Historic Plane Which Was One Of America's First True Airliners Visits South Coast

It’s an incredible sight which attract crowds wherever it lands. It’s a Ford Tri-Motor, a type of pane which was world’s first mass produced airliner. This plane visiting Camarillo Airport was built in 1928, and was one of the actual aircraft used to start the first coast to coast passenger airline service. As the name implies, it has three engines, and has a distinctive all silver corrugated steel finish. Now, the plane is operated as a flying museum by the America’s Experimental Aircraft Association Foundation, not just educating people but giving them the chance to go on the flight of a lifetime.

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It’s an incredible sight which attract crowds wherever it lands.

It’s a Ford Tri-Motor, a type of pane which was world’s first mass produced airliner. This plane visiting Camarillo Airport was built in 1928, and was one of the actual aircraft used to start the first coast to coast passenger airline service. As the name implies, it has three engines, and has a distinctive all silver corrugated steel finish.

Now, the plane is operated as a flying museum by the America’s Experimental Aircraft Association Foundation, not just educating people but giving them the chance to go on the flight of a lifetime.

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)

Tragedy hit the South Coast, when an apartment fire left a father and his young son dead.

The blaze was discovered just after four a.m. Friday in a two story apartment complex on the 200 block of East C Street in Port Hueneme. A mother and daughter were able to flee the apartment, but a father and his young son were trapped inside. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ventura County firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 15 minutes, before it could spread to neighboring units. There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire, or the identity of the victims.

Police say they are still trying to figure out what led to two teenagers being shot in Ventura.

Officers were called to a motel on the 2100 block of East Harbor Boulevard just before midnight Wednesday night, by reports of a shooting. They found a 17 year old boy, and an 18 year old each with gunshot wounds to their legs.

The two had apparently been fleeing a gunman when they were shot. Officers were unable to find the gunman, but are hoping the surveillance video from the motel might help identify him.

An incident that began with a reported reckless driver turned into a major chase Wednesday.

Police in Santa Barbara said the driver had pulled over at about 5:30, but then took off.

The car was went south on the freeway at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, both on the shoulder and in and out of traffic.

(Photo by John Palminteri)

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train at a South Coast train station.

Witnesses told police that a man appeared to be trying to cross railroad tracks just as a passenger train was arriving at Santa Barbara’s train station last night.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name hasn’t been released yet.

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President Trump signed an executive action on Friday aimed at reducing red tape. It directs each federal agency to set up a task force to identify costly regulations that could be scaled back.

"Every regulation should have to pass a simple test," Trump said. "Does it make life better or safer for American workers or consumers? If the answer is no, we will be getting rid of it — and getting rid of it quickly."

An ISIS-claimed car bomb exploded near the Syrian town of al-Bab, killing at least 51 people in an area that Turkish-backed rebels recently seized from Islamic State militants.

At least 34 of those killed were civilians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group. Witnesses told Reuters that the bomb went off in the village of Sousian, five miles north of al-Bab, at a rebel checkpoint crowded with people who had fled the fighting and were preparing to return to their homes.

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