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An Alaska Airlines MD-80 landed safely Monday afternoon at Seattle-Tacoma Airport after a foot-long gash opened up in the fuselage at 26,000 feet. A ramp vehicle had dented the airplane just before takeoff...

New Jersey has seen 44 aviation accidents so far this year, double the number in 2004. Thirteen people died, the Star-Ledger reported Sunday...

An emergency-services helicopter pilot in New Zealand was just getting to work when a call came in about a fatal car crash on Christmas Eve -- and one of the victims was his elderly father. Other pilots intervened to keep him away from the crash site and covered for him over the weekend...

China is building its first customer support center for the ARJ21 jet, the first commercial jet to be designed and built in China...

Profits in the civil aviation sector in China fell by half over the last year due to jumps in fuel prices, but the industry's growth is expected to continue...

Skywatchers in the Western U.S. could glimpse the re-entry of a space-probe capsule carrying comet-dust particles, on Jan. 15.