Latest Helicopter crashes News

Pilot injured when crop-dusting helicopter crashes in Iowa

Jul. 17, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a pilot was injured when his crop-dusting helicopter crashed in western Iowa. The crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of miles (3.2 kilometers) south of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport. Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Denker says the pilot...

Flight instructor dies in California helicopter crash

Jul. 16, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A city spokesman says a training helicopter has crashed in Northern California, killing a flight instructor and seriously injuring a student. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a student and instructor of Pacific Helicopters flight school were the only two people aboard the...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims remembered at service

Jul. 12, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands gathered in West Virginia Friday to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed last week in a helicopter crash . Brian Glasser, Cline's attorney and longtime friend, said in his eulogy at the memorial service in...

The Latest: Memorial held for WVa helicopter crash victims

Jul. 12, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a memorial service for billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Thousands have gathered in West Virginia to say goodbye to billionaire coal executive Chris Cline and his daughter, Kameron Cline, who were killed...

Survivor describes Minnesota fatal medical helicopter crash

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — A paramedic who survived a fatal medical helicopter crash in Minnesota has told investigators the pilot reported foggy conditions on approach to the airport and that they needed to go around. He then noticed the helicopter spin to the right and hit the ground. But the preliminary...

NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal crash

Jul. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said. The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the...

Pilot receives minor injuries in Kentucky helicopter crash

Jul. 9, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an agricultural helicopter pilot has been injured in a crash in a Kentucky cornfield. Kentucky State Police said Anthonie Christoffel Vos was operating a 1973 Tomcat helicopter during agricultural spraying on Monday when the aircraft crashed. Vos, of Sevierville, Tennessee,...

Explosion and fire sink a commercial fishing boat in Alaska

Jul. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An explosion at a dock in Alaska spread fire to a nearby fishing boat that then sank, leaving one person aboard missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Crews were using a boat and helicopter to scour the ocean around the dock for the missing person, the Coast Guard said in a...

NTSB takes over investigation of Bahamas helicopter crash

Jul. 8, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. officials have taken over the investigation of a Bahamas helicopter crash that killed billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline and six other people. National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss confirmed Monday that the wreckage has been moved to a secure site in the United...

Investigators recover helicopter that crashed in Bahamas

Jul. 7, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Accident investigators in the Bahamas say they have recovered the helicopter that crashed after taking off from a remote private island on July 4, killing coal billionaire Chris Cline and six other Americans, as well as a British citizen. The Bahamas Air Accident Investigation Department said...