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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Soldier from Spokane area killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

A solider from Spokane was killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Iraq, the Pentagon announced.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash

A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said.


Helicopter hits wires and crashes into Wisconsin river

Authorities say a helicopter hit power lines and crashed into a river in eastern Wisconsin.


2 US tourists die in helicopter crash on Great Barrier Reef

A helicopter carrying American tourists crashed at a coral-viewing site on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, killing two and injuring two others, police said.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Pentagon: No survivors in American helicopter crash in Iraq

All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said Friday in a written statement.


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.

Feds probing NYC helicopter crash examine passenger restraints

Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the East River and figure out …


2 killed, 3 critically injured in NYC helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing two of the six people aboard and leaving three others in …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon helicopter crash

Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

3 dead, 2 injured as helicopter crashes into California home

A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said


Clues sought in crash that killed Zimbabwe opposition leader

A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 6:29 p.m.

Troy Gentry of country duo Montgomery Gentry dies in crash

Duo last performed in the Spokane area in August 2014 with a headlinging set at the Festival at Sandpoint.


4 killed in medical helicopter crash in North Carolina

BELVIDERE, N.C. – The North Carolina Highway Patrol says four people have been killed in the crash of a medical helicopter. Patrol spokesman Master Trooper Christopher Knox said the Duke …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in …


Army helicopter crashes into Maryland golf course

An Army helicopter with three crew members on board went down on a Maryland golf course Monday, authorities and witnesses said. One person said he saw the chopper “spinning” before …


6 die in helicopter crash in central Italy

A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region …


2 bodies pulled from sunken helicopter at Los Angeles harbor

Two bodies were pulled Thursday from the sunken wreckage of a helicopter that crashed inside the Port of Los Angeles breakwater, authorities said.


Seattle news helicopter crash likely caused by loss of hydraulic boost, NTSB says

Federal investigators say a 2014 Seattle news helicopter crash that killed two men on board was likely caused by a loss of hydraulic boost to both the tail rotor and …


Turkish helicopter carrying military personnel crashes; 7 dead

A helicopter carrying military personnel and their family members has crashed in Turkey’s Black Sea region on Tuesday, killing seven people on board, an official said. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim …


Colombian army says 17 dead in military helicopter crash

The Colombian army says 17 people were killed aboard a military helicopter when it plunged to the ground.


Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Norwegian investigators say last week’s helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error.


National Guard helicopter crashes near Boise

The Boise fire chief says a National Guard helicopter has crashed and emergency crews have responded.


Preliminary report released on Seattle news helicopter crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Video shows that a news helicopter that went down in Seattle and killed two people this week began rotating at takeoff before it pitched forward in a …


KOMO helicopter crash similar to 1985 KREM accident

Tuesday morning’s fatal helicopter crash in Seattle bore many similarities to a wreck that killed a TV photographer and contracted pilot during Bloomsday 1985. Gary Brown, a KREM-TV photographer, and …


Priest River airman among four killed in helicopter crash

Police say the bodies of four U.S. Air Force crew members, including two from the Northwest, have been recovered from the site of a helicopter crash in eastern England. Capt. …


Pilot injured in Grant County helicopter crash

A man was injured this morning after a helicopter he was piloting crashed into a cherry orchard in Grant County.


Four die in crash of Lewis-McChord helicopters

Two Army helicopters crashed Monday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in an accident that killed four soldiers, a military spokesman said late Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 19, 2011, 5:40 p.m.

Two killed in helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter that went down during a training exercise at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton killed two Marines and set off a fast-moving brush fire on …


Co-workers, family remember helicopter crash victims

Devastated co-workers of two Idaho Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologists killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday remember them as dedicated, passionate about their jobs and fun to be …


Biologists, pilot killed in Kamiah helicopter crash

A helicopter chartered by the Idaho Fish and Game Department agency plunged into a travel trailer and crashed today on a downtown street in the small town of Kamiah, killing …