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October 31, 2006, 5:05 AM

Commander 690A, Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2005–The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing caused the airplane to run off the runway and hit a sign, said the NTSB.

October 31, 2006, 5:03 AM

Challenger 600, Tupelo, Miss., March 9, 2005–Inadequate design of the STCed microphone jack assembly, resulting in restricted aft movement of the control column, was blamed for the accident of Romeo Mike Aviation’s Challenger.

October 31, 2006, 5:02 AM

Beech King Air 200, Bay View, Texas, Dec. 10, 2004–The ATP pilot’s failure to maintain directional control as a result of his improper runway selection was blamed for the Charter One King Air’s crash into trees on takeoff from Rancho Buena Vista Airport.

October 31, 2006, 5:00 AM

Dassault Falcon 20, Pine Bluff, Ark., Dec. 5, 2004–The NTSB determined the probable cause of a Falcon 20 overrun was the pilot’s misjudgment of speed and distance. Contributing factors were the moderate rain and the reported encounter with hydroplaning conditions.

October 31, 2006, 4:58 AM

Cessna 208 Caravan, Round Rock, Texas, Oct. 18, 2005–After losing power, the FedEx Caravan, operated by Baron Aviation of Vichy, Mo., was substantially damaged during a forced landing. The sole-occupant commercial pilot was seriously injured.

October 31, 2006, 4:57 AM

Beech 1900D, Ogdensburg, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2005–The US Airways Express flight was substantially damaged when it hit a coyote during its takeoff roll at Ogdensburg International Airport. The ATP-rated pilot, commercial copilot and passenger were not injured.

October 31, 2006, 4:55 AM

Bell 206L3 LongRanger, Gulf of Mexico, Oct. 6, 2005–The Industrial Helicopters Long-Ranger disappeared while operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The fate of the commercial pilot and two passengers is unknown, but they are presumed dead.

October 31, 2006, 4:53 AM

Cessna Caravan 208B, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Oct. 6, 2005–Icing conditions were present when the Caravan, operated by Morning Star Air Express under contract to FedEx, crashed after takeoff from Winnipeg International Airport at 5:40 a.m. en route to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

October 31, 2006, 4:48 AM

Although the NTSB has not yet determined a probable cause for the February 2 Challenger 600 accident at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, it has released a number of factual reports.

October 31, 2006, 4:45 AM

• In view of the enormous funds allocated for hurricane relief ($62 billion to date with more to come) and a mounting budget deficit, President Bush and legislators in both houses of Congress have been pushing programs that would reduce federal spending.

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