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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Report: Jet hit unlisted pole in fatal Ga. crash

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say the plane with Vein Guys medical practice employees aboard hit the unlighted pole at the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport near Augusta the night of Feb. 20, 2013.

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Related Topix: McDuffie County, GA, Energy, Georgia Power, US News

3 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Like Amazon, other firms want permission to fly drones

Amazon made headlines this month when it sought permission from the U.S. government to test its drone-based delivery service, but it's far from the only company that's applied for such approval.

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Related Topix: Amazon, US News

7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Retired federal employees busted for $4 million 'sovereign citizen' tax fraud scheme

A married pair of former Federal Aviation Administration employees from Washington was sentenced this week for their role in a tax fraud scheme.

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Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

11 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Small plane stuns beachgoers with safe landing on sand behind condo in Miami Beach

The cover photo of Jafet Cordeiro’s Facebook page shows his gold-and-black trimmed Cessna Skyhawk parked on a non-descript runway.

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Related Topix: Miami-Beach, FL, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Cessna 172, Cessna Aircraft, Tamiami, FL, US News

16 hrs ago | News Observer

U.S. citations against airlines soar

Southwest Airlines sent an online offer to about 10 million people in January 2013 for flights from Dallas to Branson, Mo., for a bargain price of $66.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Branson, MO, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

News10.net

Seattle wants drone rules after Space Needle buzzingSeattle wants...

Seattle officials are looking for new ways to push for drone regulation to be enforced by the Federal Aviation Administration after a small drone buzzed the Space Needle last week.

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Related Topix: Recreation, Space Needle, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, US News

KTVK Phoenix

US Airways Express plane evacuated in Phoenix

Passengers aboard a US Airways Express plane had to be evacuated at Sky Harbor Airport after a report of smoke in a bathroom.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, US News

CultureMap

Southwest Airlines' rogue repairs result in proposed $12 million fine from FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $12 million fine against Southwest Airlines for what it deems improper repairs on 44 jetliners.

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Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Travel

EETimes

Re: FAA proceeding appropriately

True...progress has non-zero risk...but do you I want to die in a plane crush due to some moron flying his drone at YVR? no, thank you Progress is never accompanied by zero risk.

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Related Topix: US News

WGN-TV Chicago

Man posts touching message to wife hours before struck, killed by crashing plane

A Ommy Irizarry, 36, and his daughter Oceana, 9, died following after being hit by a plane attempting to land on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida.

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Related Topix: Venice, FL, Sarasota County, FL, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Piper Cherokee, Piper Aircraft, US News

The Star Online

File picture of a Qantas flight landing at Adelaide airport. - AFP

Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday it would continue flying over Iraqi airspace, despite alliance partner Emirates deciding to alter its routes over concerns about jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 crash.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Small airplane from Richland crashes in Idaho

The Clearwater County sheriff's office says a helicopter crew with Two Bear Air Helicopter of Whitefish, Montana, spotted the wreckage Monday near the Blackhead Mountain area west of Lolo Pass.

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Related Topix: Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WLS-AM Chicago

One Congressman's Quest to Protect Jetliners from Missiles

Rep. Steve Israel wants all new U.S. commercial airliners to include some kind of missile defense systems to protect against a terror attack.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steve Israel, Strategic Defense Initiative, Charles Schumer, US Senate

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics

KIMA

FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines over improper 737 repairs

The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737, Aircraft, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

AVweb

Garmin Introduces Connext Wireless Cockpit

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association .

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Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Cessna 150, Aircraft, Cessna Aircraft, Cirrus SR22, Cirrus Aircraft, US News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737

Recordpub.com

Two killed in Hancock County small plane crash

The Hancock County sheriff's office says that the crash occurred at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Hancock County, OH, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Mashable

Drone Beat: Obama's Executive Order, a 20-Minute Rescue and More

The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they're a photographer's secret weapon.

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Related Topix: Social Software, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

In a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday, 30 professors said a clarification the agency issued last month on what rules model aircraft hobbyists must follow would eliminate the ability of researchers to use small, unmanned aircraft on low-altitude flights over private property.

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Related Topix: US News

KSL-TV

Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Air Accidents, Sarasota County, FL, Venice, FL, US News

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