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November 28, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Plane at Sea-Tac scraped by fueling truck

A Delta airliner is being inspected at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport after it was damaged by a ground vehicle Thursday morning. Passengers on the flight bound for New York’s JFK Airport were shifted onto another plane, and Delta spokesman Trebor Banstetter said they should face only about an hour delay. Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said the airplane was hit…

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July 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Pilot mistake sends pingpong balls raining down on highway

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate. Organizers immediately called off the contest. Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed…

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October 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM

UPDATE: Delta flight lands in Seattle after diversion

UPDATE: 7:50 a.m. | PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta that made an emergency landing Monday night to Pasco finally landed about 6 a.m. Tuesday at Sea-Tac Airport. KOMO reports the Boeing 757 had landed at the Tri-Cities airport after a sensor indicated a fire in the cargo hold, which…

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September 25, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Plane returns to Portland after lightning strike

PORTLAND (AP) — Lightning struck a Spokane-bound Alaska Airlines flight Tuesday evening, soon after leaving Portland International Airport. Spokeswoman Nancy Trott told The Oregonian the turboprop continued to function normally but returned to Portland as a precaution. The plane’s 66 passengers and four crew members got on another plane and left for Spokane about…

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September 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Civil Air Patrol plane makes emergency landing on Highway 395 north of Pasco

A Civil Air Patrol plane made an emergency landing on U.S. Highway 395 north of Pasco Friday night, according to the Associated Press, citing an official from the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot and passenger were not injured. FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email that the pilot of the Cessna 182 declared an emergency due…

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September 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM

‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ author seriously injured in plane crash

Richard Bach, author of the classic 1970s fable “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” was seriously injured Friday when he crashed his small plane on San Juan Island. Bach was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A spokesman for the San Juan County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the tail numbers on the crashed plane match those of Bach’s plane,…

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