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Six dead in Italy helicopter crash

Rome - Six people died Tuesday in a helicopter crash in the mountains of central Italy, police said.The chopper came down near the ski resort of Campo Felice in thick fog during an operation to evacuate an injured skier.

Pakistan chopper crew home after Afghan hostage drama

Islamabad - Six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter which crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have been released, an official said Saturday, after they were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban.

Two British men jailed for pointing laser at police helicopter

Leicester - The two men were jailed after they were convicted of pointing a laser pen at a police helicopter that was searching for a missing person. The search had to be called off.

Kids form human arrow, help police find fleeing burglary suspects

A plucky group of kids who were out with their parents on an Easter egg hunt helped Surrey police get their men, forming a human arrow in a field and pointing out where the man was hiding to a National Police Air Service helicopter.

Missiles found on plane bound for Portland were for training

Belgrade - When a bomb-sniffing dog at an airport in Belgrade sniffed out two missiles in a cargo package on a passenger flight from Lebanon that was bound for Portland, Maine, it raised a few eyebrows.

IS shoots down Iraqi army helicopter killing one

Baghdad - The Islamic State jihadist group shot down an Iraqi military helicopter west of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least one person, officials said.

Iraq military helicopter crashes, killing nine

Baghdad - An Iraqi military helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday killing nine people due to a "technical problem", a security spokesman said.

Graphene based material de-ices helicopter blades

Researchers have developed a form of graphene that can effectively de-ice helicopter blades. The application should make the flying of the aircraft easier and safer, especially during the winter months.

Pilot error caused crash that killed French sports stars: probe

Buenos Aires - Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots filming a reality TV show in March, investigators said Thursday.

Two dead in MTV helicopter crash in Argentina

Buenos Aires - At least two people were killed when a helicopter being used by film crew with the American television channel MTV crashed into a lake in western Argentina, officials said.

Amazon video shows off new helicopter/plane delivery drone

Two years after it initially announced its intention to begin a drone delivery service, Amazon today showed off its new prototype drone in a YouTube video.

Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province

Birut - Islamic State group supporters and a monitoring group said jihadists shot down a government helicopter in northern Syria early Sunday, but state media said the aircraft had suffered technical problems.

Nepal army finds wreckage of missing US chopper

Kathmandu - Nepal's army discovered Friday the wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in the earthquake-devastated country near the Chinese border, with fears of no survivors, officials said.

Foreign envoys killed as Taliban claim helicopter downing in Pakistan

Gilgit - A Pakistani military helicopter crashed Friday, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, with the Taliban claiming they downed it as part of a plot to kill Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

At least 4 killed including foreigners in Pakistan helicopter crash: army

- At least four people were killed Friday, including two pilots and two or three foreigners, when a helicopter crashed on a school in northern Pakistan, officials said, warning that casualties could rise.

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.
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A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
A Puma helicopter  a mainstay of the South African air force in the Border Conflict.
A Puma helicopter, a mainstay of the South African air force in the Border Conflict.
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Starlite Aviation's helicopter engages in salvage operations on the Phoenix. Photo courtesy of Ismail Jinnah.
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A stick of paratroopers fast ropes onto the roof.
An Agusta A-109 helicopter of the SAAF.
An Agusta A-109 helicopter of the SAAF.
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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland, N.Z.
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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."
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.
An Alouette III helicopter  a former workhorse of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter, a former workhorse of the SAAF.
A SAAF Oryx helicopter of 19 Squadron at AAD 2012.
A SAAF Oryx helicopter of 19 Squadron at AAD 2012.
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The pilot and co-pilot of the Puma helicopter.
NYPD Agusta A119 Koala helicopter patrolling the skies above New York City.
NYPD Agusta A119 Koala helicopter patrolling the skies above New York City.
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An Ornge ambulance helicopter in Ottawa
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A Eurocopter BK 117 helicopter deploys troops.
A Eurocopter BK 117 helicopter deploys troops.
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.
An Oryx helicopter over the Sports Ground.
An Oryx helicopter over the Sports Ground.
The South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter.
The South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter.
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A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
The AW101 is powered by three turboshaft engines. The engines power an 18.59 metre diameter five-bla...
The AW101 is powered by three turboshaft engines. The engines power an 18.59 metre diameter five-bladed main rotor.