Latest Helicopter crashes News

Military helicopter crash-lands in Russia, kills 4 on board

May. 26, 2020 3:03 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian military helicopter crash-landed on an airfield Tuesday in the far eastern region of Chukotka, killing four people, the military said. The crash involving a Mi-8 helicopter may have been caused by a technical malfunction, the Defense Ministry said. Three crew members and a...

Lax safety led to fatal medical air crash, investigators say

May. 19, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lax safety culture at an air ambulance company led to the crash of a medical helicopter last year in snowy weather in Ohio that killed three people, federal investigators said Tuesday. Survival Flight's “inadequate management of safety” led the pilot to depart in...

Russia: Military helicopter crash lands killing all crew

May. 19, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said one of its helicopters crash-landed in an uninhabited area north of Moscow late Tuesday, killing all crew members. The Defense Ministry said the incident involving a Mi-8 helicopter occurred near the town of Klin, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Moscow. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, investigators work the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others in Calabasas, Calif. Autopsy reports released Friday, May 15, 2020 show that the pilot who flew Bryant show he did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when the helicopter crashed in Southern California in January, killing all nine aboard. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Report: Bryant crash pilot had no drugs, alcohol in system

May. 16, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch during the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Autopsy reports released Friday, May 15, 2020, show that the pilot who flew Bryant did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when the helicopter crashed in Southern California in January, killing all nine aboard. The causes of death for Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, pilot Ara Zobayan and the others have been ruled blunt force trauma. Federal authorities are still investigating the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Autopsy: Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash had no alcohol, drugs

May. 15, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot flying Kobe Bryant and seven others to a youth basketball tournament did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, and all nine sustained immediately fatal injuries when their helicopter slammed into a hillside outside Los Angeles in January, according to autopsies released...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia.  The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash.  The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Kobe Bryant's sports academy retires "Mamba" nickname

May. 12, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were...

CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2018, INSTEAD OF NOV. 21, 2020, AND CORRECTS BYLINE TO MARIE D. DE JESÚS INSTEAD OF STEVE GONZALES - This Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, photo shows Houston police Officer Jason Knox in a restored HPD cruiser during the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston. The Houston police department tweeted that Knox, a Tactical Flight Officer, was killed when a police helicopter crashed early Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Houston officer injured in helicopter crash now serious

May. 3, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer injured in a police helicopter crash that killed another officer was in serious condition Sunday at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, according to spokesperson Natasha Barrett. Chase Cormier, 35, was upgraded from critical condition following surgery after the...

Authorities investigate the scene of a helicopter crash at an apartment complex in Houston,  Saturday, May 2, 2020.  Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the helicopter was carrying a pilot and a tactical flight officer when it went down at an apartment complex in north Houston around 2 a.m. Saturday.  The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)/Houston Chronicle via AP)

1 Houston police officer killed, 1 injured in copter crash

May. 2, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police helicopter crashed early Saturday, killing one of the two officers on board and critically injuring the other, while assisting a call to search for bodies in a nearby bayou, officials said. A pilot and tactical flight officer were aboard a police helicopter when it crashed...

In this image made from CTV vide, Rear-Admiral Craig Baines, Commander of Maritime Command Component, speaks in a news conference in Halifax, Canada, Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Remains found, 5 presumed dead from chopper crash off Greece

May. 1, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Additional remains have been found and five missing Canadian military members from a helicopter crash off Greece are now presumed dead, the Canadian military said Friday. The Canadian Armed Forces said in a statement that NATO’s search and rescue efforts are now a search and recovery...

In this undated photo provided by Shane Cowbrough, is Cowbrough and his daughter Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, right, of Nova Scotia, who was killed in a military helicopter crash. One person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate during a NATO exercise crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, April 30, 2020. Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's top military official, said the ship lost contact with the aircrew on Wednesday evening and that flares were spotted from the water minutes later. He confirmed the body of Abbigail Cowbrough, 23, has been recovered. (Shane Cowbrough via AP)

1 dead, 5 missing in crash of Canadian chopper off Greece

Apr. 30, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — One person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate during a NATO exercise crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Trudeau said one body had been found, and the five others aboard...