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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Probe: Bryant helicopter was 100 feet from clear skies

Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others, did not show any evidence of engine failure

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Coach on Bryant helicopter put “heart and soul” into teaching

A school community in California is grieving the loss of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and former teacher and basketball coach at the school

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Copter crash kills Taiwan’s top military officer, 7 others

Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed in an air force helicopter crash in mountainous terrain outside Taipei on Thursday, the defense ministry said. Five others survived.

15 people injured in helicopter emergency landing in Russia

Russian officials say 15 people are injured after a passenger helicopter made a rough emergency landing in Siberia on Wednesday morning.

US names service members killed in Afghanistan chopper crash

Two U.S. service members who were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan have been identified.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

Helicopter crashes in Idaho river, 2 leave scene in vehicle

A helicopter crashed in the Snake River in Idaho but two occupants were able to leave the scene in a vehicle. Crews responded to reports of a helicopter crash near …

Pilot killed in New York City crash wasn’t certified to fly in bad weather

The pilot killed Monday when his helicopter slammed into the roof of a New York City skyscraper was not authorized to fly in limited visibility, according to his pilot certification, …

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Helicopter pilot killed in Manhattan skyscraper crash

The New York City Fire Department says the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.