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NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

...pilot was flying solo practicing instrument approaches to a military base and was communicating with Charleston air traffic controllers, military officials said.Col. Stephen Jost, commander of the 20th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Air force Base...
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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash repeatedly set a plane for such a low altitude for no apparent reason. The report said Lubitz did so while air traffic controllers were asking him to bring the airplane down gradually from 35,000 feet to 21,000 feet for its descent to Barcelona...
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Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...right in front," McCaul said.The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot had not been in contact with air traffic controllers and the FAA didn't authorize him to enter restricted airspace.The White House said President Barack Obama...
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Air traffic controller to be honored

An air traffic controller who guided a disoriented pilot on a flight to Juneau last summer will be honored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association on Wednesday.Parker Corts of Anchorage will receive...
Survey: Flying to work rather than take a bus

...that's involved in the air transportation business themselves," Coons said. Some examples might be pilots, air traffic controllers or air cargo operators, he said.He added: "Aviation is integral to Alaska, there's no doubt about that...
Today in history

...hostage crisis. French conductor and music teacher Nadia Boulanger died in Paris.In 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization was decertified by the federal government for its strike the previous August.In 1986, President...
Crew, controller faulted in 2013 cargo plane crash

...issued Monday also faulted the air traffic controller who did not notice the plane's...Dillingham, the pilot asked the air traffic controller in Anchorage for clearance...Investigators concluded the air traffic controller's instructions were ambiguous...
Respecting liberty means hearing all sides of the story

...he disagrees with the mainstream media. In fact, I agree with him that Obama was absolutely wrong to furlough air traffic controllers while implementing sequestration last March. And he's right that the administration shouldn't have closed...
At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...was teaching elementary school in California when the Air Force recalled him in 1962. He worked as an Air Force air traffic controller during the Cuban Missile Crisis.His first taste of Alaska came when the Air Force sent him to Kotzebue Air Force...
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Aborted landing preceded fatal crash

...Transportation Safety Board. Lilly was approaching Merrill Field for a landing on its main east-west runway when an air traffic controller told him to go around it.The airplane was heading west and climbing when it lost power as it made a left turn...


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