Articles Tagged With ‘Airplanes’

Door falls from plane before it lands in San Luis Obispo

By KAREN VELIE A door on a twin-engine plane broke off and fell in the area of Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday. The door damaged the leading edge of the trail, according to the Federal Aviation Administration... (Continue reading)

Sin City beckoning? SLO airport to offer daily Vegas flights

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo gamblers and partygoers will soon be able to take advantage of daily flights to and from Las Vegas.  Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced it will launch daily nonstop flights between San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Plane headed to Paso Robles makes emergency landing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A plane headed for Paso Robles made an emergency landing south of King City Wednesday morning. While en route to Paso Robles, the plane suffered catastrophic engine failure, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. The pilots... (Continue reading)

Plane crashes in California parking lot, video

Five people aboard a small plane died Sunday after the aircraft fell from the sky head first and crashed into a busy Orange County parking lot. [CBS News] Dashcam footage shows the plane abruptly taking a nosedive and slamming into... (Continue reading)

California pilot arrested for flying under the influence

After the left wing of a plane he was flying clipped a stop sign Monday evening, deputies arrested a pilot for flying under the influence. The pilot failed a sobriety test after he landed his plane in a fashion designer’s... (Continue reading)

Two die in plane crash near Fresno

A small experimental aircraft barely made it off a northwest Fresno runway Monday afternoon before crashing, snapping in half and landing partially submerged in the San Joaquin River. Both people on board died. [KFSN] The single-engine Express S-90 plane took... (Continue reading)

Plane makes emergency landing in Pozo

A pilot escaped uninjured after making an emergency landing Monday in Pozo. The plane landed on an abandoned private dirt runway. [KSBY] Around 10:30 a.m., a single-engine, four-seater Mooney took off from San Luis Obispo airport. The pilot began experiencing... (Continue reading)

Two die as homebuilt plane crashes in Ventura County

A homebuilt plane crashed in a lemon orchard in Ventura County Saturday afternoon, killing both of the people onboard. The crash occurred in Santa Paula, just north of the city of Ventura. [KABC] On the way down, the plane collided... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria company plans to lay off 168 employees

By John Lindt, publisher of Sierra 2 the Sea Santa Maria’s largest private employer, French-owned Zodiac Aerospace, will lay off 168 workers on June 22, according to a state notice published this week. The company employs about 1,800 workers in... (Continue reading)

Driver fleeing CHP crashes into warplane and dies

A driver fleeing CHP officers rammed through a gate at a Central Valley naval base and crashed into a fighter jet. The crash killed both the male driver and a female passenger. [ABC News] Late Wednesday, a CHP officer stopped... (Continue reading)