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Canadian authorities say a pilot reported a gyro failure before the Piper Malibu he and four passengers were in broke up and crashed in central Alberta. The pilot, Reagan Williams, lost his father Alan in a crash in British Columbia exactly five months earlier ...

NATCA is inviting you to take some time out of your work day next week to observe online a portion of its annual "Communicating for Safety" conference. The conference will be held in Chicago March 31 through April 2, with one Tuesday session (April 1) at 2:30-4:30 p.m. (EDT) entitled "Congestion -- Solving Gridlock Today" to be broadcast online. Check the online schedule for a full list of sessions. And click here to access Tuesday's session, online.

Five people on a Cessna 501 Citation were killed when the aircraft hit two houses while attempting an emergency landing at Biggin Hill Airport near London Sunday. Officials said the pilot steered the aircraft away from more populated areas before crashing on the edge of an estate ...

Build A Plane says it has 200 schools on a waiting list for donated airplanes that are used to teach a variety of disciplines and foster an interest in aviation. Donors get a tax receipt. Get in touch at BuildAPlane.org.