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Helicopter crew responds to emergency beacon, lifts body out

The body of a 44-year-old hiker from the Seattle area was airlifted off Buck Mountain by a Navy helicopter rescue unit early Sunday morning, according to the Chelan County Sheriff’s …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Sheriff’s office deploys helicopter to save lost hiker on Mount Spokane

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said deputies rescued a hiker who spent Monday night lost in the woods on Mount Spokane.


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Smuggler who used helicopters to deliver drugs sentenced

A Canadian man who leased helicopters and used them to run a cross-border drug-shipping empire, helping meet the American West’s appetite for high-grade marijuana before states began legalizing the drug, …


Helicopter crashes into Wisconsin river, killing 1 man

A helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin Saturday, killing one man.


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

State readies air attack for wildfire season

Washington Department of Natural Resources prepares its fleet of Hueys for wildfire season.


Canadian who ran airborne drug-smuggling ring pleads guilty

A Canadian man who ran a helicopter-based drug-smuggling ring for years before Washington state legalized marijuana pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Thursday, after fighting his extradition to the U.S. …


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.


Five killed in helicopter crash into New York City’s East River

All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Feds: Military impersonator used helicopter to impress woman

A man pretending to be a three-star U.S. Army general wanted to impress a woman when he unexpectedly landed a helicopter at the headquarters of a North Carolina technology company …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:08 a.m.

Turkish president says helicopter downed in northern Syria

Turkey’s president announced that a Turkish military helicopter was “downed” in northern Syria Saturday during Ankara’s offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia there.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Pilot critically injured in helicopter crash in Garfield County has 17 years’ flying experience

The helicopter crash in rural Garfield County that left one dead and two injured happened on the crew’s first day contracting with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

One dead, two injured in helicopter crash in Garfield County

A helicopter crashed Saturday in northern Garfield County, killing one passenger and injuring the pilot and another passenger, authorities said Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Helicopter crashes near site of white nationalist rally

Police say a helicopter has crashed near Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes erupted at the site of a white nationalist rally. However, it was unclear if the crash may have …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 12:25 p.m.

Police identify Oregon man who tried to seize helicopter

Police in a suburb of Portland have released the name of a man who tried to steal a helicopter from a small regional airport at gunpoint before being killed by …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Man fatally shot by Oregon police after seizing helicopter

A man was fatally shot by Oregon police Monday after seizing a helicopter at gunpoint near Portland, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Aid helicopter crash kills 8 after Indonesian volcano erupts

A rescue helicopter crashed while heading to help evacuate residents near an active volcano on Indonesia’s main island, killing all eight people on board, officials said Monday.


Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls

The aerialist wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda will perform a series of maneuvers – including hanging by her teeth and toes – while on a hoop suspended from a helicopter …


All 12 aboard crashed helicopter in Turkey found dead

Turkey’s interior minister says all 12 people on board a police helicopter that crashed in southeastern Turkey are dead.


Pullman police want to go airborne with drone

The Pullman Police Department hoped to begin patrolling by air in the coming year. The department had budgeted $10,000 for a quadcopter in 2017, but the purchase may need to …


Report: Russian helicopter crash kills 19

Nineteen people have been killed and three more are injured after a Russian military helicopter crash-landed in the country’s northern Yamal region, news agency TASS reported Saturday, citing an unnamed …


Coast Guard crew grounded for two hours by laser strike

A Coast Guard air crew was medically grounded for two hours after someone pointed a green laser light at its helicopter.


State wildlife staff kills 2 wolves in northeast Washington

State wildlife officials in helicopters have shot and killed two gray wolves in northeastern Washington, and plan on removing more of the animals.


Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing all 5 on board

Rebels in Syria shot down a Russian combat helicopter Monday amid fierce fighting around Aleppo, killing all five people on board in the deadliest single incident for the Russian military …


Sheriff’s helicopter catches teens on roof of University High School

Deputies used a helicopter and night-vision technology to catch two 17-year-old boys who were up to no good on the roof of Spokane Valley’s University High School.


King County Sheriff’s helicopter damaged during rescue

YAKIMA – A King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter was damaged and its occupants slightly injured when the chopper hit a rock outcropping during a rescue attempt.


Two Russian soldiers die after helicopter shot down in Syria

Russia’s military said two of its airmen have died in Syria after their helicopter was shot down in Syria by fighters of the Islamic State group.


11 dead, 2 missing after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway

An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said.


Albania: Military helicopter crashes, 2 killed and 1 injured

A military helicopter crashed in northern Albania on Wednesday, killing two crew members and injuring the other, officials said.


5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains

A sightseeing helicopter crashed near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five people aboard, officials said.