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Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash pushed the limits of bad weather flying rules, NTSB says

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Basketball legend Kobe Bryant's helicopter pilot pushed the limits of bad weather flying rules, and ultimately abandoned his training as he became disoriented in the clouds and crashed into a Southern California hil...

Madagascar boat accident kills at least 83 people; police chief swims 12 hours to shore after helicopter crash at site

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A boat accident off the coast of northeastern Madagascar on Monday killed at least 83 people, the country's maritime agency said on Wednesday. Fifty people have been rescued and five are still missing, a spokespers...

Los Angeles County firefighters to be fired over Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site photos

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The documents were filed as part of an invasion of privacy lawsuit filed by Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, against Los Angeles County over the images, KNBC-TV reported. The suit accuses several Los Angeles County Sh...

Hawaii helicopter crash: US Navy contractor IDs 4 killed near Kauai missile facility

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Croman Corp., the civilian contractor working for the U.S. Navy that was flying the Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, identified the aircraft's chief pilot Wednesday as Daniel Maurice, 64, of Lyle, Washington. The three oth...

Video appears to show Taliban operating Black Hawk helicopter

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"Reportedly a #Taliban captured #Afghanistan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk at Kandahar. Important to note it is only shown taxiing not flying," Joseph Dempsey, a research associate for defense and military analysis at th...

A skier was mauled by a bear in Alaska and rescued by helicopter

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A skier in Alaska was airlifted from the side of a mountain over the weekend after he was attacked and mauled by a brown bear. The victim was part of a group ascending a mountain during a backcountry ski outing near...

Former Black Hawk helicopter pilot Jana Tobias on posing for Pin-ups for Vets: ‘I still can’t believe it’s me’

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The veteran, who served in the Army as a Black Hawk pilot, is one of 12 women who swapped their uniforms and combat boots for ‘40s style dresses and high heels, for the 16th annual Pin-Ups for Vets 2022 calendar. The...

At least 1 dead after a firefighting helicopter crashed in Florida during a training exercise, FAA says

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At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed Tuesday into a marsh near an airport in Leesburg, Florida, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson. The Sikorsky UH-60 firefighting helicopt...

5 injured in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crash

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Five people were injured when an aircraft operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department crashed in San Gabriel Canyon Saturday evening, authorities said. Five victims were airlifted to a hospital and one ...

Search and rescue mission underway after US Navy helicopter crashes off San Diego coast

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Search and rescue efforts are underway after a US Navy helicopter crashed off the San Diego coast Tuesday, officials said. It is unclear how many people were on board the aircraft. According to the Navy, an MH-60S S...

Kenny Chesney is mourning the loss of friend after helicopter crash

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Kenny Chesney has shared that he lost a close friend in a helicopter crash. The country star took to Instagram to share the sad news. "Today I have to say a very hard goodbye to my friend Maria Rodriguez in the Virg...

Four people, including infant, survive crash of medical transport helicopter

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Four people survived when a helicopter transporting a pediatric medical patient crashed in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, authorities said Tuesday. "At this time, there are no reported (injuries) to the public, resp...

New Zealand fugitive charters helicopter to turn himself in

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A fugitive in New Zealand chartered a helicopter to surrender himself to police officers on Thursday. The man, who faces multiple criminal charges, was on the run for 58 days in a rural area on the country's South I...

8 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo helicopter crash amid rebel fighting

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Eight United Nations peacekeepers died in a helicopter crash Tuesday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) amid rebel fighting in the region, the UN peacekeeping mission confirmed. The helicopter was on...

Coast Guard calls off search efforts for five sailors missing after Navy helicopter crash

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The search was called off Thursday morning, a Coast Guard spokesperson told Fox News.  US NAVY HELICOPTER CRASHES OFF SAN DIEGO COAST: 1 RESCUED, 5 MISSING: REPORT  The MH-60S helicopter had been conducting flight o...

French politician Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

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French politician Olivier Dassault has died in a helicopter crash in northwest France at the age of 69, CNN affiliate BFM TV reported Sunday. President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the late member of parliament ...

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