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Loophole limited scrutiny before deadly NYC helicopter crash

Dec. 10, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The helicopter company whose doors-off flight crashed in a New York City river last year, trapping all five passengers in their harnesses, exploited a regulatory loophole to avoid stricter safety requirements, federal investigators said Tuesday. FlyNYON operated under the...

Services set for 3 Guardsmen killed in Black Hawk crash

Dec. 10, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Funerals are set for three Minnesota National Guardsmen killed in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter last week. Chief Warrant Officers James Rogers Jr., 28, and Charles Nord, 30, and Sgt. Kort Plantenberg, 28, were killed Thursday when their helicopter crashed southwest of St. Cloud during a routine...

Fallen Army pilot laid to rest with full military honors

Dec. 10, 2019 10:39 AM EST

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of people in northern Utah including the Patriot Guard, military personnel and law enforcement officials have attended the funeral service and burial of a 25-year-old Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash in Afghanistan. The Deseret News reported Monday that Chief...

Minnesota National Guard identifies 3 killed in copter crash

Dec. 8, 2019 3:25 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota National Guard says the three soldiers who were killed when their helicopter crashed near St. Cloud this week were part of a unit that returned last May from a nine-month deployment to the Middle East. The Guard identified the men who were killed in Thursday's crash as...

Pilot suffers minor injuries in helicopter crash at Omaha

Dec. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say one person was injured Saturday in a helicopter crash at the Millard Airport in Omaha. Television station KETV reported that the crash happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday as the helicopter was trying to land. Police said only the pilot was the only person on board at the...

Army pilot killed in Afghanistan to be buried Monday in Utah

Dec. 7, 2019 12:13 AM EST

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A 25-year-old Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash in Afghanistan will be buried Monday at Brigham City Cemetery in northern Utah. CW2 Kirk Fuchigami Jr. was one of two Army pilots killed in the Nov. 20 crash while providing security for ground troops in eastern Logar Province...

Army team will lead probe into Minnesota helicopter crash

Dec. 6, 2019 9:17 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Army investigators will lead the probe into the crash of a Minnesota National Guard helicopter that killed all three soldiers aboard. A five-member team from Fort Rucker, Alabama, was expected to arrive Friday to begin the work of determining why the Black Hawk crashed in a farm...

'Devastated': 3 crew killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Dec. 5, 2019 11:18 PM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed Thursday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were riding in for a routine maintenance test flight crashed in a farm field in central Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz confirmed. The identities of the soldiers were not immediately...

Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash

Dec. 5, 2019 8:38 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota governor says all 3 crew members killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash.

Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed

Dec. 5, 2019 5:49 PM EST
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota National Guard official says Black Hawk Helicopter carrying three crew members has crashed.