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Endangered Indiana bats losing habitat near Indiana airport

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana bat, a state and federally endangered species, spends the winter hibernating in caves. But, over time, one of its favorite springtime hangouts has increasingly become well, less bat friendly. That home? The area around the Indianapolis International Airport. As Indianapolis...

Auditors issue critical report for Pullman-Moscow airport

Aug. 5, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington state auditors have issued a critical report on the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, saying bookkeepers used outdated accounting templates and misreported some figures by millions of dollars in recent years. The Spokesman-Review reports airport and city officials say those...

Passenger in Virginia refused to don mask, delaying flight

Aug. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — American Airlines says a flight out of Virginia was delayed after a passenger refused to comply with its policy requiring a face mask. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the incident occurred Sunday morning at Richmond International Airport. The airline said the plane returned...

New Alabama airport terminal design to be unveiled Tuesday

Aug. 2, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A proposed design for moving an Alabama airport's passenger service will be released Tuesday. The Mobile Airport Authority is planning to move commercial air passenger service back downtown to the Brookley Aeroplex, an industrial complex and airport. WPMI-TV reports the authority will...

A plane comes in to land at South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, Utah, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Crashes raise safety questions at regional airport

Aug. 1, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least eight times in the past 10 years, aircraft crashed near the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. They went down in soccer fields, a few feet from an elementary school, on the New Bingham Highway — and, last Saturday, into houses. The weekend crash was the...

Snohomish County Airport to resume passenger service

Jul. 29, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Commercial flights at a county airport in Washington state are set to resume Saturday with a limited schedule after workers spent more than two months replacing pavement at the airport. Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport, will offer one daily flight on United Airlines...

In a photo provided by the California Highway Patrol, a small plane is on the shoulder after making an emergency landing on Interstate 5, between San Clemente and San Onofre, Calif., Monday, July 27, 2020. The pilot of the small plane that lost engine power made a safe emergency landing on the Southern California highway, authorities said. After rejecting the Pacific Coast Highway as a possible landing spot because it was too narrow, the pilot opted to set the plane down on Interstate 5, the Orange County Register reported. (California Highway Patrol via AP)

Small plane makes emergency landing on California highway

Jul. 28, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that lost engine power made a safe emergency landing on a Southern California highway, authorities said. After rejecting the Pacific Coast Highway as a possible landing spot because it was too narrow, the pilot opted to set the Piper PA24 down on...

New Indiana State Police aviation base now in operation

Jul. 25, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — A new Indiana State Police aviation base at a suburban Indianapolis airport is now in operation. The agency began using the new hangar and office space at the Indy South Greenwood Airport this past week for its aviation fleet and special operations unit. The hangar will house state...

Commercial air service in Four Corners delayed to next year

Jul. 21, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Coronavirus has shifted plans to bring air service to the Four Corners region. Farmington was in negotiations with SkyWest Airlines for regional service between Denver, city spokeswoman Georgette Allen said. But the city announced Monday that air service will be delayed at least...

FBI memo reveals drug smuggling at Mena airport in 1980

Jul. 20, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A recently released FBI document indicates that a commercial airline pilot who became a major drug smuggler for the Medellín Cartel used the Mena airport for his smuggling operation in the early 1980s. The “extensive joint investigation” by the FBI, Arkansas...