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Both occupants of a Cirrus SR22 walked away from what became a fiery crash at Lincoln Park Airport in New Jersey, Sunday afternoon. The aircraft was landing when it started to the left of the runway, the pilot applied throttle, and the aircraft veered further left, according to a policeman interviewed by the Associated Press. The aircraft impacted trees some 100 feet from the runway. The two men escaped the wreckage before it burned...

Three people were killed and five injured during the forced landing of a Cessna Grand Caravan in British Columbia, Saturday. Initial reports indicate the pilot called a Mayday because of engine problems on a scheduled flight between Tofino, on Vancouver Island, and Vancouver, and made an emergency landing in rough terrain near Port Alberni...

Cirrus Design announced today that Chief Operating Officer David Coleal has been promoted to President of the company (he keeps the COO job, too) and company co-founder Dale Klapmeier is now vice chairman of the board of directors. Klapmeier's brother Alan remains CEO and chairman of the board...

A passenger who spat at an American Trans Air flight attendant for refusing him alcohol was sentenced to 70 months in jail by a Honolulu court. Zacariah Dodge wasn't supposed to drink at all as part of his probation terms when he got drunk on the flight and was cut off by the attendant...

Companies are getting their messages out via satellite thanks to Google Maps by painting their logos on rooftops. At least one Target store has already emblazoned its familiar bull's-eye on the roof for a seen-from-space (or aircraft) ad...

Someone might want to clean up a leftover Halloween prank near Leesburg, Va., that's tricking overflying pilots. There's apparently a pretty good mockup of a downed Piper in the woods and pilots have been reporting it to ATC.