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July 17, 2005

Keep Calling, But No One Will Answer...Yet

FAA Trumps FCC On In-Flight Cell Phone Use

The FAA says it will continue to uphold the ban on in-flight cell phone usage for commercial passengers, even if the FCC decides to lift its own ban.

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Search For Airliner, Lost in 1950, Finds... Shipwrecks

Northwest Flight 2501 Will Keep Its Secrets For Now

By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien The sea does not give up her dead casually; and neither do the freshwater inland seas, the Great Lakes that define much of the north central US and southern Canada. So when Michigan Shipwreck Research Associates (MSRA) decided to take on the case of Northwest Flight 2501, a Douglas DC-4 lost in 1950 with 55 passengers, two pilots, and a stewardess over vast Lake Michigan, they knew it was going to be hard. They didn't know how hard -- or that they'd wind up solving other, even older mysteries, while chasing Flight 2501.

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