On The Fly...
Four adults and two children died in the crash of what officials said was a four-place Lancair at Kern Valley Airport in California. Witnesses said the pilot was attempting to go around after aborting a landing when the aircraft crashed in a nearby field ... .
JetBlue has broken ranks with the Air Transport Association and says it does not support an FAA funding proposal currently before the Senate. JetBlue says the per-mile charges and a 250-mile exemption included in that bill favor larger airlines who use a hub system, while JetBlue focuses on point-to-point flights ... .
Officials at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport say they’ll have to get better at guiding the Super Jumbo Airbus A380 around the field after it brushed a wingtip against a building. Engineers removed a damaged winglet and the winglet on the other wing and the aircraft took off for Chiang Mi four hours late ... .
An Air Force C-130 carrying three senators and a congressman had to take evasive action and release decoy flares after it came under attack shortly after takeoff from Baghdad. On board were Republican senators Mel Martinez of Florida, Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, as well as Representative Robert E. Cramer, a Democrat of Alabama ... .