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Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in accident during training jump

Apr. 21, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An 82nd Airborne paratrooper was killed during a training jump, officials at Fort Bragg said. The North Carolina Army post said Spc. Abigail Jenks, 21, of Gansevoort, New York, was part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division,...

Two injured in Army helicopter training crash in Alabama

Apr. 20, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

NEW BROCTON, Ala. (AP) — Two people were hurt Tuesday when an Army helicopter crashed at a training base in south Alabama, military officials said. Fort Rucker officials said in a news release that the “aviation mishap” involved a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. The...

Report sheds little light on fatal Alaska helicopter crash

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary report from the federal agency investigating the fatal helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people, including the richest man in the Czech Republic, sheds little light on the cause. The Tuesday report from the National...

Today in History

Apr. 04, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Easter Sunday, April 4, the 94th day of 2021. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot and killed...

Wreckage of helicopter crash that killed 5 found on glacier

Apr. 02, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday that it has recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash north of Anchorage that killed five people and is sending a team of investigators to examine the evidence, KTUU TV station reported. ...

Feds: Owners must get helicopter wreckage off Alaska slope

Mar. 31, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The wreckage of a helicopter that crashed last weekend, killing five people, will have to be hoisted off a mountain by the company that owned it, a U.S. investigator said. The Airbus AS350 BB helicopter crashed near Knik Glacier, north of...

Czech billionaire among 5 killed in Alaska helicopter crash

Mar. 29, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A helicopter carrying guides and guests on a heli-skiing excursion north of Anchorage slammed into a mountain and then rolled downhill hundreds of feet, killing the pilot and four of the five passengers, officials said Monday. Among the dead in...

Tributes paid to Czech billionaire killed in chopper crash

Mar. 29, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Politicians and friends in the Czech Republic have paid tribute to Petr Kellner, the country's richest man, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska. He was 56. Kellner was one of five people, including the pilot, who died in the accident on...

Report: Alaska helicopter pilot died trying to reach family

Mar. 24, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man died in a helicopter crash while trying to reach his family before they saw a newspaper story detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against him, a new federal report says. Andy Teuber, 52, the former head of Alaska’s largest...

Judge rules in favor of Vanessa Bryant in crash photos suit

Mar. 09, 2021 11:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, can obtain the names of four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who allegedly shared graphic photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, their daughter...