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Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

May. 20, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s foreign minister were found dead Monday hours after their helicopter crashed in fog, leaving the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions grip the wider Middle East. ...

The Latest | Iran's president, foreign minister and others die in helicopter crash

May. 20, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others were found dead Monday at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region in the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for...

An Afghan military helicopter crash in western Afghanistan kills at least 1 person, the Taliban say

May. 15, 2024 06:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Wednesday in Ghor province in western Afghanistan, killing at least one person, the Taliban defense ministry said. The crash of the MI-17 was caused by a technical problem, according to a statement. The...

Japanese defense aircraft makes emergency landing after window glitch. No injuries were reported

May. 09, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese defense aircraft carrying eight people made an emergency landing at a commercial airport in central Japan Thursday after a cockpit window inadvertently slid open during its training flight, officials said. No damage or injuries were reported. The Japan Air...

Deadly news helicopter crash likely caused by shaky inspections, leading to loose parts, feds say

May. 03, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators found disconnected and missing hardware aboard a helicopter that crashed in 2022, killing the pilot and a North Carolina television station’s meteorologist, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB's final report on the...

Japan says a collision during a nighttime drill caused the deadly April crash of 2 navy helicopters

May. 02, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese investigators have determined that a collision during a nighttime drill caused the deadly crash last month of two Japanese navy SH-60K Seahawk helicopters, the country's defense minister said Thursday. That is according to preliminary flight data analysis,...

2 Malaysian military helicopters collide and crash while training, killing all 10 crew

Apr. 23, 2024 06:15 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian military helicopters collided midair and crashed during a training session on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board and injuring a swimmer in a pool, authorities said. The helicopters were rehearsing at a naval base in northern Perak...

Malaysia's navy says 2 military helicopters collided during training and all 10 people aboard died

Apr. 23, 2024 00:38 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's navy says 2 military helicopters collided during training and all 10 people aboard died.

Flight data recorders from crashed Japanese navy helicopters show no sign of mechanical failure

Apr. 22, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An initial analysis of flight data recorders recovered from the crash of two Japanese navy helicopters showed no sign of mechanical problems, Japan’s defense minister said Monday, indicating likely human error. One of the eight crew members died and a search is continuing for the...