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  • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, 63, is confirmed dead after 'no sign of life' was found at helicopter crash site

    05/20/2024 1:20:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/24 | David Averre, Andy Dolan, Stephen M. Lepore
    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was killed after a helicopter carrying him and other officials crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran on Sunday. Raisi, 63, was confirmed dead by Iranian media today along with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Governor of Eastern Azerbaijan province Malek Rahmati and Tabriz's Friday prayer Imam Mohammad Ali Alehashem. Two pilots and three other Iranian officials and security guards also perished in the crash. Grainy drone footage from Iranian and Turkish news agencies showed how the helicopter had smashed apart on landing, and an Iranian official said the search teams who located the wreckage...
  • 2 soldiers, Border Patrol agent dead in helicopter crash near Texas-Mexico border

    03/09/2024 4:11:16 AM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 9, 2024 | Rebecca Cohen and Mosheh Gains
    Two U.S. National Guard members and a Border Patrol agent were killed and a fourth person was injured when a helicopter went down near Rio Grande City, Texas, on Friday, officials said. The UH-72 Lakota helicopter crashed around 2:50 p.m. local time while it was "conducting aviation operations" in the area, according to a statement from the Defense Department’s Joint Task Force North. The helicopter had been assigned to a support mission at the Southwest border of the U.S., the statement said.
  • Marine One Helicopter Lands At Permanent Home In Bush Library Pavilion

    03/01/2024 8:15:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    today.tamu ^ | 02/28/2024 | Caitlin Clark
    A retired Marine One helicopter frequently used during George H.W. Bush’s presidency completed the trip to its final destination Tuesday, when it was delivered to College Station to be put on display at Bush’s presidential library and museum. The massive aircraft — it weighs 4.65 tons and is 72 feet long — was trucked to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum grounds on Texas A&M University’s west campus. The sight of the helicopter being lifted off the truck and moved into its permanent home in the soon-to-open Marine One/4141 Locomotive Pavilion drew a small crowd of onlookers, as...
  • Five U.S. Marines Confirmed Dead in California Helicopter Crash

    02/08/2024 9:40:27 AM PST · by bitt · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/8/2024 | simon kent
    Five U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) members aboard a helicopter that went missing on a flight from Nevada to California were confirmed dead Thursday morning. A search-and-rescue operation was launched for the CH-53E Super Stallion after it was “reported overdue” on Wednesday, as Breitbart News reported. The heavy-lift cargo helicopter was on a training flight from a Nevada Air Force base to an air station near San Diego. The crew was flying in an historic storm that dumped snow and rain across California, conditions that also hampered search and rescue efforts. It was later found in the snow-covered California mountains –...

    02/08/2024 5:19:47 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 63 replies ^ | February 8th 2024 | CBS News
    The five Marines who went missing while traveling aboard a helicopter from Nevada to California have been found dead, officials said Thursday morning. The helicopter was found crashed in a mountainous area in Southern California, the Marine Corps confirmed on Thursday. This is a developing story.
  • Missing military helicopter found, search continues for 5 Marines on board

    02/07/2024 10:25:57 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 89 replies ^ | February 7, 2024 | Luis Martinez andEmily Shapiro
    A missing military helicopter was found in Southern California Wednesday morning, but a search and rescue operation continues for five missing Marines on board, the U.S. Marine Corps said. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was "reported overdue" to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Tuesday night. The helicopter departed from Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas and was en route to Miramar, in the San Diego area. The sheriff's department said it received a call at 1:50 a.m. and sent its own helicopter to search, but the helicopter wasn't able to reach the area due to the atmospheric river storm...
  • Former Chile President Sebastián Piñera Dies Piloting Helicopter

    02/07/2024 6:44:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/07/2024 | CHRISTIAN K. CARUZO
    Former Chilean president Sebastián Piñera died in a helicopter crash on Tuesday evening as he was traveling to southern Chile with three members of his family, who survived. Piñera, 74, was the first and so far only center-right president of Chile since its return to democracy at the end of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, having served two presidential terms from 2010 to 2014 and 2018 to 2022. The former Chilean president was reportedly piloting the crashed helicopter, having taken off from the home of Chilean businessman José Cox on Tuesday afternoon after sharing a meal. Piñera was accompanied by...
  • Taiwanese pilot planned to defect to mainland China with US-made army helicopter, court told

    12/12/2023 8:39:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/12/2023 | Lawrence Chung
    Chinese intelligence officials offered a Taiwanese army pilot millions of dollars to steal a US-made transport helicopter and land on a Chinese aircraft carrier. Lieutenant Colonel "Hsieh" was offered $15 million by Chinese spies to steal a Boeing CH-47 Chinook and land on a People's Liberation Army Navy aircraft carrier during a military drill near the self-ruled island. The plan to steal the Chinook came to an abrupt end when Taiwanese authorities arrested Hsieh in August for allegedly spying for Beijing. In an indictment revealed by the Taiwan High Court Prosecutors Office on Monday, "Lieutenant Colonel Hsieh was asked to...
  • can anyone tell me what kind of helicopter is this

    11/30/2023 10:23:50 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 100 replies ^ | Nov 30 2023 | Beowulf9
    Two of these passed over our house a few min ago. Very slowly and the motor sound was very loud. Obviously they were big. I live near the Arizona National Guard Papago Park Military Reservation and so I'm sure it came from there. We do get some interesting craft from there overhead at times. I'm just curious. What is it carrying? It looks like a bomb but I am guessing that it isn't. ?
  • Russian Mi-26 Helicopter Crashes into a Pole at Yakutsk Air Base

    07/29/2023 6:11:37 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/28/2023 | Suchomimus
    A Mi-26 helicopter has an accident by crashing into a lighting pole at Yakutsk air base, causing its tail to fall off.
  • REGENT Unveils Full-Scale Model of All-Electric Seaglider Prototype

    04/21/2023 7:05:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | | April 14, 2023 | Jessica Reed
    REGENT has revealed the full-scale mockup of its seaglider, an all-electric passenger vehicle with a range of 180 miles. (Photo: REGENT) The company REGENT, which is developing a new kind of electric maritime vehicle called a seaglider, revealed the full-scale mock-up of its seaglider prototype today. REGENT also announced plans to expand its global headquarters for new manufacturing and test facilities. The expansion has the potential to enable fulfillment of $8 billion in commercial orders by 2025 at the headquarters in Rhode Island. Last September, the company announced that its quarter-scale seaglider technology demonstrator completed its first flight. According to...
  • Debris is found during a search for a Japanese army helicopter carrying 10

    04/06/2023 2:05:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    A missing Japanese army helicopter carrying 10 crew members is believed to have crashed into the sea off a southern island after objects appearing to be aircraft parts were spotted in the area, an official said Thursday. The UH-60JA Black Hawk helicopter disappeared from radar on Thursday afternoon while on a reconnaissance mission north of Miyako island, the head of the Ground Self Defense Force, Yasunori Morishita, said at a news conference. Debris believed to be aircraft parts was spotted in the area, about 1,800 kilometers (1,120 miles) southwest of Tokyo, he said.
  • Helicopter heist goes awry: Thief crashes stolen chopper at Sacramento Executive Airport

    03/16/2023 6:46:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    KCRA3 ^ | 3-15-23 | Daniel Macht
    A thief crashed a chopper at Sacramento Executive Airport after breaking into multiple helicopters overnight, police said. Someone trespassed on the property between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. and tried to start four helicopters sitting on the tarmac, Sacramento police said. The person eventually got one chopper started, and it crashed. The person then fled the scene, police said. They aren't aware of any injuries. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now in charge of the incident and said there is a person of interest. Special Agent in Charge Sean Reagan said a combination of evidence collected, witness information and...
  • Robin Roberts shares up-close look at New Zealand's glaciers

    02/02/2023 4:30:16 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/2/23 | Nicole Curtis, Eboni Griffin, Kelly McCarthy
    New Zealand is full of stunning, natural beauty and home to nearly 3,000 glaciers, which are huge tourist destinations. But the glaciers are quickly vanishing due to rising temperatures. Robin Roberts visited Rotorua on an expedition of a lifetime and shared a first-hand look at the shrinking ice. First, she suited up to hop in a helicopter for a bird's-eye view of the dangerously thin ice, which scientists call a critical part of the climate crisis.
  • Kyiv helicopter crash kills 18, top Ukraine officials dead

    01/18/2023 2:11:59 AM PST · by blueplum · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 18 Jan 2023 | ANDREW MELDRUM
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A helicopter crash in a Kyiv suburb Wednesday killed 18 people, including Ukraine’s interior minister and three children, Ukrainian authorities said. There was no immediate word on whether the crash was an accident or a result of the war with Russia. No fighting has been reported recently in the Kyiv area. Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi, his deputy Yevhen Yenin and State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Yurii Lubkovych were among those killed...
  • Textron’s Bell V-280 Valor Chosen as New U.S. Army Long-Range Assault Aircraft

    12/05/2022 4:46:31 PM PST · by e_castillo · 87 replies
    Businesswire ^ | 12/05/2022 | Bell
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) announced today that Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company, has been awarded the development contract for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. The award is based on Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor that was developed and tested as part of the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program that began in 2013. The V-280 progressed through design, manufacturing, and more than three years of rigorous flight testing that provided extensive data validating the technical and operational advantages of the aircraft for the long-range assault mission. "We are honored that the U.S. Army...
  • Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 1st flight after major software update

    11/26/2022 8:21:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 11-25-2022 | Tereza Pultarova
    NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity has performed its shortest-ever flight, the first after a major software update that will allow the little chopper to land more safely and navigate over rugged terrain. Ingenuity's 34th flight, which took place on Tuesday (Nov. 22), lasted only 18 seconds and saw the helicopter briefly hover after takeoff above Mars' surface before landing just 16 feet (5 meters) away from its starting point. The flight, the first since Sept. 29, was the first try-out of a new software system that was beamed to Ingenuity from Earth to improve its ability to operate in the rugged...
  • Sheriff: Florida man says he shot at 2, pointed laser at helicopter because he was ‘being stupid’

    11/08/2022 5:58:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies ^ | November 7, 2022 | Chris Gothner
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. – A central Florida man faces a host of charges after deputies accused him of shooting towards two people and pointed a rifle and laser at a sheriff’s helicopter Saturday night. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Kenneth Massey, 48, was arrested near Avon Park. In a tweet, the sheriff’s office said Massey told detectives that he did everything because he was “being stupid.”
  • Bears Eat Wealthy Couple and Pilot After Helicopter Crash in Wilderness

    07/19/2022 11:55:22 AM PDT · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 130 replies
    newsweak ^ | 7/19/2022 | Robyn White
    Bears have mauled and eaten a wealthy couple and a pilot after their helicopter crashed in the Russian wilderness. The helicopter was flown by well-known Russian biathlete Igor Malinovsky, with business people Zoya Kaygorodova and Sergey Kolesnyak on board. On July 16, the helicopter lost communication due to bad weather, Euro Weekly News reported. The next day, the helicopter wreckage was discovered by rescuers in Kamchatka. Three hours later, remains of the trio were found near the Semyachkov Pass, just 13 kilometers from the Uzon volcano. It is believed the corpses were dragged away, mauled and eaten by wild bears...
  • Six die in vintage helicopter crash in West Virginia

    06/23/2022 10:24:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thu 23 Jun 2022 10.44 EDT | Gloria Oladipo
    Six people died on Wednesday when a tourist helicopter used in Hollywood movies crashed in West Virginia during a vintage helicopter show where guests without pilot licenses were allowed to fly the aircraft. The Vietnam-era helicopter, which had previously appeared in movies including Baywatch, Die Hard and Outbreak, was being flown during the 7th Annual Huey Reunion, an event for historical aviation enthusiasts. Guests at the event, hosted at the Marpat Aviation school in Logan county, could pay to fly the helicopter for $250 for a 30-minute session even without having a license, according to the event page. The helicopter,...