Latest Helicopter crashes News

Vanessa Bryant said LA sheriff promised to secure crash site

Oct. 23, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow said she pleaded with the Los Angeles County sheriff to make sure no one takes photographs from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, and he reassured that the area had been secured, court documents say. ...

After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents

Oct. 23, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust” is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Baldwin a loaded gun instead of one safe to...

NTSB issues 1st report on fatal midair collision in Chandler

Oct. 20, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued its preliminary report Wednesday on a fatal midair collision involving a helicopter and a small plane outside a suburban Phoenix airport earlier this month. The flight instructor and student pilot aboard the...

LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to undergo psychiatric exam

Oct. 18, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County is seeking to compel psychiatric evaluations for Kobe Bryant's widow and others to determine if they truly suffered emotional distress after first responders took and shared graphic photos from the site of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the...

FAA: Small plane crashes in Pima County; No survivors found

Oct. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The wreckage of a small plane has been located in Pima County and there appears to be no survivors, authorities said Monday. Federal Aviation Administration officials said they issued an alert Sunday about an overdue aircraft last seen southeast of...

Helicopter crash in southwestern Germany leaves 3 dead

Oct. 17, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in southwestern Germany on Sunday, police said. The aircraft crash in a forested area near the small town of Buchen on Sunday afternoon, the news agency dpa reported. The crash left wreckage strewn over...

US Navy helicopter, human remains recovered off California

Oct. 12, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The remains of five people and the wreckage of a U.S. Navy helicopter that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off California have been recovered, the Navy said in a statement Tuesday. The MH-60S helicopter, its two pilots and three other sailors were lost in...

Long Island man, 73, identified as helicopter crash victim

Oct. 11, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

CORNWALL, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police have identified the victim of a fatal helicopter crash near Storm King Mountain as 73-year-old Arthur Charych of Setauket on Long Island. Charych was the only person aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter that crashed near Route...

Police: One dead after helicopter crash in New York town

Oct. 10, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

CORNWALL, N.Y. (AP) — One person was killed after a helicopter crashed near Storm King Mountain on Sunday afternoon, New York State Police said. The Robinson R44 helicopter crashed nearby Route 218 in Cornwall, WABC-TV reported. According to the...

Flight instructor, student from Kansas school die in Arizona

Oct. 09, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school said that two people killed in a fiery midair collision earlier this month in Arizona were a flight instructor and a student. Dodge City Community College identified the instructor in a news release Friday as Jessica Brandal and...