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Russian Helicopter Downed in Syria

5 killed in deadliest incident for Russia since it began airstrikes

(Newser) - A Russian transport helicopter was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria on Monday and all five on board were killed—the deadliest single incident for the Russian military since its involvement in Syria's civil war, reports the AP . The Mi-8 helicopter was shot down in Idlib... More »

Hawaii Copter Crash Caught on Video

Civilian copter was apparently on sightseeing tour

(Newser) - Authorities in Hawaii say one person is in critical condition after a civilian helicopter with five people on board crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pearl Harbor Thursday. An official with the US Navy in Honolulu says there were no fatalities in the crash, which occurred near the Arizona Memorial,... More »

12 Missing Marines Declared Dead

Search off Oahu has been called off after 5 days

(Newser) - The Marine Corps says the 12 Marines who were in two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii are considered dead. The status of the missing Marines changed to deceased on Wednesday after five days of searching for them, and the Marine Corps says casualty assistance calls officers personally notified each family... More »

MTV Reality Show Chopper Crashes in Reservoir, Kills 2

Was flying to filming location in Argentina for 'The Challenge'

(Newser) - A helicopter working for an MTV reality show crashed in western Argentina on Saturday and both people on board were killed, local authorities said. The Bell 206 helicopter crashed as it flew over the reservoir at Potrerillos de Mendoza dam about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Gianni Vernier, security... More »

Syria Helicopter Crashes; Rebels Capture Crew

Regime often uses choppers to drop barrel bombs on rebels

(Newser) - Syrian insurgents captured several government airmen after their helicopter crashed in a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria on Sunday, activists said. The Idlib Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the helicopter went down near Jabal al-Zawiya, some 6 miles north of the town of Maarat... More »

'Always Hope': Search Goes on in Black Hawk Crash

Some remains recovered; military searches for those presumed lost

(Newser) - All 11 soldiers and Marines on board a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in heavy fog off the Florida Panhandle Tuesday night are presumed lost, but officials stress that they are still engaged in a search-and-rescue mission that will go on for as long as necessary. There were definitely... More »

Human Remains Found in Black Hawk Crash Off Florida

7 Marines, 4 National Guard soldiers presumed dead

(Newser) - Eleven military personnel are missing after an Army helicopter crashed last night during a training exercise in the Florida Panhandle, and an anonymous official tells the AP they are presumed dead. "We have found some human remains," Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland tells NBC News . Seven... More »

French Sports Stars Dead in Helicopter Crash

Helicopters collided, officials in Argentina say

(Newser) - Two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show crashed yesterday in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing eight French passengers and two Argentinian pilots, authorities say. The crash near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, about 730 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, killed all 10 people on... More »

Marines Helicopter Crashes With 25 on Board

But all are rescued in Gulf of Aden

(Newser) - Close call in the Arabian Sea: A group of 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors avoided serious injury today when their helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Aden, the Navy says. The CH-53E Super Stallion—a Marine Corps helicopter—was trying to land on the USS Mesa Verde's deck... More »

'At Least I'm Alive': Inside a Deadly Iraq 'Copter Crash

Helicopter went down trying to save Yazidis

(Newser) - A crashing helicopter full of Yazidi refugees goes down too quickly to describe—so Alissa Rubin, a veteran New York Times reporter, writes more about the others on board during the crash this week . Yazidi member of Parliament Vian Dakhil, who had given a "heart-rending" speech advocating the rescue... More »

Helicopter Overloaded With Rescued Iraqis Crashes

Pilot appears to be only fatality; 2 journalists among those injured

(Newser) - An Iraqi helicopter that brought supplies to tens of thousands of Yazidi minorities still trapped on Iraq's Mount Sinjar crashed today because too many refugees clambered on board, an Iraqi military spokesman tells the AP . The pilot is apparently the only fatality. New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin, 56,... More »

5 NATO Troops Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash

As identities of Americans killed last week are revealed

(Newser) - Five NATO troops died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan today, the US-led military coalition said. The coalition said in a statement it was investigating the circumstances of the crash but gave no other information. The nationalities of those killed were not released, citing its policy that home countries... More »

2 Dead in Seattle News Helicopter Crash

KOMO chopper may have hit side of building while attempting to land

(Newser) - Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a KOMO News helicopter crashed just feet from Seattle's iconic Space Needle. KOMO is reporting on its own tragedy, which it says happened this morning as the chopper came in for a rooftop landing; the AP notes... More »

2 Dead in Navy Chopper Crash in Virginia

Another crew member remains missing at sea

(Newser) - A Navy helicopter went down this morning about 18 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, reports the Virginian-Pilot . The Navy confirms that the chopper, a Sea Dragon, was one of two on a training mission and had to make an emergency landing in the water. Four of the five... More »

Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Air Force Members

Pave Hawk goes down in Britain during training

(Newser) - A US Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter has crashed in the coastal marshes of eastern England during a training mission, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said. The helicopter crashed about 6pm local time near Salthouse on the Norfolk coast. The aircraft was based at the nearby Royal Air... More »

6 Americans Dead in Afghan Helicopter Crash

1 survivor as Black Hawk goes down in Zabul province

(Newser) - Six US service members were killed today when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, US and NATO officials said. One person on board the Black Hawk UH-60 was injured and survived, two US defense officials said. The aircraft was an Army helicopter from an Army unit, but officials have not... More »

Miami Billionaire Killed My Husband: Lawsuit

Jeff Soffer sued over helicopter crash that killed his best friend

(Newser) - Jeff Soffer, the Miami billionaire who was rumored to be the subject of the Gwyneth Paltrow Vanity Fair takedown, has much bigger troubles than that. Dasha Valdez, wife of Soffer's best friend Lance Valdez, filed a lawsuit last night alleging Soffer is responsible for Lance Valdez's death in... More »

8 Dead in Horrific Copter Crash

3 people in helicopter, 5 in pub killed in crash

(Newser) - Scottish police say eight people are now confirmed dead following the crash of a police helicopter into a crowded Glasgow pub last night. Chief Constable Stephen House says all those aboard the helicopter—two officers and a civilian pilot—died when the aircraft crashed into the roof of The Clutha... More »

'Scene of Horror': Copter Crashes Into Glasgow Pub

At least 1 dead, toll expected to rise

(Newser) - At least one person is dead after the crash of a police helicopter through the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, Scotland, last night, which sent injured revelers fleeing through a cloud of dust in what witnesses called a scene of horror. Officials say the toll is expected to... More »

Japan Wants US Choppers Grounded After Crash

Remains found near crash site

(Newser) - Japan is calling on Washington to stop flying its HH-60 helicopters in the wake of yesterday's crash in Okinawa . "We have asked the US not to fly the same aircraft until they find out the cause of the accident and take preventive steps," says defense minister Itsunori... More »

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