Good Questions: TV Pilots, Growling Stomachs & Winter RobinsEvery Friday, Heather Brown answers a few of our viewers' burning questions. This week, she finds out how the first episode of a T.V. series got its unique name and why our stomachs growl. Plus, she learns a bit about birds' winter migration habits.
Crew Pulls Plane From Icy Lake On Minnesota-Wisconsin BorderAuthorities say a single-engine plane was pulled from North Lake after it went through the ice near Welch. The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office says the pilot was able to escape after the nose of the plane went underwater late Friday afternoon.
Pilot OK After Small Plane Goes Down In Southern WisconsinA pilot wasn't seriously hurt when his small plane lost power and went down in southern Wisconsin. Sheriff's officials say the 33-year-old pilot from Fairmont, Minnesota was flying from the Chicago area to the Twin Cities when the plane lost power Monday evening near the Green County community of Juda.
Pilot From Burnsville Killed In Montana Plane CrashThe twin-engine Grumman G-21 Goose amphibious plane had been flown from Florida to Minnesota before Michael Blume, 62, of Burnsville, Minnesota, took over to bring it to Hamilton, Undersheriff Steve Holton said.
Divers Recover Pilot's Body From Lake Superior Divers have recovered the body of a pilot whose small plane crashed into Lake Superior. St. Louis County Rescue Squad Capt. Tom Crossmon says commercial divers with expertise in deep diving recovered the body Monday evening. The divers were assisted by the Superior-Douglas County, Wisconsin dive team.
Pilot Pleads Guilty To Trying To Fly Plane While DrunkA former American Eagle pilot has pleaded guilty to trying to fly a plane from Minneapolis to New York City last year while he was twice over the legal alcohol limit for pilots. Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen, 48, was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Jan. 4, 2013.
Ex-Republic Airlines pilot pleads guilty to threatA former Republic Airlines pilot has pleaded guilty to threatening to torture and kill the company's CEO and his family. The U.S. attorney's office says 37-year-old Matthew Richard Walker, of Faribault, Minn., entered the plea Monday in federal court in Kansas City. Prosecutors said one threatening letter was discovered in August 2012 in the cockpit of an aircraft that was parked at Reagan National Airport in Washington.
18-Year-Old Accused Of Joyriding In Stolen PlaneAn 18-year-old Minnesota man who doesn't have a pilot's license but apparently taught himself to fly stole a single-engine plane and took it on joyrides over the summer and fall, prosecutors and police allege.
World War II Pilot Flies AgainA World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.
Mosquito Helicopters Resume Flights After CrashThe Metropolitan Mosquito Control District resumed flights Tuesday, the first time since a pilot working for them was killed in a helicopter crash last week.
American Eagle Pilot Charged In Alcohol Incident An American Eagle pilot has been charged with three gross misdemeanors after authorities say he failed a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly out of the Minneapolis airport in January.
Pilot OK After Plane Crashes At Eden Prairie AirportA pilot walked away with no injuries after his single-engine plane veered off the runway and crashed Tuesday evening at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn.