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July 25, 2007, 5:44 AM

Bombardier CL600-2B19 CRJ, Asheville, N.C., March 19, 2006 – The NTSB found that company maintenance personnel improperly installed the pilot’s windshield on the Pinnacle Airlines jet, which resulted in flame and smoke in the cockpit and the subsequent emergency landing.

July 25, 2007, 5:40 AM

Beech King Air 200, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Feb. 3, 2006 – The landing accident that killed all six people on board the King Air 200 was caused by the pilot’s failure to maintain control during approach for undetermined reasons, the NTSB said.

July 25, 2007, 5:37 AM

Bell 212, Guipuzcoa, Spain, June 13, 2007 – The two commercial pilots flying the Spanish-registered Bell 212 from Santander Airport to Alicante Airport in Spain were killed when the twin-engine helicopter crashed in unknown circumstances.

July 25, 2007, 5:35 AM

Cessna 208B Caravan, Quepos, Costa Rica, March 22, 2007 – Costa Rican-registered Cessna Caravan TI-BBG landed at the Aeropuerto La Managua, near Quepos, Costa Rica, and when the crew shut down the engine there was an engine fire.

July 25, 2007, 5:33 AM

A coalition of general aviation interests was successful in getting aircraft sales and use taxes repealed in Rhode Island when Gov. Donald Carcieri signed legislation that exempts the sale, storage, use or other consumption of new or used aircraft and aircraft parts from taxation.

July 25, 2007, 5:31 AM

The tax committee of the NBAA will host two events in conjunction with its 57th annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas in October.

July 25, 2007, 5:30 AM

The two buildings that house the offices of the FAA in Washington have been named after the Wright brothers. The structures are situated along Independence Avenue, separated from each other by 7th Street.

July 25, 2007, 5:29 AM

Embraer ERJ 135, Boston, June 20, 2007 – Despite a gear-down-and-locked indication with three green lights, the crew of the American Eagle ERJ 135 noticed, just before touchdown at Logan International Airport, a “landing gear lever disagree” message on a flight computer console.

July 25, 2007, 5:28 AM

When President Bush signed the FAA reauthorization act (generally known as Vision 100) late last year, the bill called on the agency to work with airports, communities and other agencies to protect the environment while sustaining the economic vitality that will result from continued growth of av

July 25, 2007, 5:26 AM

• Congress recessed for about a week to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday and returned to face a full plate of pending legislation before recessing again from July 26 through early next month.

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