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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Takes Second Flight

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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