Latest Helicopter crashes News

Mexico navy copter down in police operation; 1 dead, 10 hurt

Mar. 21, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say a Mexican navy helicopter has crashed during an anti-kidnapping operation, killing a police officer and injuring 10 military personnel in the Gulf state of Veracruz. The official Twitter account of Veracruz Gov. Cuitláhuac García says the aircraft...

Officials: Hawaii tour helicopter makes hard landing, rolls

Mar. 5, 2020 10:40 PM EST

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Six people suffered minor injuries when a tour helicopter made a hard landing and rolled over Thursday in a remote part of Hawaii's Big Island, officials said. The Blue Hawaiian Helicopters aircraft carrying five passengers and a pilot crashed in a wooded, unpopulated part of the Puna...

Hawaii police say helicopter has crashed on the Big Island; unclear if there are deaths or injuries

Mar. 5, 2020 5:25 PM EST
PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii police say helicopter has crashed on the Big Island; unclear if there are deaths or injuries.
The site of a helicopter crash is cordoned off in San Pedro, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday, march 5, 2020.  The helicopter carrying the Philippine national police chief and other people crashed Thursday, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine police chief, 7 others injured in chopper crash

Mar. 5, 2020 6:48 AM EST

SAN PEDRO, Philippines (AP) — A helicopter carrying the Philippine national police chief and seven other people crashed after hitting a power cable on takeoff Thursday, critically injuring two other generals on board. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa and the others were pulled from the wreckage by police...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, investigators, top, work the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others as Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies patrol in an all-terrain vehicle on a hillside in Calabasas, Calif. Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the crash scene, according to a Los Angeles Times report quoting an unnamed source. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Maria Lucero told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 28 that

LA County sheriff says 8 deputies took Bryant crash photos

Mar. 2, 2020 10:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said eight deputies allegedly took or shared graphic photos of the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash scene, but he ordered them deleted. "That was my No. 1 priority, was to make sure those photos no longer exist," Villanueva told NBC News for a story...

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Bryant speaks during a celebration of life for her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in Los Angeles. The widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant is

Bryant's widow 'devastated' by report deputies shared photos

Mar. 1, 2020 12:35 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant is “absolutely devastated" by allegations that deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Bryant, their 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, her lawyer said in a statement Saturday. The Los Angeles...

N Carolina casket maker creates artwork honoring Kobe Bryant

Feb. 29, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — Earlier this week, casketmaker Fletcher Collins loaded the customized tribute memorial into a rented van before he and a couple of friends drove cross-country from his business in the Mount Olive community of Elizabethtown to Los Angeles. Collins’ destination over the...

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. Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any outward evidence of engine failure, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,File)

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Feb. 28, 2020 7:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed. The Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that a public safety source with knowledge of the events had seen one...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Feb. 27, 2020 9:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for...

Jai Jai Wesley cheers outside of the Staples Center during a public memorial for former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, in Los Angeles, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Bryant fans from near and far find closure at LA memorial

Feb. 24, 2020 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Kobe Bryant scored 60 points in his last NBA game in 2016, Kristian Beflic was there, having come all the way from Germany to watch. When Bryant's jersey was retired at Staples Center before a game the following year, Beflic was there again. The German hotelier and restaurateur was...