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Dan Steffen was probably stoned when he crashed his Skystar Kitfox 4 fixed-wing, single-engine plane into Upper Whitefish Lake in July 2012.SEE ALSO: Dustin Calgaro charged with drunkenly flying aircraft over St. Cloud-area music festivalSteffen, 55, died. His lone passenger survived.
Bucklin's plane was battered by bad weather.Minneapolis pilot Luke Bucklin can be heard struggling to gain altitude because of treacherous mountain winds before his plane crashed, in newly released cockpit voice recordings. He was trying to push the single-engine plane up to 16,000 feet in o ... More >>
Via WikipediaThis is a Mooney M20J, similar to the one piloted by Luke Bucklin.A preliminary NTSB report says the small, private plane that Luke Bucklin and his three sons flew out of Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Oct. 25 struggled against icing and heavy mountain winds before it crashed and they di ... More >>
Photo: Michael BlechingerTragedy was narrowly averted over Minneapolis.Modern airports and aircraft are packed with all kinds of technical safety wizardry. But some days, the clouds come down, some signals get crossed, and scary things happen. In this case, a US Airways Airbus 320 with 90 pa ... More >>
Updated: Bodies have been recovered. See below for details. A small, single-engine airplane crashed a mile north of the Rochester airport last night, killing three people aboard and narrowly missing at least one home on the ground. The plane came down in the woods 100 yards from the home of ... More >>
They've already lost their pilot's licenses. Now, Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole, the pilots at the controls of Northwest Airlines flight 188 as it blew past Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport last October, have lost their jobs. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded in ... More >>
he pilots were not aware of the repeated attempts by air traffic controllers' and the airline to contact them,
NTSB dumps hundreds of documents on its Web site detailing the misadventures of Northwest Flight 188.
Delta Air Lines, the owner of Northwest, issued a statement yesterday and mailed apologies to all of the passengers aboard the flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two pilots in charge of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week.
The pilots violated company policy by using personal laptops in the cockpit while in a conversation about the new crew flight scheduling system, NTSB says.
Officials feared the plane had been hijacked and put fighter jets at two locations on alert.
If the pilots on the NWA flight were lying about what really happened on the flight, they are probably giving each other some serious high fives right now.
The Airbus A320 apparently overshot the airport by 100 miles and had to circle back to land after temporarily losing radio contact with air-traffic controllers.
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Attorneys representing 117 families of bridge collapse victims told a group of survivors and families that the National Transportation Safety Board came to the wrong conclusion about the cause of the 35W bridge collapse in 2007.
The front pages for both Twin Cities dailies today are... eerily similar.
The final National Transportation Safety Board has concluded in its final report that u ... More >>
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
At today's press conference at 6th and Main, a throng of reporters hungry for new information got precious few answers as to what may have caused the I-35W bridge collapse.
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?