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A Columbia 400 impacted a mountain ridge Monday around noon, 50 miles east of its departure airport, San Diego's Gillespie field. The aircraft was bound for Scottsdale. The event may mark the first fatal crash of a Columbia aircraft. Three people plus one dog aboard the aircraft were killed. The aircraft's emergency beacon was not active when the aircraft was found Wednesday. Columbia aircraft sent an official release Wednesday afternoon...

Two survivors of an Arkansas plane crash on Sunday called for aid via text messaging, and were rescued...

The second Airbus A380 successfully completed its first flight on Tuesday morning over Toulouse, France...

Passengers refused to board a Helios jet in Cyprus after it experienced mechanical problems; the airline said the airplane was fixed, but the pax were unconvinced...

A second satellite to support WAAS for the GPS system was launched on Sunday.