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All Aboard Survive Crash of Sheriff's Helicopter

NTSB investigates after 6 are injured

(Newser) - Authorities on Sunday were investigating the crash of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department rescue helicopter in Southern California mountains that left six people injured. The department's Air Rescue 5 helicopter crashed shortly before 5pm Saturday while responding to a vehicle that rolled over on a winding road...

4 Dead in Helicopter Crash During Navy Training Operation

Navy contractor's copter crashes on Kauai

(Newser) - The US Navy said Tuesday four people have died in the crash of a contractor’s helicopter on the Hawaii island of Kauai, the AP reports. The Pacific Missile Range Facility said the aircraft crashed on the north side of the installation shortly after 10am. There were no survivors. The...

Police Helicopter Goes Down in Sea, Killing Officer

Boaters hurried to rescue 2 officers

(Newser) - Authorities on Sunday were investigating the cause of a police helicopter crash off the Southern California coast that left one officer dead and another hospitalized with critical injuries. The Huntington Beach officers were responding to a disturbance in the neighboring city of Newport Beach around 6:30pm Saturday when the...

Everyone Survived Chopper Crash at Miami Beach

Two people aboard the helicopter were injured

(Newser) - A helicopter crashed Saturday into the ocean waters off Miami Beach, plummeting a few feet away from swimmers in a crowded stretch popular among tourists. Two people aboard the chopper were taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition, and no one else appeared to be injured, per the AP...

Survival an 'Absolute Miracle' After Medical Chopper Crashes

4 people, including infant patient, escaped crash in suburban Philadelphia

(Newser) - A medical helicopter crashed Tuesday in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia with four people on board, including an infant—and are all expected to survive, authorities say. Rescue crews rushed to the crash near a church at an intersection in Upper Darby’s Drexel Hill neighborhood at about 1pm...

Head of India's Military Dies in Helicopter Crash

General's wife, 11 others also perish

(Newser) - India's military chief, Gen. Bipin Rawat, and 12 others were killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in southern Tamil Nadu state, the air force said. It said in a tweet that the helicopter "met with a tragic accident," the AP reports. The dead included Rawat's wife....

She Heard About Midair Crash on the News. Then 'the Cops Came'

2 are dead after collision between plane, helicopter over Chandler, Ariz.

(Newser) - Authorities are asking for witnesses in Chandler, Ariz., after a midair crash between a plane and a helicopter Friday morning that killed two. Local police and the Federal Aviation Administration say the collision at Chandler Airpark took place between a single-engine Piper PA-28 and a Robinson R22 helicopter, both operated...

US Navy Helicopter Crashes Off of San Diego

One crew member had been rescued by Tuesday night, 5 were missing

(Newser) - A US Navy helicopter crashed Tuesday in the ocean off Southern California during a routine flight from an aircraft carrier, military officials said. A search and rescue operation was launched after the MH-60S helicopter crashed around 4:30pm about 60 nautical miles off San Diego, the Navy's US Pacific...

Remote Alaska Crash Kills One of World's Richest Men

Petr Kellner, 56, of Czech Republic dies while on heli-skiing trip

(Newser) - A crash in Alaska's backcountry during a Saturday heli-skiing trip claimed five lives, including that of the Czech Republic's richest man. The AP reports Petr Kellner, 56, had a 98.93% stake in the global investment company PPF Group and a net worth pegged at $17.5 billion;...

Helicopter Crash Claims Life of French Billionaire, Politician

Olivier Dassault was 69

(Newser) - Olivier Dassault, a French billionaire and conservative politician, died Sunday in a helicopter crash in Normandy, the Guardian reports. The helicopter carrying Dassault, 69, crashed shortly after taking off from Deauville, a coastal resort. Dassault’s “brutal death is a great loss,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in...

Feds Lay Out Final Moments in Kobe Bryant Crash

NTSB says pilot apparently became disoriented in clouds before crashing

(Newser) - US safety investigators said Tuesday the pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew through the clouds last year in an apparent violation of federal standards, likely becoming disoriented just before the helicopter crashed and killed Bryant and eight others, per the AP . Pilot Ara Zobayan was flying under visual flight...

6 Americans Dead After Black Hawk Crashes in Egypt

Helicopter went down during routine peacekeeping mission near the Red Sea: MFO

(Newser) - Eight peacekeepers, including six Americans, were killed in a helicopter crash during a routine mission in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the international force that monitors the Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement said Thursday. A ninth peacekeeper, also American, was badly injured, per the AP . The Multinational Force and Observers said a French...

Feds Find 'Telltale Signs' in Kobe Helicopter Crash

The pilot may have 'misperceived' the angles

(Newser) - The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday, per the AP . Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic controllers that he was climbing...

Autopsy Looks at Kobe Pilot's System for Clues

The official report also gives cause of death for all 9 passengers

(Newser) - The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released Friday. The reports by the...

Brother of Pilot Flying Kobe's Copter: It Was Kobe, Gigi's Fault

Berge Zobayan says passengers on brother Ara Zobayan's chopper knew the risks, were negligent

(Newser) - More than one lawsuit has been filed in the case of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, but it's his widow's wrongful death complaint that has the brother of the pilot pushing back. CNN reports that on Friday, Berge Zobayan filed a seven-page response to Vanessa Bryant's suit,...

Police Helicopter Crashes Into Apartment Complex

Police say it was triggered by 'probably a bogus call'

(Newser) - Officials say a Houston police helicopter crashed early Saturday, killing one of the two officers on board and critically injuring the other, the AP reports. A pilot and tactical flight officer were aboard a police helicopter when it crashed at an apartment complex around 2am. They were flown to a...

Sheriff Says 8 Deputies Shared Gruesome Kobe Crash Photos

They were ordered to delete photos

(Newser) - Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he felt a "sense of betrayal" when he found out that as many as eight deputies allegedly took and shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others. The sheriff tells CNN that the only people authorized...

Kobe's Widow Not Happy About Allegations on Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant 'absolutely devastated' pictures may have been shared of victims' remains

(Newser) - An investigation is ongoing into allegations that deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department leaked graphic photos of the site of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, including images that showed the victims' remains. Bryant's widow, Vanessa, is "absolutely devastated" by that claim, her lawyer says. "...

Report: Cops Shared Graphic Photos of Kobe Crash Scene

Sheriff's department is investigating allegations

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's department says it is investigating allegations that deputies leaked graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others last month. Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that days after the crash, first responders discussed the inappropriate sharing of...

NTSB: Helicopter Rotors Were Turning When Bryant Crashed

Investigators see no signs of engine failure

(Newser) - Wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and the others died in the Jan. 26 crash in Calabasas, California....

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