On The Fly

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An experienced helicopter pilot walked into the rotor of his aircraft on Friday and was killed. Harold “Gene” Jones, 64, left the Bell 407 running while he offloaded baggage at Morristown, Tenn. Airport and was struck in the head while walking back to the aircraft ... .

The comment period on new rules for aircraft crossing the U.S. border has been extended until Dec. 4. The extension came at the request of aviation groups who say there are serious flaws with the proposed rule ... .

An unknown type of aircraft ended up in a river beside Napa County Airport early Sunday after the nose baggage door came open during the takeoff roll. The pilot wasn’t injured after running the plane off the end of the runway and into the river after an unsuccessful attempt to abort the takeoff.