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October 10, 2007, 11:45 AM

Continuing “challenges” involving the assembly of the first Boeing 787 prototype have forced the company to delay first flight and certification by at least six months, Boeing said today.

October 10, 2007, 11:31 AM

ROCKWELL AERO COMMANDER 690B, HOMERVILLE, GA., MARCH 27, 2003–An in-flight encounter with unforecast severe turbulence resulted in the design limits of Aero Commander 690B N53LG being exceeded an overload failure of the airframe, concluded the NTSB.

October 10, 2007, 11:26 AM

LEARJET 35A, GROTON, CONN., AUG. 4, 2003–The first officer’s inadvertent retraction of the flaps during low-altitude maneuvering caused Learjet N135PT to stall and crash into a house while attempting to land at the Groton/New London Airport, said the NTSB.

October 10, 2007, 11:13 AM

LEARJET 25B, DEL RIO, TEXAS, SEPT. 19, 2003–Learjet 25B N666TW was destroyed when it overran the departure end of Runway 13 while landing at the Del Rio International Airport (DRT). The ATP-rated captain was killed, and the first officer was seriously injured.

October 10, 2007, 11:11 AM

HAWKER SIDDELEY HS-125-700A, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, SEPT. 20, 2003–While the crew was practicing stalls, Hawker N45BP, operated by Starflite, of Houston, was destroyed when it went down 15 miles northwest of the Beaumont airport. All three pilots on board were all killed.

October 10, 2007, 11:09 AM

PIPER PA-31T CHEYENNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, JULY 28, 2004–The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the crash of a Cheyenne that was destroyed when it crashed in rugged terrain approximately 18 nm from Benalla Airport, Victoria.

October 10, 2007, 11:08 AM

RAYTHEON BEECH KING AIR A90, PENSACOLA, FLA., AUG. 17, 2004–Taking off from Pensacola Regional for a post-maintenance test flight, Eclipse Enterprises’ King Air N45TT suddenly returned to the airport and crashed on the runway.

October 10, 2007, 11:06 AM

BELL 407, BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NEV., AUG. 21, 2004–At 11:58 p.m., an Access Air Ambulance Bell 407, N2YN, crashed in rugged mountainous terrain about 27 nm southwest of Battle Mountain.

October 10, 2007, 11:03 AM

Previously this column has addressed efforts within the federal government to transform our nation’s air transportation system. Policy leaders believe that the business model of traditional airlines has reached its limit and simply is incapable of meeting the need for efficient travel.

October 10, 2007, 10:59 AM

• Even though the Senate and the House of Representatives did not sit in session during August, a multitude of committee and subcommittee meetings convened during this period to look into the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the aftermath and how to avoid such events in the future.