Latest Helicopter crashes News

Officials say a U.S. Osprey helicopter carrying 8 has crashed into the sea off Japan; no details on occupants' condition

Nov. 29, 2023 02:13 AM EST
TOKYO (AP) — Officials say a U.S. Osprey helicopter carrying 8 has crashed into the sea off Japan; no details on occupants' condition.

US Army soldier killed in helicopter crash remembered as devoted family member, friend and leader

Nov. 25, 2023 15:28 PM EST

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier from New Hampshire who was one of five aviation special operations forces killed when their helicopter crashed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea was remembered Saturday as a devoted family member, friend and leader. Staff Sgt. Tanner W....

Coast Guard helicopter crashes on southeast Alaska island, seriously injuring 2 crew members

Nov. 14, 2023 16:52 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter on a search and rescue mission crashed in southeast Alaska, seriously injuring two of the four crew members on board. All four crew members were taken to Seattle for treatment following the crash late Monday on Read Island, about...

Army Special Operations Command mourns 5 US troops killed in helicopter crash

Nov. 14, 2023 02:35 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army Special Operations Command on Monday identified the five Army aviation special operations forces killed when their helicopter crashed in the Eastern Mediterranean over the weekend, calling each a “national treasure” whose loss cut deeply. The...

5 US service members killed in military helicopter crash over the Mediterranean

Nov. 12, 2023 21:51 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Five U.S. servicepeople were killed when a military helicopter crashed over the eastern Mediterranean Sea during a training mission, U.S. officials said Sunday. The military's European Command said all five crew members on board were killed when the aircraft went down...

Mexican military helicopter crashes in the country's north killing 3 crew members

Oct. 13, 2023 12:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An armed forces helicopter crashed in the northern Mexico state of Durango, killing three military personnel, defense officials said Friday. The Defense Department said the crash happened Thursday as the helicopter was flying to a base in the township of Canelas....

Helicopter crashes shortly after takeoff in New Hampshire, killing the pilot

Oct. 09, 2023 08:11 AM EDT

CROYDON, N.H. (AP) — A helicopter crashed in the woods shortly after taking off in Croydon, New Hampshire, killing the pilot, the only person on board, authorities said. The craft was reported as missing for at least several hours. The helicopter had taken off at about 7:30 p.m....

Australian defense minister says army will stop flying European-designed Taipan helicopters

Sep. 28, 2023 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian army will never again fly its fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters following a crash in July that killed four soldiers, the defense minister said Friday. Australia’s fleet of more than 40 European-designed Taipans has been grounded since...

Underwater teams try to recover a firefighting helicopter that crashed in Turkey, killing 3 aboard

Sep. 18, 2023 06:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Underwater teams are trying to recover a helicopter that crashed in a lake over the weekend, killing three crew members, while fighting a forest fire in western Turkey, state media reported Monday. Four crew members were aboard the firefighting aircraft when it fell...

Rescue helicopter pilot says he heard bangs before fiery crash that killed 2, report says

Sep. 08, 2023 17:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A pilot told investigators he heard a loud bang before a Florida medical rescue helicopter caught fire in flight last month, leading to a crash that killed a paramedic and a woman on the ground, a federal report released Friday said. The twin-engine...