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May 1, 2007, 6:53 AM

Aero Commander 690A, Anchorage, Alaska, July 28, 2006–Commander Northwest Aero Commander N57096 is presumed to have crashed about 23 miles west-southwest of Anchorage. Neither the airplane nor its three occupants have been located.

May 1, 2007, 6:43 AM

Pilatus PC-12, Big Timber, Mont., June 24, 2006–The PC-12 was destroyed and both occupants killed when N768H crashed after loss of control on takeoff from Big Timber Airport. The ATP-rated pilot was giving instruction to the owner of the airplane, a private pilot.

May 1, 2007, 6:38 AM

Piaggio Avanti, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 20, 2007–The Avanti, operated by fractional operator Avantair, was substantially damaged when landing at Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

May 1, 2007, 6:34 AM

Dassault Falcon 900, Rifle, Colo., March 23, 2007–Falcon N129KJ sustained substantial damage when it overran the 7,000-foot-long runway at Garfield County Regional Airport at night in VFR.

May 1, 2007, 6:32 AM

McDonnell Douglas MD-369FF, Haena, Hawaii, March 11, 2007–The Inter-Island Helicopters MD-369 was destroyed and a passenger was killed when the helicopter crashed into trees during a sightseeing tour.

May 1, 2007, 6:17 AM

Eurocopter AS 350BA AStar, Princeville, Hawaii, March 8, 2007–Four people were killed and the Heli-USA Airways AStar was substantially damaged following loss of control while it was landing at Princeville Airport. VMC had prevailed for the 45-minute air-tour flight.

May 1, 2007, 6:09 AM

While the investigation into the causes of the September midair between an Embraer Legacy operated by Long Island-based ExcelAire and a Boeing 737 operated by Brazilian low-cost airline Gol is still under way, Brazil’s ATC system is already feeling the repercussions of the investigation, which ha

May 1, 2007, 5:55 AM

• At the end of March, lawmakers took a spring break that ended in mid-April, leaving in a holding pattern approval of House and Senate supplemental emergency spending bills totaling $124 billion for the Iraq war. On their return, they

May 1, 2007, 5:46 AM

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the FAA to provide veterans with disabilities on-the-job training as air traffic controllers or technicians installing and repairing ATC equipment.

May 1, 2007, 5:43 AM

A group of airports, local governments and residents asked Congress to order the complete phase-out of all Stage 1 and Stage 2 aircraft in the new FAA reauthorization bill currently being debated.

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