The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error was the probable cause of a Sept. 7 crash that killed veteran pilot Bob Odegaard as he was practicing for an airshow near Valley City in his vintage war plane.
By Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
, April 24, 2013
Roz Randorf didn’t worry about her long-term boyfriend, Kevin Ferris, piloting small planes from their home in Duluth to Moorhead.
But Friday afternoon, she got the call she least expected.
Friends at Twin Ports Aviation in Superior, Wis., told her Ferris’ plane was missing. He had taken to the skies from Superior around 9 a.m. en route to Moorhead to see his parents on Easter weekend.
By Wendy Reuer, Forum News Service
, April 01, 2013
A single-engine, fixed-wing airplane crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday.
No serious injuries were reported, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
By Al Edenloff, Forum News Service
, March 30, 2013
Photo courtesy / Jacob Barnick
A plane that Keith Melius of Faulkton, S.D., landed in a snow-covered field Tuesday is pulled from the field later that day. The 1978 Cessna 172 was damaged when Melius was forced to make an emergency landing due to mechanical problems about 17 miles southwest of Jamestown. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
A Faulkton, S.D., man successfully landed an airplane in a snow-covered field Wednesday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
The forced landing happened at 1:45 p.m. in a field located a half mile south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and N.D. Highway 46.
By Chris Olson, The Jamestown Sun
, March 27, 2013
North Dakota State University is attempting to sell a seldom-used private plane that costs more than $5,600 an hour to fly, a university official told lawmakers who have questioned the expense.
The hourly cost is four times what another state agency pays to operate a similar plane.
By Dale Wetzel, Associated Press
, July 12, 2012
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