Latest Helicopter crashes News

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. A person who was near a remote Hawaii site where a tour helicopter crashed and killed seven people last month told investigators that visibility was only about 20 feet (6 meters) at the time because of fog and rain, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Lt. j.g. Daniel Winter/U.S. Coast Guard via AP, File)

Report: Visibility low when Hawaii tour helicopter crashed

Jan. 15, 2020 4:14 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A person who was near a remote Hawaii site where a tour helicopter crashed and killed seven people last month told investigators that visibility was only about 20 feet (6 meters) at the time because of fog and rain, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday. The...

2 New Yorkers aboard helicopter die in Pennsylvania crash

Jan. 10, 2020 11:31 AM EST

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two upstate New York business men aboard a helicopter were killed when the aircraft crashed in a Pennsylvania backyard, authorities said. No one on the ground was injured in the Thursday night crash, Cumberland County spokesman John Bruetsch told news outlets. The helicopter's...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo provided by KHQ, the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department K-9 Team responds to Silver Mountain for an avalanche in Kellogg, Idaho. Officials are searching for a person who was skiing at an Idaho resort near where avalanches killed two skiers and injured five others. The Silver Mountain Resort near the town of Kellogg was closed Wednesday to focus resources on the search for the missing skier. (KHQ via AP)

Searchers find third body buried by Idaho avalanche

Jan. 9, 2020 6:39 PM EST

Buried under about 10 feet (3 meters) of snow after an avalanche this week at an Idaho ski resort, Bill Fuzak made peace with his predicament and prepared for death. "I had already relegated myself to the inevitable as I knew the air would not last long,'' Fuzak, 62, wrote on a public Facebook page for skiers. ...

Official: Military helicopter crash kills 2 in Afghanistan

Jan. 8, 2020 4:59 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan military helicopter crashed on Wednesday in the country's western Farah province, killing the two pilots on board, a defense ministry official said. The Mi-35 chopper crashed around 11 a.m. in the district of Pur Chaman, said Rohullah Ahmadzai, the ministry's spokesman....

In this image made from video, emergency teams work at the crash site of a military helicopter in the mountains of Yilan, north eastern Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The defense ministry has confirmed Taiwan's top military officer Gen. Shen Yi-ming and others were killed in a crash of an air force helicopter. (Yilan Fire Bureau via AP)

Taiwan defense officials meet after crash kills top officer

Jan. 3, 2020 4:05 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen convened a meeting of top defense officials and urged them Friday to be on a lookout for military developments concerning China following a helicopter crash that killed the island's top military officer and other prominent personnel. In a tweet, Tsai...

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Taiwanese top military official Shen Yi-ming salutes as he is introduced to journalists during a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The defense ministry confirmed that Shen and a number of others were killed in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area in New Taipei City early Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai, File)

Copter crash kills Taiwan's top military officer, 7 others

Jan. 2, 2020 5:14 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's top military official was among eight people killed in an air force helicopter crash in mountainous terrain outside Taipei on Thursday, the defense ministry said. Five others survived. As chief of the general staff, Gen. Shen Yi-ming was responsible for overseeing the...

Defense ministry confirms Taiwan's top military officer, 7 other people were killed in crash of air force helicopter

Jan. 2, 2020 1:53 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defense ministry confirms Taiwan's top military officer, 7 other people were killed in crash of air force helicopter.

Taiwan defense ministry says 5 survivors found in crash of helicopter carrying 13, fate of top military officer unclear

Jan. 2, 2020 1:24 AM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan defense ministry says 5 survivors found in crash of helicopter carrying 13, fate of top military officer unclear.

Taiwan's officials news agency reports island's top military official is among at least 11 survivors of copter crash

Jan. 1, 2020 11:47 PM EST
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's officials news agency reports island's top military official is among at least 11 survivors of copter crash.
FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 file photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter William Hart moves toward the Na Pali Coast on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the day after a tour helicopter disappeared with seven people aboard. The Hawaii tour helicopter that crashed and killed all seven people on board hit a ridge at an altitude of 2,900 feet (883 meters) then fell about 100 feet (30 meters), the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday, Dec. 31, as investigators planned how to recover the wreckage from the remote and rugged crash site. (MK3 Forest Herring/U.S. Coast Guard via AP, File)

Hawaii crash update: Tour copter hit ridge, then fell

Dec. 31, 2019 8:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii tour helicopter that crashed and killed all seven people on board hit a ridge at an altitude of 2,900 feet (883 meters) then fell about 100 feet (30 meters), the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as investigators planned how to recover the wreckage from the remote...