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Police Copters Collide, 6 Hurt

Helicopters' rotator blades likely touched: investigators

(Newser) - Two police helicopters collided in the Los Angeles area yesterday, leaving five officers and a civilian with minor injuries. Investigators believe the crash occurred when the rotator blades touched of a chopper that was landing and one that was taking off. The collision caused extensive damage to both aircraft, crumpling... More »

Wily UK Blocks Russian Helicopters Bound for Syria

Insurance withdrawn for MV Alaed cargo vessel

(Newser) - Following a request from Washington , the UK has moved to block Russia from delivering refurbished attack helicopters to Syria. London's Standard Club withdrew the insurance for the Russian cargo vessel allegedly carrying the copters, the MV Alaed, as it was about 50 miles off the north coast of... More »

Russia May Not Actually Be Sending New Copters to Syria

Officials say Clinton was likely referring to repaired helicopters

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton came out swinging against Russia Tuesday, accusing it of sending attack helicopters to the Syrian government , but US officials tell the New York Times the helicopters in question might not actually be new shipments. More likely, they are being returned to Syria after Syria sent them to Russia... More »

Clinton: Russia Sending Attack Helicopters to Syria

It's more bad news as situation deteriorates

(Newser) - Moscow apparently isn't just digging in its heels against international reproach of Syria. It's sending attack helicopters to Bashar al-Assad, says Hillary Clinton. The shipment is on its way and "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically," she said at a news conference, according to AP . Russia... More »

16 Rescued From Stormy Grand Tetons

Search for missing climber to continue

(Newser) - Rangers dangling from helicopters plucked 16 injured climbers from a mountain in Grand Teton National Park yesterday. Three separate climbing parties reported injuries—mostly burns from lightning strikes—after a severe storm hit. The search for the last missing climber was postponed due to darkness, but starts again today. Click... More »

UK Colonel's Death Raises Fury at Home

He's killed by roadside bomb after warning about lack of choppers

(Newser) - Britain's newspapers are up in arms today over the revelation that a commander got killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan just weeks after warning his superiors they weren't doing enough to prevent such deaths. Lt. Col. Rupert Thorneloe complained in an email that troops didn't have enough helicopters and... More »

6 Killed as Medical Choppers Collide

Helicopters crash as both near Flagstaff hospital with patients

(Newser) - Six people were killed yesterday when a medical helicopter ferrying a patient crashed into another chopper with a patient as they headed for the same northern Arizona hospital. Three people in each chopper—including the pilots and the patients—were killed and a nurse was critically injured. An explosion in... More »

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