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Pilot From Burnsville Killed In Montana Plane Crash

The 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.

06/19/2014

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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.

06/09/2014

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Pilot Pleads Guilty To Trying To Fly Plane While Drunk

A 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.

05/02/2014

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Ex-Republic Airlines pilot pleads guilty to threat

A 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.

02/10/2014

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18-Year-Old Accused Of Joyriding In Stolen Plane

An 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.

11/25/2013

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World War II Pilot Flies Again

A 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.

07/06/2013

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Mosquito Helicopters Resume Flights After Crash

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District resumed flights Tuesday, the first time since a pilot working for them was killed in a helicopter crash last week.

06/25/2013

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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.

04/09/2013

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Pilot OK After Plane Crashes At Eden Prairie Airport

A 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.

10/02/2012

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Smooth Landing Earns Pilot $10,000 In ND Contest

Score that landing a 10K. A Minnesota pilot bested about 40 other competitors Saturday to take home the $10,000 prize in the inaugural GFK Flight Support landing contest at Grand Forks International Airport.

07/29/2012

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Weather Hampers Search For Missing Pilot

The search for a missing pilot near the shore of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota is in its fifth day.

06/12/2012

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M.I.A. No More: Vietnam Navy Pilot Buried With Full Honors

Vietnam Veterans make up a sizable portion of the motorcycle riding Patriot Guard. It’s no surprise that more than 100 of them would ride their bikes in a long formation into the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

06/11/2012

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Subdued Jet Blue Pilot Is From Wis.

A JetBlue pilot went on a mid-air rant and had to be subdued by flight attendants and passengers while his co-pilot made an emergency landing. Friends of the pilot who was removed told WTMJ in Milwaukee that he is from Mequon, Wis.

03/28/2012

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Pilot Lands Small Plane On Highway, Crashes

The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Redwood County highway before striking several trees and rolling over.

01/06/2012

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Civil Air Patrol Teens Get Flight Lessons — For Free

Flight lessons, for free? Four teens in the Civil Air Patrol are getting that chance because one instructor wanted to give back.

11/22/2011

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