Airplane http://kplu.org en Apparent airplane panel falls on Kent neighborhood http://kplu.org/post/apparent-airplane-panel-falls-kent-neighborhood <p></p><p>KENT, Wash. – A piece of metal that could be a landing gear door from an airplane fell to the ground Friday morning in a Kent neighborhood.</p><p>Witnesses say it hit the ground and skipped about 30 feet before stopping in a street. No one was hit.</p><p><a href="http://is.gd/NJjJkY">KOMO reports</a> the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:43:30 +0000 The Associated Press 6249 at http://kplu.org 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash http://kplu.org/post/jonathan-livingston-seagull-author-bach-injured-plane-crash-san-juan-island Pilot and author Richard Bach was hurt Friday when the small plane he was flying tangled in power lines as he attempted to land, according to media reports.<p>Bach, who is 76, was flying on San Juan Island, Wash., about 100 miles north of Seattle, when the crash occurred. The <em>San Juan Islander</em> says Bach <a href="http://www.sanjuanislander.com/island-newshome/more/emergency-services/5126-plane-cuts-power-line-crashes-off-san-juan-valley-rd">"snagged" the electrical lines</a>, snapped two power poles in half and landed upside down in grass. Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:15:17 +0000 Korva Coleman 6173 at http://kplu.org 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' Author Richard Bach Injured In Plane Crash Up, up and away: Airplane! http://kplu.org/post/and-away-airplane <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955531.mp3</p><p>Flight has always inspired humans, from the days when Icarus flew his wax and feather contraption too close to the sun. An accident like his could never happen today. We have learned too much about the mechanics of flight, and Strategic Air Command would have vaporized him once he left controlled airspace.</p><p>Icarus could never have imagined that his dream of flight would be an inspiration to anyone who has ever tied 75 helium balloons to a lawn chair.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:06:51 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 915 at http://kplu.org Up, up and away: Airplane!