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East Libya forces say 2 helicopters crashed, killing 2

Sep. 20, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a powerful Libyan commander said two military planes crashed on Sunday over a village in eastern Libya, killing at least two officers. The self-styled Libyan Arab Armed Forces, led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter, said the helicopters collided in the...

Investigator: 3 killed in helicopter crash in Georgia forest

Sep. 17, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in the dense woods of a national wildlife preserve in central Georgia, a federal investigator said Friday. The Robinson R66 helicopter scattered debris over a path 125 feet (38 meters) long,...

Helicopter with 3 people on board crashes in Georgia forest

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ga. (AP) — A helicopter with three people on board crashed in a national wildlife preserve in Middle Georgia and search crews were looking for the wreckage, federal authorities said. Teams of people were searching Thursday for the downed aircraft after it...

US Navy helicopter was vibrating before crash that killed 5

Sep. 08, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A brief Navy narrative of a fatal helicopter crash off Southern California says the aircraft experienced “side-to-side” vibrations that caused the main rotor to hit the deck of an aircraft carrier while landing, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. ...

Report on 2019 plane crash that killed 3 Indiana men delayed

Sep. 06, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Two years after a plane crash killed three Indiana men in Montana, the government has yet to release a final report on the incident. The National Transportation Safety Board had said it would likely take a year to complete a report on the August...

US Navy IDs 5 killed in helicopter crash off California

Sep. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Sunday identified five sailors who died when a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean off of Southern California. They were Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California; Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale,...

Navy declares 5 missing sailors dead after helicopter crash

Sep. 04, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy declared five missing sailors dead nearly a week after a helicopter crashed in the Pacific Ocean, shifting the search for them to a recovery operation on Saturday. The move followed more than 72 hours of coordinated rescue efforts and...

U.S. Navy declares five missing sailors dead after Tuesday helicopter crash in Pacific; shifts to recovery operations.

Sep. 04, 2021 12:19 PM EDT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Navy declares five missing sailors dead after Tuesday helicopter crash in Pacific; shifts to recovery operations.

5 missing and 6 hurt after Navy helicopter crash in Pacific

Sep. 01, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rescue crews were still searching Wednesday for five missing sailors a day after a U.S. Navy helicopter crashed in the ocean off Southern California near an aircraft carrier, military officials said. One sailor was rescued shortly after the crash of the...

Delta Force sniper memorialized for heroism in Somalia

Aug. 30, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Army special forces soldier who died while performing a rescue of a downed helicopter crew in Somalia was immortalized Monday with a memorial in his hometown. Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, a native of Lincoln, Maine, pleaded to be allowed to...