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The NTSB says the uncommanded pitch-up that occurred in July 2008 aboard an MD-81 carrying then-Senator Barack Obama was the result of an inadvertent partial inflation of the evacuation slide and subsequent binding of the elevator control cables...

Thieves in Sweden used a helicopter as their getaway vehicle after robbing a cash depot in Stockholm. They took the precaution of leaving an "unknown package" at the police helicopter center, thus ensuring they wouldn't be followed...

The online reporting system for pilots crossing the U.S. border has improved, says AOPA...

The Idaho Aviation Hall of Fame will induct astronaut Barbara Morgan, pilot and executive David Hinson, and Maj. Gen. Robert F. Molinelli, former head of US Army Aviation, in a ceremony on Nov. 4. For info, e-mail aviationmuseum@cableone.net.

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