Shawnee Real Bird is on track to becoming the first American Indian woman from a Montana tribe to earn a commercial pilot's license — a budding success story that begins with fortitude, family and faith.
The pilot who was killed in an airplane crash Monday morning about a mile and a half from the Billings airport has been identified.
Trucks passing through the weigh station scales near Laurel on Monday and Tuesday might have put on a little weight.
A preliminary report published by the National Transportation Safety Board offers additional details about a Jan. 11 airplane crash between Billings and Roundup near Dunn Mountain that killed four men in January.
The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions considered dangerous enough that local police agencies grounded their choppers.
Crash investigators have yet to explain why the four-propeller plane crashed in a fire ball shortly after dumping its load of water with additives in turbulent conditions.
A Great Falls pilot died in a plane crash while fighting wildfires in Australia on Wednesday.
Federal authorities will investigate why an airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area of Southern California while making an emergency return to the airport, dousing dozens of schoolchildren in a smelly vapor.