Latest Helicopter crashes News

Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

Dec. 11, 2018 3:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured sued Sikorsky Aircraft on Monday, alleging the tail rotor system was defective. The wrongful death and product liability lawsuit was filed...

NTSB: Pilot error caused crash that killed Troy Gentry

Dec. 4, 2018 12:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot at a small airport where he was to perform that night, federal investigators said. The pilot cut the engine too soon as he tried an emergency...

William, Kate pay tribute to UK soccer team owner

Nov. 28, 2018 11:40 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate have paid tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died with him in an Oct. 27 helicopter crash outside the soccer team's stadium. Vichai's family welcomed them Wednesday to a tribute site covered with flowers. Kate left a bouquet as...

Military helicopter crashes in Istanbul; 4 soldiers killed

Nov. 26, 2018 6:30 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Four Turkish soldiers died while another was fighting for life after their helicopter crashed Monday into a residential area of Istanbul. Even though the helicopter struck a four-storey building before crashing, there were no civilian casualties, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency....

Turkish state media: 4 soldiers killed in military helicopter crash in Istanbul

Nov. 26, 2018 3:49 AM EST
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state media: 4 soldiers killed in military helicopter crash in Istanbul .

CORRECTS: Turkish military helicopter crashes in residential area in Istanbul; no word on casualties

Nov. 26, 2018 3:42 AM EST
ISTANBUL (AP) — CORRECTS: Turkish military helicopter crashes in residential area in Istanbul; no word on casualties. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said it was a plane)

5 killed after helicopter crashes in Dominican Republic

Nov. 23, 2018 12:08 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say five people have died after a helicopter crashed near a popular tourist area. The director of the Investigative Commission of Aviation Accidents says the EC20 helicopter disappeared late Thursday after the pilot picked up...

Georgia law enforcement helicopter crashes in Alabama river

Nov. 16, 2018 11:11 PM EST

CLANTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say divers have recovered the fuselage of a Georgia law enforcement helicopter that crashed into a river in Alabama, but they have spotted no signs of survivors. The Chilton County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that dives were suspended Friday night because of...

Newlyweds' helicopter crashed into hillside, report says

Nov. 15, 2018 2:23 PM EST

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A helicopter that crashed shortly after leaving a Texas wedding reception, killing the bride and groom and a pilot, had collided with a steep hillside near the ranch where the nuptials were held. That's according to a preliminary report released earlier this week by the National...

Leicester's farewell to owner who delivered soccer fairytale

Nov. 10, 2018 8:37 PM EST

LEICESTER, England (AP) — The soundtrack to Leicester's sporting fairytale now carries a mournful melody. On the streets where improbable success was toasted two years ago, the "Champions of England" chant reverberated again on Saturday, this time as the chorus for thousands of fans marching with players...