Latest Helicopter crashes News

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 17, 2022 04:20 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot of crashed medical helicopter released from hospital

Jan. 16, 2022 23:46 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week expressed gratitude to his crew and first responders as he was released from a hospital Sunday. Danial Moore was...

Pilot, passenger presumed dead in Louisiana helicopter crash

Jan. 14, 2022 22:44 PM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A pilot and passenger are presumed dead after the crash Friday of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh, a local government official said. The sheriff's office in coastal Lafourche Parish got a call from a witness who saw the aircraft going down about 10:15...

Bad weather caused crash that killed India's military chief

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An air force helicopter crash that killed India's military chief and 13 other people was caused by an unexpected change in weather that disoriented the pilot, a military court said in preliminary findings released Friday. The helicopter was flying through a valley...

NTSB: Pilot hurt in fatal chopper crash had weather warning

Jan. 14, 2022 04:01 AM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A pilot injured in a helicopter crash that killed his passenger in Tennessee didn't heed warnings about flying in marginal weather in the Smoky Mountains, federal transportation safety authorities said. According to the National Transportation Safety...

Caller at helicopter crash site told 911 pilot wasn't alert

Jan. 13, 2022 16:13 PM EST

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man at the scene of a medical helicopter crash outside Philadelphia this week told a dispatcher he was most concerned about the infant girl who survived, but that the pilot was the only passenger not alert after the wreck, according to a 911 call excerpt released...

Investigators probe wreckage of crashed medical helicopter

Jan. 12, 2022 17:30 PM EST

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Federal investigators pored over the wreckage of a medical helicopter a day after it crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, somehow avoiding a web of power lines and buildings. Brian Rayner, senior...

Medical helicopter crashes near church; all 4 aboard survive

Jan. 11, 2022 19:03 PM EST

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A pilot crash-landed a medical helicopter Tuesday without loss of life in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, somehow avoiding a web of power lines and buildings as the aircraft fluttered, hit the street and slid into bushes outside a church, authorities and...

Review: 'The Rise' recounts Kobe Bryant's high school years

Jan. 10, 2022 09:56 AM EST

“The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality” by Mike Sielski (St. Martin’s Press) Serious basketball fans know the broad strokes of the Kobe Bryant story. The five NBA titles won during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the sexual assault allegation...

NTSB: Helicopter rotated out of control before fatal crash

Jan. 07, 2022 15:42 PM EST

LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) — A helicopter rotated out of control before crashing in East Texas, killing a passenger and injuring the pilot and two other passengers, federal investigators said Friday. The Bell 206B helicopter crashed Dec. 30 onto a woodpile in a field in Livingston,...