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  • A worker carries a piece of wreckage as federal investigators and local officials scour Holy Cross Cemetery in Butte, Mont., in March 2009 after a small plane crashed there, leaving 14 dead. (Associated Press)

    Montana plane crash refuels tot lap-seat debate

    Federal transportation safety officials are using the deadly crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a long-standing debate about whether small children should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults.


  • An American Airlines Boeing 757 jet takes off from Miami International Airport in Miami on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. Federal officials have hit the airline with a record penalty of $24.2 million over maintenance lapses that caused thousands of canceled flights in 2008. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    FAA hits American Airlines with $24.2M penalty

    Federal officials are seeking a record penalty of $24.2 million against American Airlines over maintenance lapses that caused thousands of canceled flights in 2008.


  • In this photo taken June 16, 2010, John Kausner of Clarence Center, N.Y., left, who's 24-year-old daughter Ellyce died in the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in Feb. 2009, talks to Jeffrey Smisek, right, Continental Airlines President and CEO, to request his support for new airline safety provisions outside a congressional committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is on the verge of passing far-reaching airline safety legislation, and a lot of the credit goes to the families and friends of the 50 people died in the Flight 3407 crash more than a year ago. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    Congress ready to pass aviation safety measures

    The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said he is introducing a bill that would tighten measures for airlines after a deadly commuter plane crash in western New York in early 2009.


  • Crash of experimental plane kills 2 in western Pa.


  • Luna Campos (center) of Copenhagen, along with her husband, Albert Campos (right), is happily greeted by sister-in-law Ana Campos (left) as passengers from diverted United Flight 967 arrive at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)

    Feds launch probe into flight hit by turbulence

    The government on Wednesday began investigating how a United Airlines jetliner hit severe turbulence on a cross-country flight over Kansas, injuring at least 22 and jolting one woman out of her seat so forcefully that she left a crack when she hit the side of the cabin, authorities and a witness said.


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    MILLER: Feds out of room for rules you have to obey

    Somewhere deep within the bowels of a generic government building is a room filled with boxes of papers - papers that directly affect your life. This room would be something like the warehouse at the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - if only that warehouse were backroom storage space behind some cubicles.


  • FAA system issuing preflight pilot notices fails

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  • FAA bans use of anti-smoking drug

    NEW YORK (AP) - Pfizer Inc.'s once promising anti-smoking drug Chantix received another blow yesterday after a nonprofit group's report about serious physical side effects prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to ban the drug's use by pilots and air traffic controllers.


  • FAA bans use of anti-smoking drug

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer Inc.'s once promising anti-smoking drug Chantix received another blow yesterday after a nonprofit group's report about serious physical side effects prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to ban the drug's use by pilots and air traffic controllers.


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