VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Air Force pilot from Vancouver says he was one of four crew members killed in the crash of a helicopter on a training mission Tuesday night on the coast of England. Rick and Mary Stover, of Vancouver, told KATU-TV their 28-year-old son, Capt. Christopher Stover, is among…More
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UPDATE: 6:15 a.m. Friday | The Associated Press is reporting this morning that the person who died was in fact the pilot. UPDATE: 10:10 p.m. | A United Airlines spokeswoman told the Associated Press that a crew member, not the pilot, had the heart attack that caused a Houston-to-Seattle flight to make an emergency landing in Boise…More
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane that crashed near Cantwell, Alaska, with two others on board has been identified as a Steilacom man who operated an airplane tour group. Alaska State Troopers say 61-year-old Dale Hemman died in the crash, along with 74-year-old John Ellenberg, of Greenville, S.C., and 52-year-old Laurie Buckner…More
CORRECTED VERSION SPOKANE — A Federal Way pilot who overshot the Spokane airport by some 50 miles and later lined up on the wrong runway during approach has been convicted in federal court of flying while intoxicated. A jury convicted 48-year-old Paul R. Roessler under the federal statute of operating a common carrier under the influence of…More
Doctors suspect food poisoning or a flu virus caused an Alaska Airlines captain to pass out on a Seattle-bound flight last night, according to an airline spokesman. The pilot, a 28-year veteran with the airline, was treated at a hospital last night, but has since been released and “his condition has greatly improved,” said spokesman Paul McElroy The…More
The co-pilot is probably thanking his lucky stars … The story on the charter airline pilot busted for investigation of car theft and DUI is scary. The pilot reportedly got into a man’s car and a struggle ensued. The pilot, however, was able to steal the car. The authorities caught up with him, though. The pilot…More
1. REMAINS OF MAN MISSING 32 YEARS FOUND NEAR WASHOUGAL Remains found by a property owner clearing brush last month near Washougal, in Skamania County, have been identified as a man who had been missing since 1980. The Skamania County sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Kenneth P. Stovner lived about a half-mile away. The remains were…More