Prospect Airport Hosts Helibase

PROSPECT, Ore. — All 4,000 feet of the runway at theĀ  Prospect State Airport are being used by helicopters to aid in the firefight, as they bring both crews and supplies right to the fire line. Helicopters dotted the sky above prospect, constantly returning to the helibase to fill up on supplies before heading right … Continue reading »

Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

[UPDATE: 6:52p.m.] South Central Oregon Fire Management leaders said fire crews are being pulled off the fire lines because of lighting. They said as soon as the situation becomes safe again, the crews will move back in. Fire Management officials said they don’t expect it to grow too much more at this time. There is … Continue reading »

News Helicopter Crashes; Two Dead

SEATTLE, WA. — Two people are dead and one other is in critical condition after a KOMO News helicopter crashed and burned this morning near the Space Needle. Emergency personnel immediately rushed to the scene. Two vehicles were struck in the crash, witnesses said a man could be seen running from one car with his … Continue reading »

Pilot Not Injured After Engine Failure

NEAR SHADY COVE, Ore. — Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) crews confirmed the pilot on a helicopter fighting fires on Highway 62 is not injured. The pilot reported an in-flight emergency around 3 p.m. Sunday and told officials he was going down. ODF crews said he lost power but his rotar was still spinning. The … Continue reading »