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Pilot disorientation is the probable cause of a Cirrus SR-22 crash Jan. 18, 2003, according to the NTSB's final report on the accident, which occurred near Hill City, Minn. The pilot, Gary Prokop, and passenger James Cosak died in the crash. Prokop had only a VFR rating and flew into IMC inadvertently before the crash. There were no problems found with the plane...

A student pilot survived five days in the Malaysian jungle but his instructor wasn't so lucky. Mohd Nazarullah Mohd Sultan was found alive about a mile from the crashed Piper PA28. He had a broken arm and broken leg. Instructor Nasir Ma Lee was found dead about 650 feet from the wreckage...

The Collings Foundation's B-17, B-24 and B-25 bombers will visit Austin, Texas, at the end of the month. The fully restored World War II bombers will be open for tours (for a small fee) at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from March 31 to April 2.