Latest Helicopter crashes News

Lawyer: Photos of Kobe Bryant's remains shared 'for a laugh'

Aug. 10, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An institutional “culture of callousness” led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to shoot and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others, a...

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash

Aug. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal transportation authorities said Friday that a helicopter returning home from a firefighting mission made a rapid descent without making any turns before plowing into the ground last month, killing the four first responders onboard. Investigators...

Pakistan says army general, 5 others die in helicopter crash

Aug. 02, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani search teams found the wreckage of a helicopter that went down the previous day in the country’s flood-stricken southwest, the military said Tuesday. An army general and five others on board were killed, it said. The aircraft had lost contact with the...

Pakistani army helicopter missing in flood relief mission

Aug. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter flying in a rescue and relief mission in the country's flood-stricken southwest lost contact with a regional control tower and was missing late Monday, the military said. The fate of its six-member crew, including a top commander, was...

Medical helicopter crashes while en route to fatal accident

Jul. 26, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — A medical helicopter responding to the scene of a fatal accident in southwestern Ohio crashed early Tuesday when it hit power lines, but no one aboard the aircraft was seriously injured, authorities said. Three crew members were in the CareFlight...

Missing Montana climbers found dead in Glacier National Park

Jul. 25, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — A helicopter search crew looking for two missing Montana climbers in Glacier National Park spotted their bodies on Monday, park officials said in a statement. The men, both 67, were reported overdue Sunday from their planned climb of Dusty Star Mountain...

Josef Newgarden taken to hospital by helicopter for evaluation after collapsing following late wreck in IndyCar race

Jul. 24, 2022 19:14 PM EDT
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Josef Newgarden taken to hospital by helicopter for evaluation after collapsing following late wreck in IndyCar race.

2 pilots die after firefighting helicopter crashes in Idaho

Jul. 22, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Both pilots of a firefighting helicopter that crashed in Idaho have died, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. Mary Cernicek with the Salmon-Challis National Forest said Thomas Hayes, 41, of Post Falls, Idaho, and Jared Bird, 36, of Anchorage, Alaska, died from...

Witnesses heard 'snap' before fatal Alaska helicopter crash

Jul. 22, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses heard a loud bang or snap before a helicopter supporting firefighter operations near the community of Anderson separated and then crashed last month, killing the pilot. It was the first fatality related to Alaska wildfires in 22 years, according...

Firefighting helicopter crashes into Idaho river, 2 on board

Jul. 21, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

SALMON, Idaho. (AP) — A firefighting helicopter with two people aboard crashed Thursday afternoon in the Salmon River in Idaho, officials said. “It is with heavy hearts that we confirm … a CH-47D Series ‘Chinook’ helicopter operated by ROTAK Helicopter Services with two...