Articles Tagged With ‘Airplanes’

67-year-old crash lands into vineyard

A 67-year-old Novato man crashed landed his plane into a Sonoma County vineyard on Saturday and then walked away unhurt. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Patrick Bell took off from Petaluma Airport and was flying over unincorporated Bennetts Valley when he discovered that his... (Continue reading)

Plane makes emergency landing in Templeton

A single passenger, small aircraft made an emergency landing Monday afternoon near Volpi Ysabel Road in Templeton. The pilot suffered only a few scrapes and no major injuries, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. The plane’s single... (Continue reading)

Lightning strikes plane landing in Los Angeles

A lightning bolt struck a Delta Air Lines plane just before it landed at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday morning. [LA Times] Flight 284 had nearly completed a 10-hour, 15-minute journey from Tokyo when lighting struck the plane around 8... (Continue reading)

Solvang man and his plane missing

Two full days of searching have turned up no trace of a plane piloted by a Solvang man that disappeared earlier this week over the high country of Yosemite National Park. [Noozhawk] The plane was en route from the Santa... (Continue reading)

Two men charged with killing a Coast Guard officer

Federal prosecutors have charged two Mexican nationals in the killing of a Coast Guard officer who died as a result of being thrown from a Coast Guard vessel that was rammed by a “panga” boat operated by the Mexicans. Officer... (Continue reading)