Latest Helicopter crashes News

In this photo provided by the Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, rescuers check the still smoldering remains of a Philippine air force S-76A Sikorsky helicopter after it crashed in Basilan island, southern Philippines on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. The helicopter was en route to airlift troops wounded from a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. (Lantawan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office via AP)

Philippine air force helicopter crashes, 4 crew killed

Sep. 16, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force helicopter on its way to airlift troops wounded in a recent suicide bombing crashed on a southern island Wednesday, killing all four crew members on board, officials said. The Sikorsky S-76A took off from southern Zamboanga city for a flight to nearby...

This combination of photos released by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in August 2020 shows Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, left, and Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, both with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). They were killed in a Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 Black Hawk helicopter crash at San Clemente Island, Calif. (US Army Special Operations Command via AP)

2 soldiers killed in Black Hawk training crash in California

Aug. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Two soldiers were killed and three were injured when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a training exercise off Southern California's coast, the Defense Department said Saturday. Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, 33, of Brick, New Jersey, and Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, 22, of...

People gather at the site of a helicopter crash in Lagos, Nigeria Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Authorities say two people have died and a third is critically injured after a helicopter crashed into a residential area in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos. The National Emergency Management Agency says the dead include the pilot and a passenger in the helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation. The third person was also in the helicopter. (AP Photo)

2 dead, 1 hurt after helicopter crashes in Lagos, Nigeria

Aug. 28, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Two people have died and a third is critically injured after a helicopter crashed into a residential area in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, authorities said Friday. The dead include the pilot and a passenger in the Bell 206 helicopter operated by Quorum Aviation,...

Pilot in deadly Oregon crash worked for Montana chopper firm

Aug. 25, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — A helicopter pilot who died late Monday while fighting a wildfire in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest worked for a private company based in Bozeman, Montana that was under contract for aerial firefighting with the U.S. Forest Service, authorities said Tuesday. “This kind...

Following the LNU Lightning Complex fires, a scorched VW Microbus rests in a driveway of the Spanish Flat community in Napa County, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires: Prepare to be away from home for days

Aug. 25, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but they are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones and prepare for days away from home as three massive San Francisco Bay Area wildfires rage on, suffocating the region with...

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires leap above Butts Canyon Road on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in unincorporated Lake County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Massive Northern California wildfires rage on; 1 man dead

Aug. 24, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape Sunday as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather system packing high winds and more of the lightning that sparked the huge blazes and scores of...

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

Aug. 21, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday. The death of a resident in Solano County, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay Area, was reported Thursday by Sheriff...

Bill Nichols, 84, works to save his home as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Vacaville, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Nichols has lived in the home for 77 years. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires chase people from homes into smoky air

Aug. 20, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Crews worked in blistering heat Wednesday to beat back wildfires that ignited across Northern California, sending thousands of people from their homes into smoky air, briefly halting traffic on an interstate and killing a pilot on a firefighting mission. Hundreds of fires were...

Pilot killed in helicopter crash while fighting California fire

Aug. 19, 2020 7:37 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pilot killed in helicopter crash while fighting California fire.
FILE - This Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, file aerial photo shows the crash site of a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter,  near Kimball, Minn. The Minnesota National Guard says mechanical failure and human error led to the crash that killed three Guard members. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Mechanical failure, human error cited in Guard copter crash

Aug. 5, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mechanical failure and human error led to the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter that killed three Minnesota National Guard members last December, according to a Guard summary released Wednesday. According to the summary of results from a military investigative board, the crew was...