Latest Helicopter crashes News

Report: Helicopter had fuel issue on day of crash

Nov. 15, 2019 6:38 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A rented helicopter that crashed near Las Vegas, killing two Connecticut men, was found to have sediment in its fuel tanks just hours before the fatal flight, a preliminary report shows. However, the cause of the crash last month of the private sightseeing aircraft has not yet been...

South Korean search finds wrecked medical copter carrying 7

Nov. 1, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Searchers found the wreckage of an ambulance helicopter in waters off South Korea's eastern coast Friday and were continuing to look for its seven crewmembers and passengers, who were presumed dead. The helicopter had picked up an injured crab fisherman before it crashed late...

Man killed in Oregon helicopter crash; daughter survives

Oct. 28, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

JORDAN VALLEY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are praising the resilience of a 25-year-old Idaho woman who survived a frigid night in the high desert of southeastern Oregon following a helicopter crash that killed her father. Malheur County Undersheriff Travis Johnson said Monday that despite being injured...

Helicopters collide over Texas ranch, killing 2 people

Oct. 23, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

HEBBRONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two small helicopters collided while herding deer on a ranch in South Texas, killing two men and injuring a third person. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Nathan Brandley says the helicopters struck in midair Wednesday morning near Hebbronville, a community...

Afghan officials: Military chopper crashes, killing 7

Oct. 15, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say an Afghan army helicopter has crashed in northern Balkh Province, leaving at least seven army personnel, including the crew members, dead. Mohammad Afzel Hadid, head of the provincial council in Balkh, says that Tuesday's late afternoon crash was the result of a...

Mexican gov. suggests God 'punished' rival who died in crash

Oct. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican governor who won a special election after the rival he initially lost to died in a helicopter crash is apparently suggesting she stole the vote and was "punished" by God. Miguel Barbosa Huerta of the national governing Morena party lost the 2018 governor's election in Puebla...

India’s air force says it shot down its own helicopter

Oct. 4, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s air force said Friday it accidently shot down one of its own helicopters as it engaged Pakistani fighter planes in an aerial confrontation in Indian-controlled Kashmir in February. Air Chief Rakesh Singh Bhaduria said “it was a big mistake.” Six air force...

Senegal helicopter crashes in C. African Republic, killing 3

Sep. 27, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three Senegalese soldiers died after their helicopter crashed in Central African Republic on Friday, Senegal's armed forces said. The air force helicopter was returning from an operational mission with the United Nations peacekeeping force when it crashed in the town of Bouar. Another...

Army helicopter crashes, killing 1 person, injuring 3 others

Sep. 26, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FORT POLK, La. (AP) — A helicopter crashed on an Army base in Louisiana, killing one person and injuring three others, military officials said Thursday. The Army chopper crashed early Thursday morning in the Fort Polk training area, Fort Polk officials said in a statement. There were four crew members on...

US attack helicopter damaged in accident in Germany

Sep. 25, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. military says it is investigating an accident involving an Apache attack helicopter in southern Germany that resulted in damage to the aircraft but no injuries. The Apache AH-64D from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hit power lines during a routine training flight outside the...