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June 01, 2004

NTSB: FAA Examiner Contributed To Helo Crash

FAA Says "It Will Never Happen Again"

When pilot Mike Asset took a check ride on March 22, 2001, he said the FAA examiner "had something new" to show him. That "something new" ended up severely damaging the helicopter and made the examiner a "contributing factor" to the accident, according to the NTSB.

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China Bans Cargo Flights From Former Soviet Republics

Ban Follows Two IL-76 Incidents

China's had enough. After two mishaps -- one deadly -- involving Ilyushin IL-76 cargo aircraft chartered from the former Soviet Union, China has banned such flights indefinitely.

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Initial Report Into Pelee Island Crash Due Tuesday

CTSB Will First Brief Victims' Families

Canadian Transport Safety Board investigators are scheduled to update the famlies of 10 people killed in a Cessna 208B crash Tuesday, but don't look for anyone to be satisfied by the results.

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EBACE 2004 Sets Records

Booth Space, Attendance Hits New Highs

EBACE2004, a three-day exhibition held May 25 through 27, registered a record 6,487 Attendees – an increase of 8.4 percent over last year’s total of 5,984. It also featured 247 Exhibitors occupying a record 728 3-meter by 3-meter booth spaces in Geneva Palexpo, an increase of 18 percent over last year’s booth space total of 615. The Static Display on Geneva International Airport featured a total of 36 business aircraft.

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