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  • Jordanian plane crashes in Syria; Islamic State says pilot captured

    A Jordanian F-16 plane crashed Wednesday near a city controlled by Islamic State extremists in northeastern Syria, and the pilot was captured by the militants, according to statements from both sides.
  • Small passenger plane crashes in Colombia killing seven: report

    A small passenger plane crashed in northern Colombia on Wednesday, killing all six passengers and the pilot, who had warned air traffic control of a mechanical fault moments before, the website of the El Tiempo newspaper reported. The Cessna aircraft...

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest'

    Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest'
    The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest." Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in...

    Two airliners clip wings in New York's LaGuardia Airport, no one injured

    Two commercial airliners loaded with passengers clipped each other's wings as they taxied through New York's LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, injuring no one but causing more than 280 travelers to have to change their plans. Southwest Airlines flight 449 to...

    FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision

    FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision
    This holiday season, one of the hottest-selling toys has been the quadcopter drone, a tiny remote-controlled helicopter that carries a small video camera anyplace the ground-based operator sends it. While some of these brightly colored quads weigh less...