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Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

Dec. 6, 2019 9:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the work of determining why the Black Hawk crashed in a farm...

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately...

Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Dec. 5, 2019 8:38 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash.

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

Dec. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.

France’s Macron wants Africa’s approval on military presence

Dec. 4, 2019 3:52 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — West African leaders need to make it clear they want and need France’s military presence, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, just days after a helicopter collision killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali last week. France will organize a Dec. 16...

Rescuers among 6 dead in storms on French Riviera

Dec. 2, 2019 12:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A helicopter crash killed three French rescuers on a mission to save people trapped by floods, and three others were also killed in heavy rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region. Brown floodwaters continued to gush down streets...

France pays homage to 13 soldiers killed in Mali air crash

Dec. 2, 2019 10:40 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France paid homage Monday to 13 soldiers killed while fighting Islamic State-affiliated extremists in Mali, with their coffins draped in the French tricolor at a solemn ceremony in Paris. “Freedom, alas, often carries the taste of spilt blood,” said French President Emmanuel...

France: Military helicopters in Mali crash not under fire

Nov. 29, 2019 4:21 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s army chief of staff is dismissing an Islamic State group affiliate’s claim that it caused a helicopter collision in Mali that killed 13 soldiers. Gen. Francois Lecointre on Friday told French radio RFI that no shots were fired at the helicopters. The Islamic State in the...