Latest Helicopter crashes News

Body of New Hampshire Marine killed in helicopter crash comes home

Feb. 20, 2024 16:16 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The body of one of five Marines killed when their helicopter went down in the mountains outside San Diego during a storm was brought back to his home state of New Hampshire on Tuesday and a procession was held in his honor. Jack Casey, 26, of Dover, was a pilot...

Dark skies, bad weather could have led to fatal California helicopter crash that killed 6

Feb. 14, 2024 19:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two aviation experts who reviewed newly released photos and video of Friday's helicopter crash that killed a prominent Nigerian banker and five others said the flight likely should have been canceled because of poor nighttime weather conditions in Southern California's Mojave...

Nigeria mourns as authorities investigate helicopter crash that killed a major bank CEO

Feb. 11, 2024 18:54 PM EST

Nigerian leaders Sunday mourned the death of the CEO of one of the country's largest banks after he and five others were killed Friday in a helicopter crash in Southern California's Mojave Desert. Herbert Wigwe, chief executive of Access Bank, and his wife and son were among the six...

Marine Corps confirms the worst: All 5 troops killed in helicopter crash in California mountains

Feb. 08, 2024 23:46 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The helicopter carrying five Marines that crashed during a storm in the mountains outside San Diego was a CH-53E Super Stallion designed to fly through bad weather, even at night. The Super Stallion is the largest helicopter in the military, but every aircraft has...

Chilean ex-President Piñera drowned after a crash in a helicopter he was piloting, prosecutors say

Feb. 07, 2024 15:26 PM EST

VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile (AP) — Chilean prosecutors on Wednesday released more details about the death of former President Sebastian Piñera, saying he drowned after the helicopter he was piloting crashed into a lake. Piñera, 74, died on Tuesday after a flight over Lake Ranco, more...

Goose found in flight control of medical helicopter that crashed in Oklahoma, killing 3

Feb. 03, 2024 18:09 PM EST

A dead goose was found in part of the flight control system of a medical helicopter that crashed in western Oklahoma, killing all three people on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report does not cite a suspected cause of the...

Pilot error likely caused the helicopter crash that killed 2 officers, report says

Feb. 01, 2024 16:56 PM EST

WHITESIDE, Tenn. (AP) — Pilot error was the probable cause of a helicopter crash that killed two Tennessee law enforcement officers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's final report. “The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the power lines” led to...

3 dead in ski-helicopter crash in Canada

Jan. 23, 2024 13:28 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Three people have died in a heli-ski helicopter crash in the Canadian province of British Columbia, authorities said Tuesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in west-central British Columbia said that seven people were aboard, leaving three dead...

Three members of air ambulance crew killed in Oklahoma helicopter crash

Jan. 21, 2024 18:47 PM EST

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — Three members of an air ambulance crew were killed when their helicopter crashed late Saturday in Oklahoma, officials said. The crash was reported near Weatherford after the control center lost contact with the Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter crew shortly...

No problems found with engine of news helicopter that crashed in New Jersey, killing 2, report says

Jan. 17, 2024 19:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A television news helicopter that crashed in a southern New Jersey forest last month, killing the pilot and a photographer, had no engine problems that would have prevented normal operation, federal investigators said Wednesday. The National...