May 8, 2015 Dozens of aging fighters and bombers flew over the National Mall to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.
April 13, 2015 Alaska Airlines Flight 448 returned to Seattle, after the pilot heard "banging from beneath the aircraft." It turned out that a ramp agent had fallen asleep in the cargo hold.
A Delta jet which skidded off the runway at LaGuardia airport is attended by emergency personnel in New York City, on Thursday.
March 5, 2015 The Delta Air Lines flight inbound from Atlanta ran into a fence on the side of the tarmac. A spokesman for the Port Authority said none of the injuries was life-threatening.
A pilot for Earl's Flying Service sprays chemicals on a field in southeastern Missouri.
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December 17, 2014 Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop-duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.
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Airbus' patented design for amphitheater-like seating.
November 17, 2014 The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.
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Suspicious travel companions: Bacteria can survive for days on surfaces inside a plane. But that doesn't mean you have to take these critters home with you.
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July 14, 2014 We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.
A Dornier 17 bomber, which Germany used in the first years of World War II, is lowered onto a salvage barge in the English Channel, 70 years after the craft was shot down.
June 10, 2013 Shot down during the Battle of Britain more than 70 years ago, the rare Dornier 17 bomber was salvaged from the murky depths of the English Channel Monday.
The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, flies over Switzerland. The makers will be journeying across the U.S. this spring, hoping the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
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March 27, 2013 Creators of a solar-powered aircraft hope to fly it day and night across the U.S. with no fuel, and eventually around the world. It's a quixotic — some might call it nutty — undertaking. But the creators hope the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
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Is this the flight to Hartsfield?
April 12, 2012 A bat got loose in the cabin of a Delta flight bound for Atlanta from Wisconsin last summer. After the plane returned to the airport, the bat escaped. Public health workers scrambled to find the passengers and make sure they hadn't been exposed to rabies.
October 21, 2010 Nothing says "vacation" like getting blown across a beach by the engine blast of a jumbo jet.
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