:17 AM
Powerful thunderstorms are causing widespread flooding in southern Wisconsin, closing down Milwaukee's airport and blocking roads, and two people have been struck by lightning.
Heavy rains pounded the region Thursday, with parts of Milwaukee seeing up to 7.5 inches of rain in just two hours. The National Weather Service... more »