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Apr. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Easter Sunday, April 4, the 94th day of 2021. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed...

Wreckage of helicopter crash that killed 5 found on glacier

Apr. 02, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday that it has recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash north of Anchorage that killed five people and is sending a team of investigators to examine the evidence, KTUU TV station reported. ...

Feds: Owners must get helicopter wreckage off Alaska slope

Mar. 31, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed last weekend, killing five people, will have to be hoisted off a mountain by the company that owned it, a U.S. investigator said. The Airbus AS350 BB helicopter crashed near Knik Glacier, north of...

Czech billionaire among 5 killed in Alaska helicopter crash

Mar. 29, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter carrying guides and guests on a heli-skiing excursion north of Anchorage slammed into a mountain and then rolled downhill hundreds of feet, killing the pilot and four of the five passengers, officials said Monday. Among the dead in...

Tributes paid to Czech billionaire killed in chopper crash

Mar. 29, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Politicians and friends in the Czech Republic have paid tribute to Petr Kellner, the country's richest man, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska. He was 56. Kellner was one of five people, including the pilot, who died in the accident on...

Report: Alaska helicopter pilot died trying to reach family

Mar. 24, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man died in a helicopter crash while trying to reach his family before they saw a newspaper story detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against him, a new federal report says. Andy Teuber, 52, the former head of Alaska’s largest...

Judge rules in favor of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos suit

Mar. 09, 2021 11:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, can obtain the names of four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who allegedly shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their daughter...

French aviation billionaire, pilot die in helicopter crash

Mar. 08, 2021 04:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French billionaire aviation industrialist and member of parliament has died in a helicopter crash along with the pilot, authorities said. Olivier Dassault, 69, was heir to a powerful family business empire that made Falcon private jets and Rafale fighter...

NTSB: Duke Life Flight pilot may have shut down wrong engine

Mar. 05, 2021 17:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The pilot of a Duke Life Flight helicopter that crashed in northeastern North Carolina in 2017 may have accidentally shut off one of the aircraft’s engines just before the second malfunctioning engine failed, federal investigators said. An...

Turkey: sudden weather change likely cause of chopper crash

Mar. 05, 2021 11:26 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A sudden, mid-flight change of weather conditions is thought to be the cause a helicopter crash which killed 11 military personnel in eastern Turkey, the Defense Ministry said Friday, citing a preliminary inspection of the crash site. The Cougar...