Craig Field

New Aviation Company Bringing Jet Traffic and Jobs to Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A new aviation company is bringing more jet plane traffic to Craig Field in Selma — as well as about 30 new jobs. City Jet/Turbine Worx is opening a dispatch facility and aircraft maintenance operation on the flight line out at Craig Field — in Hangar 251. Ron Mays is the company’s founder and chief…

Two Naval Pilots Killed in Plane Crash in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Authorities identify the victims in a deadly plane crash Wednesday in Dallas County. Sheriff Mike Granthum says Vincent Segars and Joshua Fuller died in the crash. Granthum says both Segars and Fuller were Navy pilots. He says they were flying on a private plane from Jasper to Pensacola. “We don’t know which one was flying…

Victims Identified in Fatal Plane Crash Near Craig Field in Selma as U.S. Navy Pilots

Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed two people died onboard a plane that crashed near Craig Field in Selma Wednesday. The victims have been identified as Capt. Vincent Segars and Commander Joshua Fuller of the U.S. Navy. Both are pilots and were en route to Pensacola, Florida from Jasper, Alabama on a civilian plane. According to the U.S. Navy, Capt….

Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigates County’s 2nd Murder of 2019

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the county’s second murder of the year. Sheriff Mike Granthum says 30 year old Danathian Crum was shot to death Friday night while answering the door at his girlfriend’s house. Granthum says deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from a female juvenile at a house on the 700…

Local Airports Get FAA Grants for Improvements

  Several local airports are getting grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says that overall, 19 Alabama airports will be getting more than $9.7 million. “This $9.7 million in funding awarded by the Department of Transportation will significantly aid in the development of local airports across the state of Alabama,” Shelby said…

Montgomery Airport Among Several Alabama Airports Awarded FAA Grant

The Federal Avation Administration is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants. Airports in Alabama are among the recipients. “This significant investment in airport improvements in Alabama will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Grant awards include: South Alabama Regional at…