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Emergency Call Preceded Plane Crash in Grand Teton
The National Transportation Safety Board says the pilot of an experimental plane that crashed Wednesday in grand Teton National Park told air traffic controllers there was a problem with the plane and that the pilot was returning to the airport when the plane crashed.
Cheyenne Airport Control Tower To Stay Open
The Cheyenne Regional Airport’s Air Traffic Control tower will remain open after all. The decision by the federal Aviation Administration(FAA) finalized a list of 149 contract towers across the country that will be closed beginning on April 7th. Cheyenne Airport General Manager Dave Haring sa…
Georgia Jet Crash Kills Five, Injures Two
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities plan to investigate after a small jet crashed off the end of a runway after landing in eastern Georgia, killing five people aboard and injuring two. Thomson-McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall says the jet crashed after 8 p.m. Wednesday. He says the two surv…
Man Killed in Plane Crash at Laramie Regional Airport
One man is dead following the crash of a charter plane on Friday afternoon at Laramie Regional Airport according to airport manager Jack Skinner. No details have been released about the man, although Skinner did confirm that he was not from Laramie. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigati…
Senate Okays New Air Traffic Control System
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a compromise bill that speeds up the Federal Aviation Administration’s switch from old-fashioned radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. It also requires opening U.S. skies to drone flights within four years. The bill was …
Plane Crash Claims Life North of Casper
CASPER, Wyo.  — At least one person is dead in a plane crash north of Casper. Officials say they don’t know yet how many people were on board the twin-engine plane, which took off from Rawlins and went down around 1:50 p.m. Friday. Federal Aviation Administration Spokesman Ian Gre…
Man Wrecks Plane Day After Buying It [PHOTO, AUDIO]
An Oklahoma man who had just purchased a plane had a forced landing near Rock Springs Friday. Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust said that Phillip Prigmore, 66, of Alva wasn’t hurt. Hard landing near Rock Springs: “Prigmore flew into the Rock Springs Sweetwater Air…
Local Carriers Not Part Of Safety Checks
Airplane safety is in the headlines again as some carriers using Boeing 737’s check the integrity of their aircraft’s aluminum body. Here in Casper, airport manager, Glen Januska, says the regular carriers in and out of Natrona County International Airport used other types of aircraft …