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A pilot was hurt when his twin-engine cargo aircraft crashed into a Wal-Mart garden center in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday morning. The airplane apparently had just taken off and was trying to return to the airport. The pilot was able to walk away from the crash...

A V-22 Osprey being delivered to Edwards Air Force Base in California last month was damaged in a thunderstorm en route. Repairs will cost up to $1 million, officials said. The engine intakes sucked in pieces of ice, damaging the compressor blades. The crew made a precautionary landing in Prescott, Ariz....

An ultralight pilot followed and filmed migrating monarch butterflies for 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, finishing the trip last week after 72 days....

A bird and a Cessna bizjet collided at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport last week, forcing an emergency landing -- for the jet. No humans were hurt but the bird punctured a wing fuel tank. Local pilots have complained of bird hazards due to nearby dumps...

Groen Brothers Aviation has been awarded over $6 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to design a VTOL prototype aircraft for combat search-and-rescue missions...

NASA has formed the Commercial Crew/Cargo Project Office in Houston to help private industry provide cost-effective access to low-Earth orbit and the international space station...

A $10,000 reward is offered for the return of a 1979 Cessna T210, N210WX, white with red and black stripes, with aux tanks in extended wingtips. The airplane was stolen from Hermisillo, Mexico, on Nov. 6. It was the 7th GA aircraft stolen this year. Call Aviation Crime Prevention Institute at 800-969-5473.