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.
The aircraft, a firefighting helicopter, was conducting a test flight for “a new bucket water release system,” an official said.
Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.
Ahead of a successful fourth flight, the agency announced that Ingenuity would continue to fly beyond its original monthlong mission.
Ingenuity made a 328-foot round-trip journey, helping to demonstrate the capability of the vehicle’s navigation system.
The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.
The experimental Ingenuity vehicle is expected to complete a short but historic up-and-down flight on Monday morning.
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.
The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.
The crash occurred in eastern Afghanistan, where security and militia forces have been in a tense, and sometimes violent, standoff since January.
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.
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.
Perseverance’s arrival extends the successful U.S. landing record on the planet, and brings sophisticated tools to the hunt for alien life.
The helicopter, which was on a routine training mission, crashed in a field. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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.
Six Americans are among the dead. The Multinational Force and Observers said there was nothing to suggest the crash was anything but an accident.
The two pilots who led a weekend rescue, both military veterans, said it was the most challenging flying they have done in their careers.
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.
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.
As part of its next Mars mission, NASA is sending an experimental helicopter to fly through the red planet’s thin atmosphere.
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.
The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military’s response to unrest in the city.
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.
The officers were investigating a report of bodies in a bayou when the helicopter crashed near an apartment building, the authorities said.