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  • Two dead as ultralight helicopter crashes in Colorado

    DENVER (Reuters) - Both people aboard an ultralight helicopter-like aircraft were killed when it crashed into a river in western Colorado, authorities said on Sunday. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office said the aircraft reportedly took off from the...
  • Disabled Southwest Airlines plane makes emergency landing at LAX

    A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport after the plane's flaps malfunctioned. Flight 1704, which took off from Sacramento, was supposed to land at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank but was diverted...
  • Families of victims of Flight MH17 downing plan to sue Ukraine, president

    Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said Sunday. Professor of aviation law Elmar Giemulla,...
  • Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing

    Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight to Poland after emergency landing
    A Boeing Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. The plane, owned by Polish state airline LOT,...
  • Military firms likely to benefit from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Three days after U.S. warships fired 47 cruise missiles at Sunni militant targets in northern Syria last week, the Pentagon signed a $251-million deal to buy more Tomahawks from Raytheon Co., a windfall for the military giant and its many subcontractors....
  • Five dead in helicopter crash in France near Swiss border

    STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - Five Swiss nationals died in a helicopter crash near the eastern French city of Montbeliard on Thursday, French authorities said. One further passenger was seriously wounded, while another was being extracted from the...
  • No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years

     No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years
    The death of an 80-year-old pilot in the crash of a private plane in Kendall County may have some people wondering: Is there an age limit on pilots' licenses? The cause of Sunday evening's crash, in which Elgin attorney John Juergensmeyer died after his...
  • Aireon to offer satellite tracking free to help search for missing planes

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aireon LLC, a provider of satellite-based aircraft monitoring, said on Monday it will offer its tracking data for free to help authorities search for future missing planes. The system will go live in 2017, when its parent company...
  • One person killed in plane crash in Anza-Borrego Desert

    A man has been killed in the crash of a small plane in a desolate part of the Anza-Borrego Desert, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said Saturday. The plane, a single-engine Cessna, crashed Friday in a part of the desert known as the Borrego...
  • Task force delays aircraft tracking plans promised after MH370 mystery

    TORONTO (Reuters) - An airline industry-led task force looking at ways to improve plane tracking after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 has delayed its recommendations, possibly until December. A spokeswoman for the International...
  • ODU prepares for Conference USA favorite Marshall

    NORFOLK — One of Old Dominion coach and movie hound Bobby Wilder's favorite flicks is "We Are Marshall," the story of the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 players and 70 members of the Thundering Herd football and athletic family....