PLANE

Bismarck Schools Buying Plane for Aviation Students

The plane will cost between $15,00 and $30,000.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Bismarck Public Schools is believed to be the first district in North Dakota to own an airplane. The School Board has given administrators the go-ahead to buy a Cessna 150, single-engine plane for the student aviation program at the district’s Career Academy. The Bismarck district has offered an aviation program for the past 12 years at the academy where…

Missing Plane Headed for Oakes, ND Found Near Aberdeen

There was no immediate word on the pilot of the Cessna 172.

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Officials say a small plane missing for nearly two weeks has been found crashed near Aberdeen. There was no immediate word on the pilot of the Cessna 172, the only one on board. Brown County Chief Deputy Dave Lunzman said Tuesday a hunter found the wreckage about 3 miles north of Aberdeen Monday evening. Lunzman says adverse weather conditions…

Small Plane Headed For Oakes, North Dakota Fails To Land

The pilot was the only person on board when the plane left from Aberdeen, South Dakota

OAKES, N.D. — A single-engine plane heading for Oakes, North Dakota last night around 10:30 never arrived. Authorities were notified by family members after the plane failed to land. The pilot was the only person on board when the plane left from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Authorities say the weather has been hampering a ground search for the plane. Civil Air…

Plane Crashes Near Detroit Lakes Airport

DETROIT TOWNSHIP, Minn. – A pilot walks away from a plane crash in Becker County. Deputies responded around 6:45 Tuesday night to a corn field north of the Detroit Lakes/Becker County Airport. The pilot, 76-year-old Theodore Kiebke of Detroit Lakes said his single-engine biplane lost power. He crash-landed in the field with the plane landing upside down. Kiebke was taken…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…

Fargo Air Museum Showcases Spartan Executive Plane

FARGO, N.D. – A Relic of 1930’s Corporate America lands at Fargo Air Museum. This week, you can see the Spartan Executive. It’s a plane designed for the wealthy during the Great Depression, and flown by aviation legends like Howard Hughes. You may know his story from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Aviator. Only 34 planes were ever produced, and…

Sioux Falls Plane Crash Victims Identified

Courtesy: Sue MartensUPDATE:┬áThe Minnehaha County, SD Coroner has identified the victims of the Christmas plane crash in Sioux Falls as 68-year-olds Vaughn and JoAnn Meyer of Sioux Falls.   UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed a second death after a small plane crashed in a southeast Sioux Falls neighborhood on Christmas Day. Sioux Falls Police Capt. Loren McManus confirmed a second fatality…

UND and Delta Partner Up to Develop the Next Generation of Pilots: One of 8 Universities

With students from every state in the nation and many countries around the world, the Delta Propel Program will be another reason for students to travel near and far for the aviation program

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It is the 50th anniversary of The University of North Dakota’s School of Aerospace Sciences and they are celebrating with a new partnership. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the Delta Propel program will help develop the next generation of pilots. “Over the next decade, half of Delta’s current pilot workforce will reach mandatory retirement age…

Ground Worker Who Stole Airplane And Crashed It Had North Dakota Ties

Richard Russell went on to play at least one season of football at Valley City State University

SEATTLE — The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from the airport in Seattle before crashing it had ties to North Dakota. The Anchorage Daily News is reporting that “after graduating from Wasilla in 2008, Richard Russell went on to play at least one season of football at Valley City State University.” It’s unclear how long…

Traveling to Philly for Sunday’s Game? What You Need to Know

If you're planning to go to the game in Philly, you should be warned. KMSP Fox 9's Rob Olson Reports.

NATIONAL — We’re just days away from the Vikings next playoff matchup, and fans are looking to follow the team to Philadelphia. Luckily, some airlines are offering unique deals, but there are a couple of other things you may want to know about before hopping on that plane. If you’re planning to go to the game in Philly or even…