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Surgeon dies in small plane crash in northern Colorado

 Dr. Clint Devin was flying into Steamboat Springs from Cody, Wyoming, when he crashed Friday evening

News

Pilot killed when firefighting airplane crashes near Estes Park wildfire

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The pilot killed in the crash was identified as Marc Thor Olson.

Wildfire

Plane diverted to Denver after passenger assaults flight attendant

Another passenger told CBS Los Angeles that the man punched a flight attendant twice

Crime and Courts

Scrutiny intensifies over Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport’s future plans

The airport identified about 200 acres of land where it can develop new facilities to help keep up with future industry demands

Growth

Pilot appears to have been flying too low in mountains near Aspen before deadly crash

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Beechcraft Bonanza was flying at an altitude of 11,500 feet on July 3 as it approached a mountain ridgeline with summits over 13,000 feet

News

Fuel shortage could ground firefighting aircrafts in the West during a potentially ferocious wildfire season

Wildfire

2 men from New York die in plane crash near Aspen

The bodies of Ruben Cohen and David Zara were found in a Beechcraft Bonanza

News

Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

The FAA’s plan to optimize arrival and departure at local airports is called the Denver Metroplex project, and it includes Denver International Airport and Centennial Airport

Transportation

Victims in plane crash near Centennial Airport identified as Georgia couple

65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed when their single-engine propeller plane struck an electrical line

News

United Airlines sees a supersonic future, orders planes from Colorado-based Boom Supersonic

The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for 35 more once the start-up company designs a plane that flies faster than the speed of sound while meeting safety and environmental standards

Business

Colorado-based Global SuperTanker firefighting plane may be sold to assist COVID-19 response

Domestically, the SuperTanker has been used mostly in California and in Oregon in 2018

Wildfire

Colorado-based Global Supertanker, the world’s largest firefighting plane, is shut down as fire season begins

The Global SuperTanker is a converted Boeing 747 plane that can dump up to 19,200 gallons of water or flame retardant in just six seconds

Wildfire

Man dies in Jefferson County plane crash

Authorities received an emergency beacon notification from the downed aircraft just after 8 p.m. Saturday night from an area about 45 miles northwest of Colorado Springs

News

Denver-based Frontier Airlines hopes its IPO rides the U.S. wave of travel recovery

CEO Barry Biffle said Frontier will remain focused on the leisure-travel market, unlike bigger airlines that depend on high-paying business travelers

Business

Colorado competes with other states for wildfire-fighting aircraft. Climate change makes that a big problem.

Lawmakers have signed off on spending tens of millions of dollars to bolster Colorado’s access to fire-dousing planes and helicopters. That’s crucial as blazes grow bigger and more plentiful -- and erupt beyond summer.

Wildfire

Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United Airlines jet engine that exploded over Denver

The Pratt & Whitney engine had been used on 2,979 flights since its last inspection, the NTSB said

News

The likely reason why a United Airlines plane’s engine exploded over Denver

The situation raises questions over long-held assumptions about how long fan blades last and whether they are being inspected often enough

News

United Airlines temporarily grounds 24 planes following catastrophic engine failure over Denver

The aircraft that are being removed from United's service have Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines

Business

United Airlines plane with exploded engine drops debris over Denver area before emergency landing

Video taken by passengers on the plane, a Boeing 777-200 operated by United Airlines and en route from Denver to Honolulu, showed flames shooting from one of its massive engines

News

United Airlines will begin flying the 737 Max out of Denver in February

Southwest Airlines, which also has a hub in Denver and has 737 Max airplanes, says it’s not sure when it will resume operating the plane out of the Mile High City

Business
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