PLANE

Small plane crashes into Victoria, Minnesota home

VICTORIA, Minn. (AP) – Officials say a single-engine plane crashed into a Victoria, Minnesota home Saturday evening. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was en route from Alexandria Municipal Airport to Eden Prairie’s Flying Cloud Airport when it crashed before 6 p.m. The FAA noted that it is in the early stage of its investigation but was not aware…

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

Concordia College Professor Displays Photography at Hector Intl Airport

The art will be up at Hector International Airport for three months.

FARGO, N.D-  An English Professor at Concordia College displays the exhibit “Trains, Plains, and No Automobiles” at Hector International Airport as part of the ArtWORKS program. A skilled photographer and passionate traveler, Scott Olsen has used all modes of transportation to embark on his long distance journeys except one. “Train ride,” Olsen said. It was a long time dream that…

No major injuries after small plane crashed, caught on fire in Brandon

BRANDON, Minn. — An airplane crashed and caught on fire in Brandon, Minn. at around 1 p.m. Saturday. All occupants were out of the plane and not requesting medical assistance when the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. The plane, piloted by 53-year-old Paul Erickson of Alexandria, was a single engine Piper PA-18 Super Cub. Erickson said he…

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…