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July 6, 2007, 5:38 AM

Raytheon Beech 99, Billings, Mont., May 19, 2007–The nosegear of Beech 99 N950AA, registered to Alpine Aviation of Provo, Utah, collapsed on landing at Billings, causing minor damage. There were no injuries.

July 6, 2007, 5:36 AM

MD 369, Broadview, Mont., May 28, 2007–Helicopter N765HV was flying powerline patrol when it crashed near Broadview, killing one of the crewmembers and seriously injuring the other two. The MD 369, registered to Dylan Aviation, of Fairfield, Pa., was destroyed in the accident.

July 6, 2007, 5:33 AM

Bombardier CL600-2B19 CRJ, Lake Michigan, Mich., April 7, 2007–The Mesa Airlines CRJ was substantially damaged when the thrust reverser translating cowling broke off the left engine during cruise and struck the horizontal and vertical stabilizers.

July 6, 2007, 5:30 AM

Cessna Citation 550, Rifle, Colo., May 29, 2007–Citation N575BW, landing at Garfield County Regional Airport, overran the runway, in an accident similar to one on March 23, when a Dassault Falcon 900 slid off the Rifle runway.

July 6, 2007, 5:27 AM

Eurocopter AS 350B3, San Elizario, Texas, May 22, 2007–The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Operations AS 350 was destroyed when it crashed after a loss of control while maneuvering on a routine border patrol mission.

July 6, 2007, 5:22 AM

Cessna Citation S550 Bravo, Dillon, Mont., May 3, 2007–The ATP-rated owner-pilot and a passenger were killed when the Citation Bravo crashed on a circling instrument approach at Dillon in VMC.

July 5, 2007, 12:31 PM

The Solar Impulse has made significant progress toward its goal of being the first solar-powered aircraft to fly at night. Led by psychiatrist and accomplished aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, the team began construction of the 200-foot-wingspan prototype in late April.

July 5, 2007, 12:27 PM

The crash of a Chalk’s Ocean Airways Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard on Dec. 19, 2005, was due to failure of the amphibian’s right wing.

July 5, 2007, 12:17 PM

Virgin USA has launched Virgin Charter, an online marketplace for charter operators and customers.

July 5, 2007, 12:10 PM

Airbus CEO John Leahy confirmed at the Paris Air Show that the company has the first firm commitment for its giant A380 airliner for conversion to an executive/VIP role.

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