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Fire burns at a home after a small plane crashed into it Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Columbus, Ind. (AP Photo/Roger Johnson)

Small plane crashes into house in central Indiana

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A small, home-built plane piloted by an 81-year-old man crashed into a house Thursday in central Indiana, injuring the pilot and his passenger while a woman inside the home escaped unscathed […]

07/25/2013

July 24, 2013 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, abatement efforts underway near Hercules 265 Rig where fire has caused collapse of the drill floor and derrick following an explosion. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Sediment clogs wild natural gas well in the Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Natural gas has stopped flowing from a well that has been ablaze in the Gulf of Mexico and remaining small flames are from gas still in the pipe, regulators said Thursday. […]

07/25/2013

In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, a firefighter stands by a tarpaulin sheet covering a body near the wreckage of the Asiana Flight 214 airplane after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday, July 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Report: Fire rig had no heat-sensing equipment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat-sensing equipment that might have detected her in its path, a newspaper reported […]

07/22/2013

General view of the Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner 'Queen of Sheba' aeroplane, on the runway near Terminal 3, at Heathrow Airport, London, Friday July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

FAA wants Dreamliner transmitters inspected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines should inspect the emergency locator transmitters of all Boeing 787 “Dreamliners,” the Federal Aviation Administration urged Friday following a fire earlier in the week aboard one of the airliners while parked […]

07/21/2013

In this Jan. 8, 2009, photo provided by the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department, a small Draganflyer X6 drone is photographed during a test flight in Mesa County, Colo., with a Forward Looking Infer Red payload.  (AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team)

FAA warns public against shooting guns at drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who fire guns at drones are endangering the public and property and could be prosecuted or fined, the Federal Aviation Administration warned Friday. The FAA released a statement in response to […]

07/19/2013

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Japan Airlines Dreamliner safely returns to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo’s Narita Airport returned to Boston’s Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft. It’s the latest trouble for […]

07/18/2013

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FAA to expand airline first officer qualifications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount and type of flying experience first officers — also known as co-pilots — must have to qualify to fly for an airline will be significantly increased and expanded under new […]

07/10/2013

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NTSB: Pilot, stuntwoman practiced before Ohio crash

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A wing walker and aerobatic pilot killed in a fiery crash at an Ohio air show practiced their performance the previous day and reported no mechanical problems with the plane, according […]

07/04/2013

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SkySeer, autonomous drone aircraft used for surveillance and reconnaissance. (AP Photo)

Oregon drone mission: Keeping spuds happy

HERMISTON, Ore. (AP) — Experiments have begun in Oregon aimed at using the unmanned aircraft known as drones to keep potatoes happy. The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over […]

06/26/2013

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Wing walker, pilot had clean records

CINCINNATI (AP) — An aerobatic pilot and a wing walker killed in a fiery crash at an Ohio air show over the weekend had clean safety records, according to Federal Aviation Administration records released Monday, […]

06/24/2013

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FAA moving toward easing restrictions on some devices

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is moving toward easing restrictions on the use of some electronic devices during takeoff and landing. An industry-labor advisory committee was supposed to make recommendations next month to the […]

06/21/2013

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FAA: Boeing 787 diverted over low oil indicator

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A United Airlines Boeing 787 flying from London to Houston was diverted to Newark, N.J., on Thursday because of a low engine oil indicator. The Federal Aviation Administration said that United […]

06/20/2013

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