aircraft

Metal fatigue suspected in Boeing engine failure

(NBC News) – Federal investigators looking into what caused the engine of a Boeing 777 to blow apart shortly after a United Airlines flight took off from Denver International Airport Saturday are have released their early findings. “Regarding the fan blade that …

No injuries in G.P. emergency landing

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Everyone is reportedly safe and sound after an emergency landing at the Grants Pass airport. According to a Josephine County official, at about 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a twin-engine Piper Seminole aircraft was out on a flight when one …

Large aircraft lands at Medford Airport

MEDFORD, Ore. —  A very large commercial plane has made a stop at Rogue Valley International Medford Airport. Chris Schuldt, Vice President, Marketing & Aviation Center of Excellence at Erickson Incorporated confirmed with NBC5 News the large aircraft was an Antonov AN 124.  …

Mercy Flights buys new emergency aircraft

MEDFORD, Ore. —  For the first time in 70 years, Mercy Flights has purchased brand new aircraft to assist in its rescue operations. The company, which was established as a non-profit air ambulance in 1949, purchased two planes to accommodate the growing …

747 SuperTanker deployed to Klamathon Fire

HORNBROOK, Calif. – The largest firefighting aircraft in the world was recently deployed to fight the Klamathon Fire. On July 7, Global SuperTanker’s B747-446 was called upon by the California Department of Forestry (CAL FIRE) to help fight the fire, which at …