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A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft lands on the deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard amphibious assault ship last June off the coast of Sydney, Australia. An MV-22 Osprey that had launched from the USS Bonhomme was conducting regularly scheduled operations when it crashed into the water off Australia's east coast August 5. Jason Reed/AP hide caption

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Amelia Earhart eats dinner at a Cleveland hotel. Her in-flight menu, however, was usually simple, often consisting of tomato juice and a hard-boiled egg. Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images hide caption

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A closer look at a recently unearthed photo shows a short-haired figure who could be aviator Amelia Earhart. U.S. National Archives, courtesy Les Kinney hide caption

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U.S. National Archives, courtesy Les Kinney

Luiz Otávio of Brazil's Chapecoense (left) celebrates with teammate Wellington Paulista after scoring against Colombia's Atlético Nacional in April. Chapecoense has a chance at another title — that of the Recopa Sudamericana — when it plays Atlético again in the second leg of the final this week. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Air traffic controllers at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., are using new technology that lets them exchange digital messages with pilots. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Air Traffic Controllers And Pilots Can Now Communicate Electronically

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Families of passengers who were flying in an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo react as they wait outside the Cairo airport on Thursday. Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani police stand guard as a Pakistan International Airline plane taxis on a runway in Islamabad on Feb. 8. The national carrier has struggled in recent years with a $3 billion debt. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

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United Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on July 8, grounded by a computer glitch. Some 3,500 United passengers around the world were delayed. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

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The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii in early July. The team behind the sun-powered airplane says it will be grounded until next spring. Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo/Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo hide caption

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