Infant Among 4 Injured in Medical Helicopter Crash Near Philadelphia

The authorities said it was a “miracle” that the injuries were not life-threatening. The helicopter was carrying an infant patient to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #childrens-hospital-of-philadelphia, #helicopters, #philadelphia-pa, #transportation, #upper-darby-pa

Helicopter Crashes With India’s Top Military General Aboard

The fate of Gen. Bipin Rawat, the chief of the country’s defense staff, wasn’t immediately clear.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #india, #rawat-bipin, #tamil-nadu-india

Doctor Charged With False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali

Federal prosecutors said the climber called rescuers to say that two other people on the mountain, the tallest in North America, were having a medical emergency. But it was a ruse.

#alaska, #anchorage-daily-news, #helicopters, #mountaineering, #national-park-service, #north-america, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #united-states, #utah

Treasure Hunter Who Got Lost in Yellowstone Must Repay Cost of Rescue

Mark Lantis had to be airlifted by helicopter while searching for treasure buried by the eccentric art collector Forrest Fenn. Three courts have said he has to pay a $2,880 fine.

#airlifts, #appeals-courts-us, #fenn-forrest-1930, #helicopters, #hikes-and-hiking, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #the-thrill-of-the-chase-book, #treasure-troves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

I’m Not a Pilot, but I Just Flew a Helicopter Over California

New technology, a few iPads and a quick tutorial can help anyone act like a pilot. Dealing with air traffic control is another matter.

#artificial-intelligence, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #flying-cars, #helicopters, #ipad, #skyryse-inc

Vanessa Bryant Tells of Kobe Bryant’s Death in New Deposition

Bryant was being questioned by a lawyer defending Los Angeles County in her lawsuit about the sharing of photos of human remains from the helicopter crash that killed nine people.

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New York City Helicopter Noise Complaints Tripled During Last Year

Complaints about commercial helicopters have soared in the last year, as the pandemic changed the rhythms of New York City and the people who live there.

#blade-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-development-corp, #federal-aviation-administration, #flynyon-llc, #helicopters, #law-and-legislation, #levine-mark-d, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #noise, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Navy Helicopter Vibrated Before Falling Into the Sea, Report Says

The MH-60S Seahawk’s main rotor struck the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln before the helicopter fell overboard near San Diego and killed five sailors, according to a Navy safety report.

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5 Sailors Declared Dead After Navy Helicopter Crash

The sailors had been missing since Tuesday after the helicopter, an MH-60S, crashed into the sea near San Diego, the Navy said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #mh-60s, #san-diego-calif, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Five Missing After Navy Helicopter Crash Near San Diego

One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea, the Navy said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #rescues, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The Afghan Army Collapsed Against the Taliban. Here’s Why.

It pains me to see President Biden and other Western officials blame the Afghan Army for collapsing but not mention why that happened.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #defense-and-military-forces, #ghani-ashraf, #helicopters, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #kabul-afghanistan, #lashkar-gah-afghanistan, #military-aircraft, #politics-and-government, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Plane Crash in Alaska Kills 6 People

Five of the six people on the small aircraft had been traveling on a Holland America Line cruise, the company said in a statement.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #alaska, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #federal-aviation-administration, #helicopters, #holland-america-line, #juneau-alaska, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

A Grizzly Bear Terrorized a Man for Days in Alaska. The Coast Guard Saw His SOS.

Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the unidentified man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by.

#alaska, #bears, #helicopters, #pilots, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

A New Zealand Fugitive Wanted to Turn Himself In. So He Hired a Helicopter.

James Matthew Bryant spent weeks on the run, doing yoga in the middle of the forest and plotting his next move. Then his face appeared on a TV crime show.

#fugitives, #helicopters, #new-zealand

Helicopter Crash Near Florida Airport Kills 4, Officials Say

The aircraft, a firefighting helicopter, was conducting a test flight for “a new bucket water release system,” an official said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #leesburg-fla, #leesburg-international-airport

NASA Mars Helicopter Makes One-Way Flight to New Mission

Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Flies Again and Gets a New Mission

Ahead of a successful fourth flight, the agency announced that Ingenuity would continue to fly beyond its original monthlong mission.

#computers-and-the-internet, #helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #robots-and-robotics, #space-and-astronomy

NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Longest and Fastest Flight

Ingenuity made a 328-foot round-trip journey, helping to demonstrate the capability of the vehicle’s navigation system.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Takes Second Flight

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

#engineering-and-engineers, #helicopters, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA Mars Helicopter’s Flight: Livestream, Date and Time

The experimental Ingenuity vehicle is expected to complete a short but historic up-and-down flight on Monday morning.

#computers-and-the-internet, #helicopters, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

Czech Billionaire Is Among 5 Killed in Heli-Skiing Crash Near Alaska Glacier

Petr Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech Republic according to the Forbes list of billionaires, was part of the excursion, according to those who chartered the flight.

#benjamin-larochaix, #deaths-fatalities, #gregory-harms, #helicopters, #petr-kellner, #sean-mcmannany, #skiing, #soloy-helicopters, #wasilla-alaska, #zach-russel

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight Date

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.

#helicopters, #ingenuity, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

At Least 9 Dead in Afghan Helicopter Crash, After Clashes With Local Militia

The crash occurred in eastern Afghanistan, where security and militia forces have been in a tense, and sometimes violent, standoff since January.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #ghani-ashraf, #hazaras-ethnic-group, #helicopters, #taliban, #wardak-afghanistan

America’s Cup Helicopters Are Right Out of an Action Movie

High-tech racing boats and low-flying helicopters bring close-quarters drama to sailing’s biggest races. But staying out of the way is harder than it looks.

#americas-cup, #emirates-team-new-zealand, #helicopters, #luna-rossa-challenge, #new-zealand, #sailboats-and-sailing, #television

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars to Renew Search for Extinct Life

Perseverance’s arrival extends the successful U.S. landing record on the planet, and brings sophisticated tools to the hunt for alien life.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

3 Die in National Guard Helicopter Crash Near Rochester

The helicopter, which was on a routine training mission, crashed in a field. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #mendon-ny, #national-guard, #reserves-military, #rochester-ny

35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes

A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

#attacks-on-police, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goode-w-wilson, #helicopters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sambor-gregore-j, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

Helicopter Crash in Egypt Kills 8 Sinai Peacekeepers

Six Americans are among the dead. The Multinational Force and Observers said there was nothing to suggest the crash was anything but an accident.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #czech-republic, #deaths-fatalities, #france, #helicopters, #multinational-force-and-observers, #sinai-peninsula-egypt, #united-states

Harrowing Helicopter Rescues as California Wildfires Rage

The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #helicopters, #mammoth-pool-reservoir-calif, #national-guard, #rescues, #wildfires

Air Force Helicopter Hit by Gunfire Was Forced to Make Emergency Landing, F.B.I. Says

One crew member was treated at a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the authorities, who said they were investigating the shooting.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #helicopters, #maryland, #transportation, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #virginia

In Afghanistan, a Rarely Seen Anti-Tank Weapon Destroys a Helicopter

Another Afghan helicopter was hit in January by an anti-tank guided missile in southern Afghanistan, in a swath of territory long contested by the Taliban.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #arms-trade, #civilian-casualties, #ghani-ashraf, #helicopters, #helmand-province-afghanistan, #iran, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’

As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.

#aung-mimi, #engineering-and-engineers, #helicopters, #innovation, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #robots-and-robotics, #space-and-astronomy

Before Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant, Helicopter Service Raised Weather Concerns

The pilot texted “weather looking OK” on the morning of the crash, which killed all nine people aboard the Sikorsky S-76B helicopter, according to newly released documents.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #basketball, #bryant-kobe, #bryant-gianna-2006-20, #california, #helicopters, #national-transportation-safety-board, #sikorsky-aircraft-corp, #zobayan-ara

Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters’ Aggressive Response in D.C.

The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military’s response to unrest in the city.

#defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #helicopters, #human-rights-watch, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-dc

Kobe Bryant Autopsy Report Is Released After Helicopter Crash

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January, killing Mr. Bryant and eight others, didn’t have alcohol or drugs in his system. The victims all died from blunt trauma.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bryant-kobe, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #los-angeles-county-calif

Houston Police Helicopter Crash Kills 1 Officer and Injures Another

The officers were investigating a report of bodies in a bayou when the helicopter crashed near an apartment building, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #houston-tex, #police, #turner-sylvester