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'Ultimate Experiences' Crash Kills 5 on Kenyan Island

American entrepreneur just started marketing the trips

(Newser) - A helicopter crash in Kenya killed four Americans , including an entrepreneur who recently had gone into business there offering travelers "ultimate experiences." The crash, which also killed the pilot, occurred on Central Island in Lake Turkana, NBC reports. Asher Burke, seven tourists and friends, and two pilots had... More »

GOP Consultant Among 5 Killed in Helicopter Crash

4 American citizens died in Kenya crash

(Newser) - A prominent Colorado political consultant and two entrepreneurs from California were among four Americans and a local pilot killed when their helicopter crashed at a national park in Kenya, authorities and family members said Monday. Colorado lawmakers paused for a moment of silence at the state Capitol in Denver to... More »

Medical Helicopter Crashes in Remote Ohio Woods

All 3 crew members were killed

(Newser) - A medical helicopter crashed Tuesday in a remote wooded area on its way to pick up a patient, killing all three crew members, authorities say. Survival Flight medical transportation reported around 7:20am Tuesday losing communication with a helicopter flying from the Mount Carmel Hospital in Grove City to pick... More »

Political Power Couple Killed in Christmas Eve Helicopter Crash

Martha Erika Alonso had been sworn in as Puebla's first female governor just 10 days ago

(Newser) - On Dec. 14, Martha Erika Alonso was sworn in as the first female governor of the Mexican state of Puebla, a job previously held by her husband, Rafael Moreno Valle. Just 10 days later, the political power couple were dead, killed in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash just minutes after... More »

They Were Married Just 1.5 Hours. Then Their Copter Crashed

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman were on their way to honeymoon when family chopper went down

(Newser) - Family members say a Texas couple was killed in a helicopter crash just hours after they were married. Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman were married Saturday at Byler's family ranch in Uvalde, about 80 miles west of San Antonio, reports KTRK . Byler's grandfather, William Byler, tells the TV... More »

Helicopter Slams Into Virginia Townhouses

'I just heard a loud 'bam' and the whole house was on fire'

(Newser) - At least one person was killed in a helicopter crash in a residential area in Virginia, authorities say. A 911 call came in Sunday before 5pm about an aircraft crashing into a residential structure in Williamsburg near Settlement Drive, Virginia State Police say. The crash caused a massive fire at... More »

4 Feared Dead in Marine Helicopter Crash

CH-53E Super Stallion was on a training mission

(Newser) - A Marine helicopter has crashed during a southern California training mission and authorities believe all four crew members were killed, reports the AP . The military says the CH-53E Super Stallion went down shortly after 2:30pm Tuesday near El Centro. The helicopter was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out... More »

Pilot in NYC Copter Crash Blames Harness

Says passenger's restraint harness got tangled with emergency fuel cutoff switch

(Newser) - The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River told federal investigators that he believed the aircraft's fuel was cut off when a passenger's restraint tether tangled with an emergency fuel cutoff switch, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report... More »

Hawaiian Couple Killed in Crash at Great Barrier Reef

Their daughter, her boyfriend, and the pilot survived Wednesday's crash

(Newser) - Two US tourists died Wednesday when the helicopter carrying them over Australia's Great Barrier Reef smacked into the water some 40 miles northeast of the Whitsunday Islands, authorities say. The Whitsunday Air Services helicopter was approaching a pontoon atop the Great Barrier Reef when it dropped about 650 feet... More »

7 Troops Killed in Chopper Crash in Iraq

American helicopter does not appear to have been brought down by enemy fire

(Newser) - All seven service members aboard a US helicopter that crashed in Iraq on Thursday were killed, the Pentagon said Friday. The crash did not appear to be the result of enemy activity and is under investigation, the Pentagon said. The helicopter was used by the Air Force for combat search... More »

US Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

7 service members were on board

(Newser) - A US military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, US officials said Thursday. The officials said that so far there is no indication that the Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down. The helicopter is used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue,... More »

Only 'Houdini' Could Get Out of Downed Chopper Alive

Pilot Richard Vance reportedly says the emergency pontoons didn't inflate

(Newser) - There was basically no hope of survival for the five passengers on the helicopter that crashed in New York's East River on Sunday, says a helicopter crash lawyer. Gary C. Robb tells the Daily News , "You'd have to be Houdini to escape. There's no real prospect... More »

Report: Passenger Bag Maybe Played Role in Copter Crash

Pilot told investigators it may have hit the fuel shutoff switch

(Newser) - It will take some time before investigators can say for sure what caused a helicopter to crash into the East River Sunday evening, but CNN reports on one possible explanation. The pilot told investigators that a passenger's bag may have hit the emergency fuel shutoff button, according to a... More »

5 Passengers Die, Pilot Escapes in NYC Helicopter Crash

'It was a great tragedy that we had here'

(Newser) - A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River on Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing five of the six people aboard, officials say. Video taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter shows the red helicopter land hard in the water and then capsize,... More »

Woman Whose Husband Died After Copter Crash Also Succumbs

Newlywed Ellie Udall, 29, is the fifth to die in the crash

(Newser) - More sad news in the aftermath of a Grand Canyon helicopter crash earlier this month. A fifth victim has died, the wife of Brit Jonathan Udall, who succumbed to his injuries last week. The family of Ellie Udall, 29, put out a statement that announced with "great sadness" her... More »

2 Weeks After Crash, a 4th Grand Canyon Victim

31-year-old becomes 4th UK tourist to die after fiery crash; 3 survivors remain

(Newser) - A tourist pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, per Nevada authorities. The Clark County coroner confirmed in a statement that 31-year-old Neil Udall (also IDed as Jonathan Udall ) died at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the... More »

13 Killed in Helicopter Crash After Earthquake—All on Ground

The dead, including 3 children, were spending night in open field

(Newser) - A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed Friday in Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground, the AP reports. The Oaxaca state prosecutor's office said five women, four men, and three children were killed at the crash site... More »

They Were Touring a US Landmark. Then, Tragedy

3 British tourists killed in helicopter crash in Grand Canyon

(Newser) - The three people killed in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash Saturday were all British tourists, authorities say. They've been named as Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32, and Stuart Hill, 30, the Guardian reports. Three other badly injured British tourists and their American pilot were airlifted to a hospital... More »

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour Proves Deadly

3 killed after chopper goes down in rough terrain; 4 more were aboard

(Newser) - A tour helicopter carrying seven people crashed in the Grand Canyon, reports the AP , killing three people and injuring four others. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed around 5:20pm Saturday on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon, Hualapai... More »

Country Singer Killed in Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry, pilot killed in crash in New Jersey

(Newser) - A helicopter carrying singer Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed Friday in New Jersey, killing Gentry and the pilot, the AP reports. The crash occurred in a wooded area as the helicopter approached the Flying W Airport in Medford hours before Montgomery Gentry was due... More »

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