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Plane from Wilmington crashes in SC

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videoA small plane from Wilmington has crashed about 10 miles from the Chester Catawba Airport in South Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff supports law enforcement use of drones

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videoThe use of unmanned drones has raised privacy and safety concerns across the country. But the controversial aircraft could also be a useful tool for law enforcement one a local sheriff would like state lawmakers to consider. Full story...
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FAA reveals what caused Southwest flight to plummet

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The FAA has released new information in the Southwest Airlines flight bound for RDU that plummeted in midair causing panic among passengers. Full story...
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Friend remembers Marine killed in crash as investigation continues

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videoFederal investigators are on scene investigating a plane crash that killed a pilot in Duplin County. Crews found the wreckage around 10 p.m. Monday less than a mile north of the Kenansville airport. The pilot was found dead inside the fuselage. Full story...
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FAA to award ILM with $5.4M grant to improve airport runway

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Wilmington International Airport will soon get funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve an existing runway, according to a news release. Full story...
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Travelers support easing rules for electronics on flights

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videoTravelers may soon be able to use electronics longer in flight. The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into changing its policies. Full story...
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FAA grounds Boeing 787s to address battery fires

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video Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed. Full story...
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Single-engine plane crashes in Fayetteville, two injured

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Two people were injured when a small airplane flipped multiple times at Fayetteville Regional Airport. Full story...
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X marks the spot as ILM runway closed for upgrade

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Driving by, you may have noticed a large "X" on one of the runways at Wilmington International Airport. The runway is closed because the FAA is installing a new navigational aid. Full story...
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ILM travelers support the FAA's new rules on rest for pilots

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video The crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 killed 50 people nearly three years ago. The crash caused the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its regulations on pilots and sleep. Full story...
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ILM tests emergency plan through mass casualty exercise

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Several New Hanover County and Wilmington agencies participated in the response. About 50 people volunteered to be victims of the simulated plane crash, which caught on fire and separated on the tarmac at ILM. The victims role played, each assigned different injuries. Full story...
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ILM gets $6.5 million for infrastructure

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The trip between the runway and the terminal at Wilmington International Airport should soon be a little smoother thanks to some help from the federal government. Full story...
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FAA shutdown over; workers, airport grants back

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The end to a national shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration means that more than 75,000 FAA and construction workers can get back to work. Full story...
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FAA shutdown could cost ILM projects, jobs

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video A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is having an effect on our airport. As time goes by before Congress passes a bill to end the shutdown, big projects at Wilmington International are in jeopardy. Full story...
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ILM earns top marks from FAA

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Wilmington International Airport has received top marks from the Federal Aviation Administration once again. ILM earned a perfect score from the FAA Certification Safety Inspector for the fifth year in a row. Full story...
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