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Four people, two students and two instructors, were killed in a midair collision between a Piper Seminole and a Cessna 172 late Saturday in southern Florida Saturday afternoon. The wreckage was found early Sunday in a practice area and authorities confirmed both aircraft were from flight schools ...

Timothy McCormack spent 10 months fixing Qantas 747s and signing off on work done by others but he'd never had any training as a maintenance engineer. He was exposed last year, charged in September and will be sentenced Dec. 17 to what the judge in his personation case indicated will be a long stretch ...

Reuters says Sao Paulo newpaper O Estado de S. Paulo will publish a report this week blaming the American pilots of a Legacy 600 business jet for a collision with a Gol airliner that killed all 155 people on the airliner in 2007. It cites a Brazilian Air Force report that says one of the bizjet pilots turned off the Legacy's transponder. A spokesman for the owner of the business jet says the report is more complicated than that.