Latest Helicopter crashes News

West Virginia helicopter crash victims remembered at service

Jul. 12, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter crash . Brian Glasser, Cline's attorney and longtime friend, said in his eulogy at the memorial service in...

Survivor describes Minnesota fatal medical helicopter crash

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground. But the preliminary...

NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal crash

Jul. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said. The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the...

Pilot receives minor injuries in Kentucky helicopter crash

Jul. 9, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an agricultural helicopter pilot has been injured in a crash in a Kentucky cornfield. Kentucky State Police said Anthonie Christoffel Vos was operating a 1973 Tomcat helicopter during agricultural spraying on Monday when the aircraft crashed. Vos, of Sevierville, Tennessee,...

Explosion and fire sink a commercial fishing boat in Alaska

Jul. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An explosion at a dock in Alaska spread fire to a nearby fishing boat that then sank, leaving one person aboard missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Crews were using a boat and helicopter to scour the ocean around the dock for the missing person, the Coast Guard said in a...

NTSB takes over investigation of Bahamas helicopter crash

Jul. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. officials have taken over the investigation of a Bahamas helicopter crash that killed billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline and six other people. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss confirmed Monday that the wreckage has been moved to a secure site in the United...

Investigators recover helicopter that crashed in Bahamas

Jul. 7, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Accident investigators in the Bahamas say they have recovered the helicopter that crashed after taking off from a remote private island on July 4, killing coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans, as well as a British citizen. The Bahamas Air Accident Investigation Department said...

Investigators scour scene of Bahamas chopper crash for clues

Jul. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

Accident investigators in the Bahamas are going well below the surface of the water to try to figure out what went wrong in the moments before a helicopter crashed after takeoff and killed seven people, including West Virginia coal magnate Chris Cline. The Air Accident Investigation Department of the Bahamas said...

The Latest: Helicopter crash victim was helping friend

Jul. 6, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas (all times local): 5:15 p.m. One of the victims of the helicopter crash that killed seven people in the Bahamas was 22-year-old Delaney Wykle. Her mother, Paula Wykle, says her daughter had just passed her...

W.Va. coal billionaire Cline killed in helicopter crash

Jul. 6, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal tycoon Chris Cline, who worked his way out of West Virginia's underground mines to amass a fortune and become a major Republican donor, has died in a helicopter crash outside a string of islands he owned in the Bahamas. Cline and his 22-year-old daughter Kameron were on board...