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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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June 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Friday Memo: Bear ‘reward’ … Summer’s here … Olympia beer poll

Bear rewarded with food: Well sort of.  A campground in North Cascades National Park is closed for at least a couple of weeks to discourage a bear that got what was described as “a substantial food reward” by breaking into a garbage can. Beginning, ending and staying the same: Today is the first full…

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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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March 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Gun poll … Sad Sounders … Plane crash

Weather: All we can say is RAIN. It rained all night and it’s supposed to rain all day today, tomorrow and Saturday. The rain may stop Sunday and low and behold, it may be partly SUNNY on Monday. Whew. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: When it rains, it’s slippery… The map and cams. Two people…

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