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The Associated Press is reporting that Iranian officials knew of problems with a C-130 that crashed into an apartment building, killing a total of more than 120 people. The plane's pilot was attempting an emergency landing at Tehran's airport when the accident occurred...

Put another log on the fire and start planning your trip to Oshkosh. EAA opened the AirVenture 2006 Web site earlier this week and it will be regularly updated with information on the next big show...

Australian Air Force F/A-18s and Blackhawk helicopters will be in the air over the opening and closing ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne next year to dissuade would-be troublemakers. During the Games themselves they'll be on alert at nearby bases...

A Chicago councilman has proposed an ordinance that would prevent "seaplanes, manned balloons, gliders, helicopters and other 'non-conventional types of aircraft'" from taking off within three miles of the city's waterfront...

A 16-year-old math whiz's analysis of a 200-year-old mathematical mystery could help engineers design better wings. Michael Viscardi, who is home-schooled in San Diego, won a $100,000 college scholarship for his six months of work on a problem first posed by mathematician Lejeune Dirichlet in the 19th century.