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March 27, 2005

LET-410 Down In Colombia, Eight Lost

A Czech-built Let-410 twin-engine turboprop is reported down on the small Colombian island of Old Providence. The aircraft, in commercial service, was enroute to another nearby Colombian island, San Andres, off the coast of Nicaragua.

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Aero-News Analysis: TSA Lied About Pax Data? (Part Two)

A History Of Falsehood After Falsehood

The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General, in a report released late on Good Friday, admitted that the TSA systematically misled almost everybody.

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MIA Since 1967: Naval Aviator Remains Returned

Missing In Action Serviceman Identified

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. Navy pilot, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Pentagon Confirms Identity Of CIA Pilot Shot Down In 1952

Ambushed Over 50 Years Ago

Human remains found in China last summer are those of Robert Snoddy, of Roseburg, OR. The Pentagon confirmed that a CIA sponsored C-47 was shot down there in 1952.

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Northwest Must Keep Commitment To Employees

Judge Rules Airline Must Redeem Stock

Northwest employees agreed to a preferred stock sale in 1992 and 1993 as the company faced financial difficulties.

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Helicopter Pilot Receives Award 33 Years Late

Better Late Than Never

Stephen E. Lawrence received the Distinguished Service Cross Friday in recognition of his heroism during a rescue mission in Vietnam 33 years ago.

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Orbital Flight Tests Coyote SSST

Just Released From Orbital Sciences Corporation Friday:

Orbital Sciences Corporation successfully flight-tested the U.S. Navy's GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST) system for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on March 24, 2005.

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Life Support Team Keeps Pressure On U-2 Pilots

U-2 Pilots Trust Team With Their Lives

Most pilots have no need for a space suit, but it's essential equipment for a U-2 Pilot. They fly their aircraft more than 60,000 feet high. At that altitude, a loss of cabin pressure could literally cause their blood to boil.

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Where's Waldo?

Probably On A Smoke Break

"No!  Wait!" were probably one airport worker's words as he watched the cargo hatch close behind him at General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.27.05)

"That's the way it is when you sign up to do the CIA's business." Source: Betty Kirzinger, the sister of CIA Pilot Schwartz, understands why her family was misled by the U.S. government for almost 50 years.

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ANN Featured Classified Ad: 1993 Super Decathlon

For Sale: Bellanca Decathlon

1993 Super Decathlon 560 TTSN KX-155,KT-76A/mode C, II Morrow GPS , Intercom, EI engine analyzer, VSI, G-meter Spades, Hooker Competition Harnesses F/R, Strobes, August Annual, 2 Butler Parachutes included.

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