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Two small aircraft collided yesterday over El Cajon, CA, shortly before 5 p.m. local time. Three souls, all aboard the aircraft, were lost. Multiple eye witnesses compared what they saw to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster -- a star shaped explosion in the sky with flaming debris raining down. The wreckage fell into a largely residential area and ignited one home, but no one on the ground was hurt. Early reports could not clearly identify either aircraft from the charred parts...

The comment period on the FAA's DC-ADIZ NPRM has closed, with a record 21,380 comments...

A team of 400 skydivers achieved a world-record formation drop above Thailand this week...

Fire broke out on board a UPS DC-8 cargo airplane yesterday, it made a safe emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. Flames were seen coming from the cargo area as the airplane touched down...

A Diamond DA-20 was apparently hot-wired, taxied away from its hangar, and then abandoned by the thief at a Salt Lake City airport early Monday morning...

Two Shorts 360 cargo airplanes that collided in mid-air in Wisc. on Sunday were taking pictures on a final shakedown flight before heading to Iraq. Three people died, and three survived after a gear-up landing...

EAA's Sport Pilot Tour makes it first 2006 stop at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday, Feb. 18. The free event features forums and demo flights...