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Hurricane Frances damaged the dream of dozens of veterans at Merritt Island. The Vietnam-era Huey helicopter they'd restored was all but wrecked when the pedestal hoisting it 15 feet in the air broke under the strain of the winds. It'll cost $10,000 to fix, money the veterans say they don't have...

Only the pilot was aboard a plane used to take children on flights to reward their academic achievement when it crashed at Kill Devil Hills Friday. Mark Guthrie was preparing for Youth Aviation Day Sept. 25 when his Cessna 172 came down short of the runway. He was seriously hurt...

The last active-duty C-141 Starlifters left McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey Thursday on their final flights to the military boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. The C-141 went into service in 1965 and has served in virtually every conflict involving the U.S. since. Brand-new C-17 Globemaster III transports will replace the Starlifters...

Apparently, the world's second-busiest airport can handle the world's longest airliner. At least it did last Wednesday, when Iberia Airlines had to use a stretched A340-600 for a trip from Madrid to replace the smaller plane normally used. Controllers have opposed allowing the plane into O'Hare until taxiways are widened to accommodate its turning radius.