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Utility workers and emergency personnel work near the site where a small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Residents of Gaithersburg Neighborhood: Plane Tragedy Could Have Been Prevented

Residents of the Gaithersburg neighborhood where a jet crash killed six people on Monday say low flying planes have been a problem in the area for quite some time and they have previously complained to the FAA.

12/09/2014

File photo of a drone. (credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Gov’t Aircraft Regulations Apply To Drones

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions.

11/18/2014

Police face off with demonstrators as protests continue in the wake of 18-year-old Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

White House: Updated Flight Restriction Over Ferguson ‘Didn’t Have Any Impact On Media Access’

The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.

11/04/2014

Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.  (Photo credit: ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Petition Calls On FAA To Ban Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

A new petition is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights from countries that are stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa.

10/14/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit on Sept. 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cruz: FAA Needs To ‘Take Every Available Precaution In Preventing Additional Cases From Arriving’ In US

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to take precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States.

10/03/2014

File photo of Sen. Dick Durbin. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin To Seek Probe Of Air Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.

09/28/2014

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It's a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual. (credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Expected to Approve Drones for Moviemaking

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.

09/25/2014

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Study: More Pilots Testing Positive For Drugs

Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, says NTSB report.

09/09/2014

Demonstrators protesting the August 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown react as police fire tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri early on August 17, 2014.  A crowd of some 200 demonstrators defied a curfew that came into effect in Ferguson early on August 17, days after police shot dead the unarmed black teen, triggering a wave of rioting. (Photo by Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Extends Ban on Low-Flying Aircraft Over Ferguson

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week “to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.”

08/18/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Cruz Vows To Continue Blocking Nominees Until White House Answers Why FAA Banned US Flights To Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.

07/25/2014

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