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A plan by Brazil to start shooting down suspected drug runners has resulted in the U.S.'s threatening to withdraw aid. As early as July, Brazil says it will unleash the air force on aircraft whose pilots refuse to say who or what is on board. The U.S. wants to ensure safeguards are in place to protect innocent aircraft and occupants...

The runway lights went out at South Florida International Airport for the second time in three weeks last Friday. Nine incoming flights were diverted in the most recent three-hour outage but outbound flights got out before it got dark...

Helicopter logging is being tried in the swamps of Louisiana to prevent the environmental damage caused when ground equipment takes out the logs. Columbia Helicopters, of Oregon, is plucking the mature cypress trees from the swamp near Raceland...

A helicopter that crashed in India last year killing all 23 aboard had just been in for major maintenance. Newwindpress.com reports that there is no indication the MI-172 chopper had been tested after its tail rotor shaft and gearbox were replaced...

A Commemorative Air Force P-51C made an emergency off-field landing during an air show near Red Wing, Minn., on Saturday. The pilot was airlifted to hospital but his condition wasn't known at our deadline, nor was the fate of the aircraft, one of just four flying...

For NBC Dateline watchers, AVweb's interview with Captain Al Haynes.