Stories tagged: helicopter
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 7:03 A.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 6:53 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 8:36 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
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 …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016, 2:18 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 7:29 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:32 A.M.
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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 6 P.M.
Oregon-based Life Flight to take over Northwest MedStar
An Oregon-based air ambulance company is taking over Northwest Medstar, creating a larger flight network which will have a monopoly on helicopter medical transport in eastern Washington and Idaho.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
Iraqi officials: IS downs military helicopter, 2 killed
Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants shot down a military helicopter west of Baghdad, killing both crew members.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015, 11:18 A.M.
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police arrested a man who landed his small, one-person helicopter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor’s …
TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015
‘Air Uber’ helicopter flies fans to College Football Playoff championship game
DALLAS – Ride-sharing service Uber offered a novel way to get to college football’s national championship game: by helicopter. Company spokeswoman Debee Hancock told the Dallas Morning News that 20 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014, 8:14 P.M.
National Guard helicopter crashes near Boise
The Boise fire chief says a National Guard helicopter has crashed and emergency crews have responded.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
Investigation: Geese caused Air Force helicopter crash
Geese flew through the windshield of a U.S. Air Force helicopter during a training mission off the coast of England in January, causing a crash that killed four airmen, including …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014, 12:37 P.M.
KOMO News helicopter crashes in Seattle; 2 dead
A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending …
THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013, 9:08 A.M.
Helicopter used to arrest fleeing DUI driver
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office used its Air 1 helicopter to catch a man who deputies said was intoxicated and fled after he fell asleep at an intersection with his …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013, 8:46 A.M.
Idaho man sentenced for shooting at helicopter
WALLACE, Idaho — A North Idaho man who pleaded guilty to shooting at a helicopter because he was upset that it was flying too close to where he was hunting …
THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012, 7:01 A.M.
Arraignment set in helicopter shooting case
WALLACE, Idaho — Arraignment is set for Monday for a 58-year-old Idaho man charged with shooting at a helicopter while the pilot was doing controlled burn work over Potlatch Corp. …
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012, 2:59 P.M.
North Idaho man charged with shooting helicopter
A North Idaho man who police say shot four times and twice hit a Lewiston-based helicopter working on a controlled burn in Shoshone County has been charged with felony interfering …
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2012
Life Flight expands service
Competition among medical helicopter companies continues to sharpen across the Inland Northwest as Life Flight Network opens its second northern Idaho base in two years – a region that for …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011, 12:53 P.M.
Base names 4 soldiers killed in helicopter crash
were identified Wednesday as investigators look into the cause of the collision,
THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
Two firefighters’ action honored
The Spokane Valley Fire Department recognized two Spokane Valley police officers for their efforts in saving a man who suffered a heart attack. The award was given to officers Dale …
MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009, 10:43 A.M.
Pot-smuggling pilot gets nearly 4 years
A Canadian helicopter pilot who brought about 150 pounds of marijuana into North Idaho faces nearly four years in prison.
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
Alarm, police disrupt high school burglary
A large police response at University High School netted a teen burglar early Saturday, and a parent turned in two more suspected burglars after they returned home. Spokane Valley Police, …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2007
Crews knock down brush fire
Firefighters converged Tuesday afternoon on a brush fire that started small but quickly charged toward numerous homes just north of Spokane. The blaze was first described as 6 feet by …
MONDAY, OCT. 13, 1997
Helicopter Crashes, Killing All 4 Aboard
A helicopter crashed Sunday in a remote area, killing four people, state police said. It took rescue workers about 30 minutes to get to the crash site on the heavily …
MONDAY, JULY 7, 1997
Helicopter Pilot Killed While Fighting Wildfire
A water-dropping helicopter crashed while fighting a wildfire in the San Bernardino National Forest on Sunday, killing the pilot and prompting fire officials to suspend air support. As 400 firefighters …