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Bodies of French sports stars arrive home

Paris - The bodies of three sports stars and five crew members killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina while filming a reality TV show arrived back in Paris on Sunday.

Bodies of French stars killed in Argentina crash head home

Buenos Aires - The bodies of three French sports stars and five crew members killed during a helicopter accident while filming a reality TV show in Argentina earlier this month were being flown back to Paris late Saturday.

Bodies identified in Argentine reality TV tragedy

Buenos Aires - Forensic experts have identified the bodies of the 10 victims killed when two helicopters filming a French reality show collided in Argentina, including three of France's top sports stars.

French reality TV team returns home after Argentine crash

Paris - French sports stars and crew from the ill-fated reality TV series "Dropped" returned home from Argentina on Saturday as experts investigate the helicopter crash that killed 10 people, including three top French sports personalities.

French sports stars set to leave Argentina after crash

Villa Castelli - Four top French athletes and crew from a reality TV show were cleared to return home after the tragic helicopter crash which killed 10 cast members and colleagues.

Painful wait for French stars, crew stranded in Argentina

Villa Castelli - The surviving cast and crew of the ill-fated reality show "Dropped" wander aimlessly around their hotel, waiting to testify on the accident that killed their friends and colleagues, then return home to France.

Figure skater Candeloro recounts horror of Argentina crash

General Levalle - French figure skater Philippe Candeloro was getting ready for his next adventure on the reality show "Dropped" when he heard a strange noise and realized something had gone wrong.

French sports stars testify in Argentine crash inquiry

Villa Castelli - Four top French athletes testified Thursday in the Argentine inquiry into a helicopter crash that killed 10 people during a reality TV shoot, and will return home Saturday with the show's surviving crew.

French investigators launch probe of Argentine crash

Villa Castelli - French experts on Wednesday began investigating a helicopter crash that killed 10 people during a reality TV shoot in Argentina, including three of France's best-known sports stars.

French sports stars among 10 killed in Argentine crash

Buenos Aires - A group of French sports stars participating in a reality TV show were among 10 people killed when their helicopters collided in mid-air while filming in northwestern Argentina.

Armenia vows 'grave consequences' after helicopter downed

Baku - Armenia threatened 'grave consequences' after Azerbaijani forces shot down a military helicopter, sparking fears of a major escalation in the conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenia vows 'grave consequences' after helicopter downed

Baku - Armenia threatened 'grave consequences' Wednesday after Azerbaijani forces shot down a military helicopter, sparking fears of a major escalation in the conflict over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Man gets arrested after shining laser at helicopter

Birmingham - A video of a man on the ground pointing a laser at a flying helicopter surfaced, and it shows the man being arrested after the helicopter's equipment zoned in on him.

S.Korea helicopter crash kills five

Seoul - A helicopter that had been searching for victims of South Korea's ferry disaster crashed Thursday in a residential district of Gwangju city, killing all five people on board, officials said.

Ukraine rebels down helicopter, killing 14 troops: president

Kiev - Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a military helicopter Thursday, killing 14 troops including an army general, acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told a session of parliament.

Birds pose a major risk to choppers

A new study finds that birdstrike is a significant threat to U.S. Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force helicopters when taking off or in flight.

Crane worker saved from Ontario fire in extraordinary rescue

A crane operator who was stranded above a massive fire in Kingston, Ontario, was rescued by a military rescue technician who was lowered from a helicopter. The technician said he was able to save the man because of his daily training.

Mandela's body en route to Qunu via helicopter

Nelson Mandela's body will take a trip by helicopter this morning to Qunu in the Eastern Cape, for his burial on Sunday.

Helicopter hits Scottish pub, casualty numbers unknown

Glasgow - A police helicopter has crashed into a pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Two police and a civilian pilot were aboard the aircraft, with more than 100 in the pub.

Donate to upgrade my helicopter and be blessed by God says pastor

A pastor heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, who inspired him to ask his congregation to help in raising funds in order to purchase new helicopter blades.

A remote-controlled helicopter powered by human thought

Earlier this week, a remote-controlled helicopter was flown through a college gym in Minnesota, navigated by the human brain.

Op-Ed: Facing the fear of flight Special

Digital Journalist Micki Hogan takes to the air as she faces her fears and lives a life-long dream of flying while sitting front seat in a helicopter.

Photo Essay: Dream comes true for 87-year-old grandmother Special

Pretoria - Martso Cloete, an 87-year-young lady realised a dream at the weekend when the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum took her on a 30 minute helicopter flight.

5 die in helicopter crash in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Five air force personnel have died in a helicopter crash on Saturday evening, during an anti-rhino poaching operation in Kruger National Park. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Pooches caught humping during breaking news coverage (video)

Philadelphia - Sometimes live news coverage can go... well, a little wrong, as NBA 10 zooms in on an alleged dog-fighting ring, only to find a totally different doggy situation ongoing.

Greek crime boss shot in failed helicopter prison escape attempt

A convicted murderer and crime boss was shot in the legs by prison guards as he attempted a dramatic prison escape by helicopter, aided by armed accomplices. Amidst an exchange of gunfire the wounded prisoner fell from the helicopters rope ladder.

Militants: 35 hostages held in Algeria killed in assault

Algerian security sources have told Reuters that 35 hostages being held at an oil field in Algeria have been killed. Fifteen kidnappers have also been killed, according to Al Jazeera.

Helicopter crashes in London, two confirmed dead

London - A helicopter has crashed into a crane near Vauxhall Underground and Main Line Stations in South London; two people are confirmed dead.

Video: Helicopter crashes near Copacabana beach

Copacabana - A video shows a fire department rescue helicopter crashing into water at the Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro. Although, we see the helicopter sinking into the water, the crew members escaped with only minor injuries after firefighters came to the rescue.

Blooper Video: TV Anchors report staged plane crash as real

Chicago - A local Chicago television station is poking fun at itself after reporting a plane crash and showing aerial footage of a plane that was part of a "Chicago Fire" episode sitting near a major Chicago thoroughfare.
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An Alouette Mark II helicopter of the SAAF Museum.
An Alouette Mark II helicopter of the SAAF Museum.
Workhorse of the SAAF  the Denel Oryx  an Puma upgraded to Super Puma standard locally.
Workhorse of the SAAF, the Denel Oryx, an Puma upgraded to Super Puma standard locally.
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Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
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An Oryx helicopter drops thousand of kilos of water from a "Bambi bucket."
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Officials transporting unknown drug trafficking suspect.
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Members of the Algerian military make a final assault on a BP gas facility.
Members of the Algerian military make a final assault on a BP gas facility.
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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland, N.Z.
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A soldier uses the fast rope technique to leave this SAAF Oryx helicopter.
Part of the massed helicopter flight.
Part of the massed helicopter flight.
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UH-1 "Huey" and AH-1 "Cobra" Heritage Flight -- SeaFair 2011
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A Eurocopter BK 117 helicopter deploys troops.
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An Alouette III helicopter  a former workhorse of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter, a former workhorse of the SAAF.
A Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter.
A Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter.
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An Algerian military helicopter
An Algerian military helicopter
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File photo: A Eurocopter Squirrel of the South African Police Services
File photo: A Eurocopter Squirrel of the South African Police Services
An Agusta A109 flies the South African flag over the Air Force Memorial.
An Agusta A109 flies the South African flag over the Air Force Memorial.