Latest Helicopter crashes News

The photos in this combo, released by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, show the three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in Mendon, NY, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. They are, from left: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, age 54, from Rochester, NY; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch, age 39, from Honeoye Falls, NY; and Chief Warrant Officer Two Daniel Prial, age 30, from Rochester, NY. (New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs via AP)

3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots

Jan. 22, 2021 10:48 AM EST

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Killed in the crash were Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, 54, of Rochester, Chief Warrant...

The wreckage of a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter sits in a field in Mendon, NY., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Three National Guard members were killed in the crash Wednesday evening Jan. 20. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Remains of troops killed in NY helicopter crash recovered

Jan. 21, 2021 5:37 PM EST

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Army will lead the investigation into a helicopter crash that killed three National Guard members on a training exercise, authorities said Thursday after the remains of the troops were recovered from the rural upstate New York crash site. Army aviation safety investigators...

Mendon firefighters and other emergency personnel respond to a military helicopter crash in a field near Cheese Factory Road and W. Bloomfield Road in Mendon, N.Y., late Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Three National Guard members on the routine training flight were killed, according to authorities. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Military helicopter crash kills 3 in training exercise in NY

Jan. 21, 2021 3:04 AM EST

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — Three National Guard members on a training flight were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in a farmer's field in western New York. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, New York, a rural town south of Rochester,...

Philippine air force helicopter crash kills all 7 aboard

Jan. 16, 2021 9:43 AM EST

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine air force helicopter carrying supplies for counterinsurgency forces crashed in the country’s south on Saturday apparently due to engine trouble, killing all seven people on board, military officials said. The UH-1H helicopter tried to make an emergency...

Scott Booth, a former pilot for Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, at his parents' home in Long Beach, Calif., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Booth was piloting a Papillon tour helicopter when the aircraft crashed, killing five of the six passengers. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by wind

Jan. 14, 2021 7:22 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon in 2018, killing five British tourists, told investigators that he wasn't able to control the aircraft after a “violent gust of wind” sent it spinning, according to a new report. The National Transportation...

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, on Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Jan. 13, 2021 4:01 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday, shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province bordering Ethiopia, officials said. The Apache attack helicopter burst into flames after crashing at Wad Zayed airport in the town of al-Showak...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, in this Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, file photo. Bryant is the game’s fourth-leading scorer. He spent 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, 18 as an All-Star, and won five titles. Then came the helicopter crash in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports

Dec. 29, 2020 1:22 PM EST

There were so many this year. Sports in 2020 was an unending state of mourning. It was as if every week, sometimes days, another luminary fell, bringing a cascade of condolence and remembrance. It began New Year’s Day, a harbinger of what the year held, with the deaths of David Stern and Don Larsen. Not...

In this photo released by Iran's Red Crescent Society, bags containing bodies of mountaineers who died after avalanches in a mountainous area north of the capital are placed on the ground carried by a rescue helicopter, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. A series of avalanches in Iran killed multiple people on Friday following strong winds and snowfall a day earlier. (Iran's Red Crescent Society via AP)

Avalanches kill 12 in mountainous area near Iran’s capital

Dec. 27, 2020 1:45 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian rescue workers ended their search for survivors Sunday following a series of avalanches that killed 12 people in a mountainous area north of the capital, state TV reported. The avalanches struck in four different areas on Friday following strong winds and snowfall a day...

Military chopper crashes in north Pakistan, killing all 4

Dec. 27, 2020 12:05 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter on a rescue mission crashed overnight, killing all four aboard, the military said Sunday. The military said the helicopter was transporting the body of a soldier who died after getting trapped in an avalanche when it crashed Saturday evening in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2018, file photo, emergency rescue personnel, the army and the police arrive work at the scene of a helicopter crash near Puebla City, Mexico. Four people have been arrested in connection with the crash that killed a central Mexican governor and her husband — who had preceded her as governor — authorities said Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. The Agusta 109 helicopter crashed in flames 10 minutes after takeoff on Dec. 24 that year while carrying newly installed Puebla Gov. Martha Erika Alonso and her husband, former Gov. Rafael Moreno Valle, as well as three other people. (AP Photo/Pablo Spencer, File)

4 arrested in Mexico crash that killed current, ex-governor

Dec. 25, 2020 8:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with the 2018 crash of a helicopter that killed a central Mexican governor and her husband — who had preceded her as governor — authorities said Friday. The Agusta 109 helicopter crashed in flames 10 minutes after takeoff on Dec....