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Jimmy Rossi, of Avalon Airshows Ltd., was killed October 4 after his F-86 Sabre crashed three miles from the San Isidro Air Base, near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Rossi was part of the air show that took place at that base during the weekend, sponsored by the Dominican Air Force. Rossi was the owner of a vintage F-86 and a MiG-15, with which he flew regularly in aerobatic shows and mock dogfights...

US Airways reported a $335 million third-quarter loss, which is an improvement over last yearís third-quarter loss of $766 million. The airline filed bankruptcy in August after months of restructuring, layoffs and flight reductions...

A group of British and Dutch planespotters, who were convicted of espionage, began a legal appeal in a Greek court on Monday. The group was arrested in November 2001 for observing planes at an air show...

Another flock of young whooping cranes started their migration to Florida following four ultralight planes. Itís part of the Operation Migration launched in 1994 to help save the birds from extinction.