Aviation and space

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crew of 4 identified in deadly Snohomish plane crash

The Cessna 208B crashed into a field near U.S. 2. on Friday. A detached wing was found about 200 yards from the fuselage.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

What comes next in investigation of deadly Snohomish plane crash?

A preliminary report is expected in two to three weeks. The final investigation could take up to two years.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crew was collecting ‘baseline’ data when airplane crashed

Raisbeck Engineering, a Tukwila-based company that specializes in airplane modifications, was leasing the plane.

 

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Two more deaths confirmed in plane crash east of Snohomish

On Saturday, local authorities determined the plane had four — not two — passengers. Few other details were available.

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

2 killed in plane crash east of Snohomish

Public flight data suggested the plane was a Cessna 208B Caravan departing from Renton. The plane had flown many times this week.

Emergency responders surround the wreckage of an airplane that crashed into a field along U.S. 2 just east of Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family’s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Born with heart defect, Boeing worker’s child ‘never knew anything different’

Six years ago, Marie Riley heard about a law firm seeking aerospace workers whose children suffered birth defects — like her.

Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family’s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

A recap of 3 lawsuits over chemical exposure at Boeing plants

Parents believe toxins in company factories caused serious birth defects in their kids.

FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
Good Flights and Greater Good Charities along with local shelter staff help unload 181 animals ranging from guinea pigs to dogs to cats off of their rescue flight from Florida on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in Everett, Washington. These animal were moved out hurricane impacted areas to make room for the ongoing influx of homeless and lost pets due to the storm. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pets fleeing Hurricane Ian land at Paine Field

The 181 pets were evacuated from Florida to the Pacific Northwest. They’ll now be adopted at shelters around Puget Sound.

Good Flights and Greater Good Charities along with local shelter staff help unload 181 animals ranging from guinea pigs to dogs to cats off of their rescue flight from Florida on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in Everett, Washington. These animal were moved out hurricane impacted areas to make room for the ongoing influx of homeless and lost pets due to the storm. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The terminal and air traffic control tower at Paine Field are seen on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in unincorporated Snohomish County, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Paine Field named favorite to expand as counterpart to Sea-Tac

Three rural sites south of Seattle are being considered for a new airport, too, officials said this week.

The terminal and air traffic control tower at Paine Field are seen on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in unincorporated Snohomish County, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Eviation's all-electric plane in flight Tuesday morning in Moses Lake, Washington, on Sept. 27, 2022. (Eviation)

Arlington’s all-electric plane, Alice, takes first test flight

Eviation Aircraft’s battery-powered plane logs successful first flight from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake.

Eviation's all-electric plane in flight Tuesday morning in Moses Lake, Washington, on Sept. 27, 2022. (Eviation)
Gregory Davis

Arlington’s Eviation makes Gregory Davis its permanent CEO

The interim CEO will continue as president for the electric aircraft maker; Eviation just inked a deal for 50 new planes.

Gregory Davis
An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Flights from Paine Field to Anchorage will begin this fall

Starting Nov. 30, Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights from Paine Field to Anchorage, Alaska.

An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)
FILE - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its landing at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris, upon its presentation for the first time at the 49th Paris Air Show at the airport, Tuesday June 21, 2011. Federal regulators said Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, that they are satisfied with changes Boeing has made in the production of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, clearing the way for the company to resume deliveries to airline customers “in the coming days.” (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

FAA clears Boeing to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliner

Federal regulators said they are satisfied with changes Boeing has made in the plane’s production.

FILE - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its landing at Le Bourget airport, east of Paris, upon its presentation for the first time at the 49th Paris Air Show at the airport, Tuesday June 21, 2011. Federal regulators said Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, that they are satisfied with changes Boeing has made in the production of its 787 Dreamliner passenger jet, clearing the way for the company to resume deliveries to airline customers “in the coming days.” (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field in Everett. (Janice Podsada / The Herald) 20220419

Flying Heritage Museum to reopen with new owner at Paine Field

Walmart heir Steuart Walton bought the historic aircraft and artifacts. The museum is set to reopen within the year.

The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field in Everett. (Janice Podsada / The Herald) 20220419
An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/U.S. Navy)

Judge rejects Navy environmental review of Whidbey Island Growler jet expansion

A judge ruled the Navy violated federal law in an environmental study of expanded Whidbey Island jet operations.

An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/U.S. Navy)
FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Boeing sees best month for aircraft deliveries since 2019

The company delivered 51 passenger and cargo planes in June, its best month for deliveries in recent years.

FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Boeing is reporting a money-losing quarter as both its civilian-airplane division and the defense business are struggling. Boeing said Wednesday, April 27, 2022,  that it lost $1.24 billion in the first quarter and took large write-downs for several programs.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
FILE - Alaska Airlines planes are parked at gates with Mount Rainier in the background at sunrise, on March 1, 2021, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A union has reached a deal Wednesday, June 22, 2022, with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for a two-year contract extension that provides substantial raises for 5,300 gate agents, stores personnel and office staff, as well as for ramp workers who load cargo. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Alaska Airlines reaches contract deal with some workers

Raises for gate agents, stores personnel, office staff, as well as ramp workers who load cargo.

FILE - Alaska Airlines planes are parked at gates with Mount Rainier in the background at sunrise, on March 1, 2021, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A union has reached a deal Wednesday, June 22, 2022, with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines for a two-year contract extension that provides substantial raises for 5,300 gate agents, stores personnel and office staff, as well as for ramp workers who load cargo. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The A.J. Eisenberg Airport in Oak Harbor. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)

Local pilot plans to buy Whidbey Island airport

Robert DeLaurentis, known as the “Zen Pilot,” submitted a letter of intent to purchase the A.J. Eisenberg Airport.

The A.J. Eisenberg Airport in Oak Harbor. (Karina Andrew / Whidbey News-Times)
A Kenmore Air Cessna 208 Caravan. (Kenmore Air) 20220613

Kenmore Air to start daily flights from Paine Field to San Juans

Service begins July 14. Flights to Friday Harbor and Orcas Island airports take about 25 minutes.

A Kenmore Air Cessna 208 Caravan. (Kenmore Air) 20220613
Arlington

Smoother sailing: Arlington airport gets grant to fix runway

A $2.3 million federal grant will pave the way for a project to resurface the airfield’s main runway.

Arlington