Articles Tagged With ‘Airplanes’




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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)

Family of five dies in Bakersfield plane crash

Five members of a Northern California family died Saturday when their small plane crashed in an almond orchard near Bakersfield. Both parents, two daughters and a son died in the crash. [Mercury News] The family was flying from San Jose... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara aviation workers killed in plane crash

Two Santa Barbara aviation workers died in a plane crash Saturday afternoon in the San Bernardino mountains. [KCOY] Friends have identified the victims as Bob Trimble and Terri Day. Both Trimble and Day worked at avionics and engineering firm Accurate... (Continue reading)

Plane crash victims’ questionable pasts

By KAREN VELIE Exclusive: The two men identified in a plane crash in the backcountry of Santa Barbara have been identified as a San Diego pilot and a businessman, both of whom have questionable backgrounds. The pilot, David Keith Martz, 58,... (Continue reading)

Pilot killed in Central Coast plane crash

The pilot of a small plane that reportedly took off in San Luis Obispo died in a crash in a remote area of Santa Barbara County Thursday night. Authorities have yet to determine the identity of the pilot. Responders were... (Continue reading)



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