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1 year 6 months ago

Plan for Thanksgiving NOW!

Labor Day's not even here, but it's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving travel. Now is the time, according to travel sites and The early bird will get the cheapest airfare. Book before Labor Day, especially if you want to travel on a peak day: the...

1 year 7 months ago

Cause determined for two Colorado plane crashes

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its reports on the probable causes of two deadly plane crashes that occurred in Routt County last year. According to Steamboat Today, federal investigators say a crash at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden likely was caused by...

2 years 3 months ago

Small plane crashes east of Denver, killing 1

WATKINS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed and burst into flames at an airport east of Denver, killing the only person aboard. Front Range Airport director Dennis Heap tells The Denver Post ( ) the pilot was killed while preparing to practice takeoffs and landings Wednesday...

2 years 4 months ago

Fremont County Airport celebrates 60 years

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....

2 years 5 months ago

Ann Romney makes emergency landing in Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Republican presidential campaign says that Ann Romney's plane has made an emergency landing in Colorado but that everyone aboard is OK. Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul tweeted Friday afternoon that the plane of the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had just made an emergency...

2 years 5 months ago

Update: Plane missing with 2 on board

Law enforcement has not heard back from a plane that went missing earlier today in Pueblo. Charlene Graham from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the plane is overdue, but did not give a time that the plane should have arrived at the Pueblo Airport. Graham says there...

2 years 5 months ago

Plane missing with 2 people on board

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A law enforcement plane carrying two people has gone missing near Pueblo. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration confirms that the single-engine Piper Super Cruiser was hired by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department and departed from Pueblo Memorial Airport Friday morning. The pilot was due...

2 years 6 months ago

Plane crashes in Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot killed in the crash of a small plane near Steamboat Springs was from Glenwood Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the pilot was identified as 36-year-old Peter Nicholas Landherr. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the 1963 Piper...

2 years 6 months ago

Man seriously injured in Aurora plane crash

Authorities say a pilot who crashed a small plane into an Aurora field was seriously injured. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Chief Dan Qualman says the pilot was the only person in the single-engine plane, which crashed near the Rocking Horse subdivision at about 9:45 a.m. this morning. The Denver...

2 years 11 months ago

Plane rolls off taxiway

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Small plane crash in Texas kills 5

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - Five people, including two children, were killed when a single-engine plane crashed in central Texas and authorities say weather may have played a role in the crash. Ernest Contreras of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Monday night just before 10 p.m....

3 years 3 months ago

Deadly plane crash in Alamosa

We have reports of of a deadly small plane crash in Alamosa. The Valley Courier in Alamosa says one person was killed. The victim has not been identified. They say the plane was heading from Alamosa to Salida

3 years 4 months ago

Plane intercepted after losing contact

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A civilian plane traveling from Chicago to a Denver-area airport was escorted by F-16 fighter jets after the pilot lost radio contact. The North Aerospace Defense Command says the plane started in Pittsburgh and stopped in Chicago before heading to Centennial Airport on Thursday. The...

3 years 5 months ago

Planes from Peterson head to fight fires

Two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airbome Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) head to fight fires in Texas. The MAFFSA are special tanks that hold 3000 gallons of fire retardant or water and can discharge the entire load in less than five seconds over an area...

3 years 5 months ago

2 former Avs killed in crash of Russian jet

DENVER (AP) - Two former Colorado Avalanche players were among those killed in the crash of a Russian jet carrying a top hockey team. Avalanche president Pierre Lacroix said Wednesday that the organization is "deeply saddened" by the deaths of Ruslan Salei of Belarus and Karlis Skrastins of Latvia. Former...

3 years 6 months ago

Second plane crash in 24 hours

A heap of mangled metal abutted a hanger at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton this morning. An Ultra Light plane carrying two people crashed at 7:23 a.m. The pilot told rescue crews he felt something was wrong with the plane. He said that something may have broke or...

3 years 6 months ago

Plane flips at Meadow Lake Airport

A small plane flipped at the Meadow Lake Airport this morning in eastern El Paso County. Initial reports indicate the pilot was not seriously injured. The plane is reported to be upside down after a hard landing.

3 years 7 months ago

Plane crash in Silverton kills two

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - A small plane has crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains, killing the man and woman onboard. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said a person driving in a four-wheel drive vehicle in the San Juan Mountains reported finding the Cessna 150 about 50 feet off...

3 years 7 months ago

Small plane forced landing

FALCON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has walked away uninjured after a forced landing in a field northeast of Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tells The Gazette that 70-year-old Robert Myers was flying from Alamosa to Meadowlake Airport near Colorado Springs Wednesday when his...

3 years 8 months ago

Private jet travel down in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic...

4 years 1 month ago

Plane search continues near Westcliffe

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say up to three airplanes and an Army helicopter will search for a small plane that disappeared over the southern Colorado mountains after taking off from Arizona. The search entered its second day on Monday. Authorities say the plane sent a distress signal shortly...

4 years 1 month ago

Plane crash funeral to be held this morning

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A funeral service is planned this morning at Colorado Spring's U.S. Air Force Academy for a husband and wife killed in a small civilian plane crash last month. Twenty-five-year-old Air Force Capt. Martin Anthony Riggan Jr. and his wife Nicole Riggan will be buried...

4 years 2 months ago

Plane came from Rapid City

The plane that crashed at the Colorado Springs Airport around noon was a Mooney M20, a single engine plane, registered in South Dakota. The plane left Rapid City around 9:20 this morning and was scheduled to land just before noon in Colorado Springs. The plane is registered to Martin...

4 years 3 months ago

Attacks on U.S. from Yemen thwarted

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign. President Barack...

4 years 3 months ago

Hole found in airliner that depressurized

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say a 1-foot-by-2-foot hole was found in the fuselage of a commercial airliner that suddenly lost cabin pressure shortly after taking off from Miami. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says oxygen masks were deployed when American Airlines Flight 1640 lost cabin pressure about 30...

4 years 5 months ago

Former president taken to Ohio hospital

The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation. Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning...

4 years 6 months ago

New clue in deadly Calhan plane crash

A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely. Authorities say...

4 years 6 months ago

NTSB releases preliminary report on Alaska crash

Federal investigators say the plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens had its emergency beacon separate from its mounting bracket when the aircraft crashed into a remote southwest Alaska mountainside earlier this month. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the Aug. 9 crash also says that the...

4 years 6 months ago

Calhan plane crash victims identified

The two men killed in a small plane crash in eastern El Paso County Monday have been identified. William Boecking, 76, and Daniel Saunders, 60, died when their Cessna slammed straight into the ground. The plane crashed in a field at 30103 Washington Road in Calhan. The El Paso...

4 years 6 months ago

Plane crashes near Rollins Pass in Colorado

The Gilpin County sheriff's office says a plane crashed in the Arapahoe National Forest, but has few details. The sheriff's office received a call at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of smoke on Rollins Pass Road between Nederland and Winter Park. Sheriff's officials say U.S. Forest Service employees found a...

4 years 6 months ago

3 killed in national park plane crash

Investigators in Alaska say a cargo plane crashed in Denali National Park Sunday. The three people aboard are presumed dead. The National Park Service says the plane was a Fairchild C-123 registered to All West Freight Inc. of Delta Junction, Alaska. The plane crashed into the south-facing slope...

4 years 6 months ago

Vanished plane found; Colorado pilot aboard

Canadian authorities say they've recovered the body of a Longmont man who crashed in the Northwest Territories on his way back to Colorado. Authorities say a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the crash site Thursday about 80 miles southeast of Norman Wells, Canada, and Terry Johnson,75, was confirmed dead...

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