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About 100 people, including Sultan Ibrahim Muhammadu Maccido, the head of all Nigerian Muslims died when an ADC Airlines aircraft (type unknown) crashed shortly after takeoff from Nigeria's capital of Abuja on Sunday...

Seattle-area officials are pondering a deal to trade Boeing Field for a railway right of way that would open up 47 miles of bicycle trails. The airport would remain under the deal, but management would shift to the port authority from King County...

The FAA is investigating why a Northwest Airlink regional jet lined up on a closed runway at Pensacola Regional Airport Sept. 24. The Pensacola tower was closed but a controller in the TRACON noticed the error and redirected the flight when it was four miles out. The closed runway was blocked by construction equipment...

Quest Aircraft has been named Business of the Year in its hometown of Sandpoint, Idaho. The company has developed a turboprop bushplane called the Kodiak and has expanded its workforce by 82 percent in the last year...

Four air show legends will be inducted into the International Council of Air Shows Hall of Fame in December. They include Marion Cole, Eddy Greene, Patty Wagstaff and Paul Mantz...