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A woman escaped serious injury when she fled from her parked car just before a Cessna 172 crashed into it. The aircraft was apparently trying to go around at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank when it hit power lines and crashed into the car, injuring all three on the plane. The woman saw it coming and got out, falling and scraping her knees ...

East Midlands Airport in England had to close 1,400 feet of runway when operators of a nearby racetrack allowed a large midway ride to be erected in the flight path. The closure was lifted just before two incoming cargo flights were cancelled because of the reduced runway length ...

The Department of Transportation suspended the public auction of two slots into Newark Airport Thursday, saying it wants to study the various legal arguments against the controversial idea. Airlines are generally against the idea as is the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.