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Helicopter News

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.

Video: Helicopter flood rescue in Tuscany caught on helmet cam

Following heavy rains and strong winds parts of central Italy, including Tuscany and Umbria, have been submerged by flood waters. In the dramatic footage, a firefighter winches a person to safety from the rooftop of their flooded home.

Search for missing child turns tragic for Atlanta police

Atlanta - What started out as a routine aerial search for a missing 9 year-old Atlanta boy quickly turned into tragedy for the Atlanta Police Department and community.

Aerial footage captures Sandy's devastation of New Jersey

Overhead footage of Hurricane Sandy's utter destruction of the New Jersey town of Seaside Heights was captured on video by a New Jersey National Guard Black Hawk crew.

Prince William pilots helicopter rescue of Canadian hiker

Bangor - Just four days after helping to rescue a drowning 16-year old girl off the coast of Wales, Prince William piloted a helicopter to rescue an injured Canadian hiker in Northern Wales.

Investigation begins in Kenyan helicopter crash

Nairobi - Kenyan authorities have started an investigation into the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of six Kenyans, including the Interior Minister, George Saitoti.

Op-Ed: Orvillecopter, the story of the cat-turned-helicopter

Amsterdam - If you have ever wondered what to do with your beloved cat when it dies, why not turn it into a flying helicopter? The Orvillecopter is one man's dead cat turned into artwork.

Helicopter goes down near Lake Mead on Hoover Dam tour, 5 killed

Las Vegas - Four passengers and a pilot were killed yesterday during a tour over Nevada's Hoover Dam when the helicopter crashed into a mountain range that borders Lake Mead.

Video: Helicopter crashes in Auckland, pilot unhurt

The wreckage of a helicopter has been cleared in downtown Auckland after the chopper crashed suddenly yesterday. Miraculously, the pilot walked away from the accident unhurt.

Wing walker falls from airplane

Detroit - Wing walking is of course inherently dangerous. Most wing walkers however are tethered to the aircraft. Todd Green did his wing walking the way his father did, untethered.

22 SEAL personnel among US soldiers killed in downed NATO copter

A Chinook helicopter carrying 31 US troops and 7 Afghans was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade just outside Kabul, killing all aboard. It's believed Taliban insurgents were responsible for the attack.

Op-Ed: Boy smashes greenhouse with soccer ball, tracked by helicopter

Chalgrove - Last month a 15-year-old boy from Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, accidentally smashed a greenhouse window after miskicking a soccer ball in a pub garden.

Pakistan likely to offer China access to US stealth copter pieces

In a staggering display of the fractured relationship between Pakistan and the United States in the wake of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the Pakistani government said it may allow China access to sensitive US stealth helicopter debris.

US Navy helicopter crews contaminated after exposure to radiation

Tokyo - A report from the US Navy says that 17 helicopter crewmembers have been exposed to low-level radiation contamination while assisting with humanitarian efforts in the aftermath of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan.
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An Alouette III helicopter  a former workhorse of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter, a former workhorse of the SAAF.
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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: A remote controlled helicopter
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: A remote controlled helicopter
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Starlite Aviation s helicopter engages in salvage operations on the Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Ismai...
Starlite Aviation's helicopter engages in salvage operations on the Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Ismail Jinnah.
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An Oryx helicopter of 17 Squadron on the tarmac at Swartkop Airfield  Pretoria.
An Oryx helicopter of 17 Squadron on the tarmac at Swartkop Airfield, Pretoria.
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The pilot of this Alouette III helicopter is gingerly putting the chopper down as his co-pilot check...
The pilot of this Alouette III helicopter is gingerly putting the chopper down as his co-pilot checks the distance to the ground.
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A SAAF Oryx helicopter of 19 Squadron at AAD 2012.
A SAAF Oryx helicopter of 19 Squadron at AAD 2012.
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An Alouette Mark II helicopter of the SAAF Museum.
An Alouette Mark II helicopter of the SAAF Museum.
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An Oryx helicopter drops thousand of kilos of water from a  Bambi bucket.
An Oryx helicopter drops thousand of kilos of water from a "Bambi bucket."
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Part of the massed helicopter flight.
Part of the massed helicopter flight.
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An SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 14 from Nava...
An SH-60B helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) 14 from Naval Air Facility Atsugi flies over the city of Sendai to deliver more than 1,500 pounds of food to survivors of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami.
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By adding the he Low-Cost Imaging Terminal Seeker (LCITS) infrared imaging guidance section to 2.75-inch Hydra-70 rockets, U.S. Navy researchers are providing naval aviators with a new, more advanced lethal capability.
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Officials transporting unknown drug trafficking suspect.
Officials transporting unknown drug trafficking suspect.
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The pilot and co-pilot of the Puma helicopter.
The pilot and co-pilot of the Puma helicopter.
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The co-pilot of the Puma. Behind him is the flight engineer.
The co-pilot of the Puma. Behind him is the flight engineer.
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A soldier uses the fast rope technique to leave this SAAF Oryx helicopter.
A soldier uses the fast rope technique to leave this SAAF Oryx helicopter.
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A Eurocopter BK 117 helicopter deploys troops.
A Eurocopter BK 117 helicopter deploys troops.
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NATO helicopter
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An Oryx helicopter lands troops in the  Mini-War   a ground attacks scenario using live ammunition.
An Oryx helicopter lands troops in the 'Mini-War', a ground attacks scenario using live ammunition.
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Hughes H-6 of Guardia di Finanza.
Hughes H-6 of Guardia di Finanza.
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