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Search for clues to Cornwall helicopter crash

Air accident investigators continued a painstaking search for clues today to what caused a fatal helicopter crash.

A Day That Shook The World: Concorde crash

On 25 July 2000, the iconic aircraft Concorde crashed without warning shortly after take-off, killing 113 people in France.

Man guilty of driving at helicopter

A gamekeeper has been convicted of endangering an aircraft after driving straight at a low-flying helicopter.

Two helicopters crash in Thailand

An army helicopter carrying nine people crashed in a hilly jungle along Thailand's border with Burma today while on a mission to retrieve the bodies of five soldiers killed in another helicopter accident at the weekend.

Down to earth: A childhood obsession with space

When the last Space Shuttle returns this week, it will be the end of an era. For those who grew up in the 1970s, like the self-confessed obsessive Samira Ahmed, it also signifies the betrayal of a childhood dream

RAF unveils largest ever aircraft

The RAF's largest ever aircraft was officially named Voyager today at a ceremony attended by the Defence Secretary.

Plane crash kills 16 in Brazil

A regional airliner crashed in a northeastern city in Brazil on Monday, killing all 16 people on board, the nation's Air Force said.

Pilot in mid-air crash fought to avoid houses

A pilot involved in a mid-air collision in West Sussex yesterday was hailed for his tragic heroism by police, after managing to steer his light aircraft away from houses in the final moments before his death.

Virgin Racing set up McLaren partnership

Virgin Racing has agreed a long-term technical partnership with McLaren as the team strives to make its mark in Formula One.

Motor-racing teams consider taking a stake in Formula One

Formula One's motor-racing teams are considering whether to join forces to take a stake in the private-equity-owned Grand Prix business.

Scores killed after Soviet-era airliner crashes in thick fog

Eight survivors of a Russian plane crash that killed 44 people were in a critical condition yesterday, as the country came to terms with another tragedy involving an ageing Soviet Tupelov aircraft.

Q: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? A: Neither – it's a microdrone

The enemy might look up and ask if it's a bird, a plane or Superman. Soon, however, it might be a mechanical insect with flapping wings, transmitting sound and images back to commanders in the United States. And if it's not zipping through the air it could instead be perching quietly on a window sill near you.

Man hurt in helicopter crash near Glastonbury

A pilot has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after a small helicopter crashed in a field near Glastonbury.

London to New York in 90 minutes: is this the Concorde of the future?

Here is a glimpse of the future. By 2050, seaweed-powered space-liners will fly from London to Tokyo in two-and-a-half hours, at a cruising altitude of 20 miles and generating no significant pollution.

Simon Calder: Speed may be seductive, but comfort is key

Son of Concorde? Great-great-grandchild, more like, given that the original supersonic airliner was based on 1950s technology, and the Zehst is not scheduled to rip through the skies until a century later. But even if you are confident that you will be alive, wealthy and inclined to foreign travel in 2050, don't bet on stepping on board.

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