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October 22, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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 turned out to be a false alarm.
KNDU-TV reports some passengers were to be bused to Seattle while others waited for the plane to be cleared to continue the flight.
A Delta spokesman did not immediately return a call for confirmation and details.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman at a Seattle-area operations center said she could not confirm the landing and directed inquiries to an FAA spokesman who did not immediately return an email.
PASCO (AP) — A Delta Air Lines jet reportedly made an emergency landing at Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco last night.
No injuries were reported.
A passenger told the TV station the plane was bound from Atlanta to Seattle.
A Delta spokesperson did not immediately return a call for confirmation and details
September 25, 2013 at 6:47 AM
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 an hour later.
September 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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 to engine failure.
The plane managed to avoid traffic when it touched down around 9 p.m. near milepost 40. It was partially blocking the roadway for a few hours while the Air Patrol responded to remove it, though traffic was able to go around it, said Josh Keightley, State Patrol communications supervisor.
The plane suffered minor damage to its landing gear. The Washington State Patrol identified the pilot as 63-year-old John Townsley of Spokane. The patrol said the plane was flying from Richland to Spokane.
June 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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 day of summer (although you’d be hard pressed to tell it by the rain and gray skies).
- KIRO ends Pat O’Day’s long run as voice of hydros
- Mariners blow big lead, lose 10-9 to Angels
Plane from Seattle to Miami makes emergency landing: An American Airlines flight from Seattle to Miami made an unscheduled stop in Denver when smoke filled the cockpit. Don’t think this was a 787. Yesterday, however, a United Airlines 787 from London to Houston also made an unscheduled stop in New Jersey because of a low engine oil indicator.
Beer making coming back to the old Olympia brewery? KING5 has a story saying a real estate broker is negotiating to remove a convenant that says no alcoholic beverages could be made at the old brewery, which opened in 1896 and closed in 2003. Did you drink Olympia beer? Vote in our poll.
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September 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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, which he called “Puff.” On Bach’s personal website, friends expressed dismay at the news.
The San Juan Islander reports that Bach snagged power lines as he was attempting to land on a grass air strip off San Juan Valley Road. Two power poles snapped and the 76-year-old Bach, who lives in Eastsound on nearby Orcas Island, was left dangling upside down by his harness.
A group of campers cut him free and called for help.
Bach’s son, James Bach, told the Associated Press his father was flying his small, amphibious craft to visit a friend on San Juan Island.
Bach’s 1970 book was a runaway bestseller. It tells the story of a restless seagull who rejects conformity and soars above the flock both physically and spiritually.
March 15, 2012 at 7:15 AM
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 have been killed in a small plane crash south of Longview on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. One of the people killed was a 17-year-old student pilot.
Fire hits apartment complex in Fed Way this morning. No one hurt. KING5
Third-degree-assault charges were filed against the mother of the 9-year-old boy who brought a gun to school in Bremerton that went off and critically wounded a classmate. Several legal experts called the assault charge unprecedented for criminal responsibility in a case in which a shooting results after a child obtains a firearm.
You have to love this story: A bad guy on screen becomes a real-life hero
Sounders got poundered: A 6-1 loss to the Mexican club Santos Laguna doesn’t bode well for our local MLS side.
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