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Ukraine helicopter crash: Facts and unanswered questions

Jan. 18, 2023 19:29 PM EST

BROVARY, Ukraine (AP) — The helicopter crash that killed Ukraine's interior minister and about a dozen other people outside the capital, Kyiv, on Wednesday is the latest devastating development in the nearly yearlong war that began with Russia's invasion. The crash came four days...

Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision

Jan. 16, 2023 00:09 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A 10-year-old Australian boy who was critically injured two weeks ago when two helicopters collided, killing four people, had woken from a coma in hospital and held his father’s hand, a family priest said. Nicholas Tadros remained in the Queensland Children’s...

All four bodies recovered in Gulf of Mexico helicopter crash

Jan. 03, 2023 19:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bodies of all four people who were aboard a helicopter that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico while departing an oil platform last week have been recovered. The U.S. Coast Guard recovered the bodies of a pilot and three offshore workers on Monday,...

Pilot, 2 British visitors among 4 killed in Australia crash

Jan. 02, 2023 22:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A pilot, two British visitors and a Sydney woman have been identified as the four people killed in a collision of two helicopters over the waterfront at an Australian tourist hotspot. Authorities say it was fortunate the death toll in the crash of two...

Search suspended for 4 missing in Gulf helicopter crash

Dec. 30, 2022 17:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for four people on board a helicopter that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico while departing an oil platform Thursday morning. Although the crash is not a closed case, crews will not resume the search unless they...

Bucs' Gabbert, brothers rescue people in Tampa chopper crash

Dec. 30, 2022 16:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert became an unexpected hero Thursday when a helicopter crashed into Hillsborough Bay in Tampa. He and his two brothers were cruising nearby on jet skis, checking out from afar some of the sail boats at a yacht club, when...

3 rescued after helicopter crash near Louisiana oil rig

Dec. 15, 2022 19:16 PM EST

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people Thursday after a helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico while attempting to land on an oil rig platform. The Coast Guard said one of the three had back injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration said the...

After Hawaii crash, NTSB calls for inspection of helicopters

Dec. 02, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii are urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances. The National Transportation Safety Board call on...

State security chief among 5 dead in Mexico helicopter crash

Nov. 17, 2022 12:07 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five people, including the top security official for the central Mexico state of Aguascalientes, died in a helicopter crash Thursday, authorities said. The state public security helicopter crashed early Thursday morning near a hospital in Jesús María,...

Son of WVa helicopter crash victim files wrongful death suit

Nov. 14, 2022 16:44 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The son of a man who died in a June helicopter crash in West Virginia that killed six people has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that owned the Vietnam-era aircraft and others, claiming negligence contributed to their deaths. Brian...