Latest Helicopter crashes News

Mexican gov. suggests God 'punished' rival who died in crash

Oct. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican governor who won a special election after the rival he initially lost to died in a helicopter crash is apparently suggesting she stole the vote and was "punished" by God. Miguel Barbosa Huerta of the national governing Morena party lost the 2018 governor's election in Puebla...

India’s air force says it shot down its own helicopter

Oct. 4, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s air force said Friday it accidently shot down one of its own helicopters as it engaged Pakistani fighter planes in an aerial confrontation in Indian-controlled Kashmir in February. Air Chief Rakesh Singh Bhaduria said “it was a big mistake.” Six air force...

Senegal helicopter crashes in C. African Republic, killing 3

Sep. 27, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Three Senegalese soldiers died after their helicopter crashed in Central African Republic on Friday, Senegal's armed forces said. The air force helicopter was returning from an operational mission with the United Nations peacekeeping force when it crashed in the town of Bouar. Another...

Army helicopter crashes, killing 1 person, injuring 3 others

Sep. 26, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FORT POLK, La. (AP) — A helicopter crashed on an Army base in Louisiana, killing one person and injuring three others, military officials said Thursday. The Army chopper crashed early Thursday morning in the Fort Polk training area, Fort Polk officials said in a statement. There were four crew members on...

US attack helicopter damaged in accident in Germany

Sep. 25, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. military says it is investigating an accident involving an Apache attack helicopter in southern Germany that resulted in damage to the aircraft but no injuries. The Apache AH-64D from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hit power lines during a routine training flight outside the...

Video: Harnesses trapped passengers as NYC helicopter sank

Sep. 23, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Video from inside a doors-off sightseeing helicopter that crashed in a New York City river last year shows doomed passengers struggling to free themselves from harnesses as the aircraft fills with water, federal investigators said Monday. "How do I cut this?" one passenger asks, just 13...

Estate of late Leicester City team owner sued over crash

Sep. 23, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The family of an employee of the Thai owner of England's Leicester City soccer team who died in a helicopter crash that also took her boss's life sued his estate and his family's duty-free business on Monday for 300 million baht ($9.8 million). Former beauty queen Nusara Suknamai, 33, was...

Norway says Airbus sends out alert after helicopter crash

Sep. 11, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday the manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed last month in Arctic Norway killing six people is calling for "immediate visual inspection" of recently delivered choppers of the same type following preliminary findings. Norway's Accident...

Portugal: Private firefighting chopper crashes, pilot dies

Sep. 5, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A pulp and paper company in Portugal says that the pilot of a private firefighting helicopter has died in a crash while trying to put out flames in a forest. Rui Pedro Batista, spokesman for The Navigator Company, says the accident took place Thursday afternoon near Valongo, a town...

Companies deny wrongdoing in fatal Virginia helicopter crash

Sep. 3, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The company that manufactured a helicopter that crashed and killed two Virginia state troopers monitoring a white nationalist rally says it's not guilty of negligence and fraud. The Daily Progress reports widows Amanda Bates and Karen Cullen filed a lawsuit in June that accuses...