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A British mercenary will plead guilty to trying to kill a drug lord with a surplus military jet, according to lawyers in the case. David Tomkins is charged with trying to buy a Cessna A-37B Dragonfly from undercover agents to launch an air raid against the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar under a contract from Escobar's rivals...

There's some tragic irony in the death of an Australian woman in a plane crash in Indonesia. Priscilla Hall was about to take her first parachute jump when the aircraft lost power shortly after takeoff and ditched in Lake Lido, near Jakarta. All five people aboard died...

Eclipse Aviation has received a $45 million industrial revenue bond package from the city of Albuquerque as well as $777,000 in property tax breaks. The company promised to create 300 jobs in exchange for the financing and tax break. The deal was supported unanimously by city council...

A cyclist was killed by an airplane at Suben, Austria, last Saturday. Police say the man was riding a bicycle at the airport when a biplane drifted off the runway while landing and struck him on the head with its propeller…

A German World War II bomber pilot will apologize to a British town for almost wrecking a church. Willie Schludecker jettisoned bombs during a dogfight over Northumberland in 1942. One of them hit an ancient Saxon church. The bomb punched a hole in the building but didn't go off. Schludecker only recently found out about the incident and plans a trip to England to say he's sorry...

It's not just airspace congestion passengers using Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport had to worry about this week. Drivers hoping to make flights were turned away from the airport on Wednesday after the parking lots filled up. Officials hoped to have some room by today...

The Organization of Black Airline Pilots is having its annual convention at Disney World. The convention runs from Aug. 18 to Aug. 22.