Stories tagged: helicopter
Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
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.
Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:01 a.m.
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.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
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.
Tue., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Fri., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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.
Fri., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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.
Wed., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Thu., 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.