In the wake of the fatal midair collision involving a general aviation airplane and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River last weekend, AOPA offered condolences to the families of those who died in the crash. "Saturday's collision between a general aviation aircraft taking off out of Teterboro, New Jersey, and a sightseeing helicopter from Manhattan's West Side is a tremendous tragedy, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association wishes to extend its condolences to the families of victims," said AOPA President Craig Fuller. "All of us in general aviation work hard to reduce the risk of flying. [This] accident reminds us that even with safety regulations and advanced technology, accidents can still occur." Read more.