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Seven S. Koreans missing in helicopter crash near disputed islets

Seoul - Rescuers searching for seven South Koreans whose helicopter crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from islets disputed with Japan located the aircraft on Friday, Seoul officials said.

Rocket Lab plans on catching first-stage boosters with helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to start recovering and reflying the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle in the near future, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck announced on Tuesday.

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

New York - A helicopter crash-landed on top of a high-rise in midtown Manhattan Monday, starting a fire and leaving one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact.

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

New York - A helicopter crash-landed on top of a high-rise in midtown Manhattan Monday, starting a fire and leaving one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact.

Mexican navy helicopter crashes fighting forest fire

Mexico - A Mexican navy helicopter with five crew on board crashed Friday while helping to fight a forest fire.The navy said it was searching for any survivors from the crash, which occurred in the north-central state of Queretaro.

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Kathmandu - Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

Puebla - The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country's president said.

Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

Kathmandu - A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday, killing six on board including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

Three climbers, two crew die in Tajikistan helicopter crash

Dushanbe - Three Russian climbers and two Tajik crew members have died in a helicopter "hard landing" in Tajikistan's remote mountainous region, emergency services said Monday.

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on ground

Mexico - A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground, officials said.

11 Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

Ankara - Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday, including two military personnel when a helicopter was downed, in the bloodiest day in Ankara's offensive against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria.

Japan authorities find body part after army helicopter crash

Toukyo - Japanese authorities said Tuesday they had recovered a body part during the search for a crew member missing in a deadly military helicopter crash in the country's southwest.

Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dead at 50 in helicopter crash

The country music community is mourning the tragic loss of Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry. Gentry was only 50 years old.

Turkey police helicopter crash kills 12

Istanbul - A Turkish police helicopter crashed on Tuesday in a mountainous region in the east of the country, killing 12 people on board including police officers and a judge, the interior minister said.

Seven dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

Istanbul - Seven people were killed including four Russians when a privately-owned helicopter crashed in Istanbul after hitting a television tower on Friday, local media reported, quoting the city's mayor."Seven people were killed in the accident.

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.
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An Alouette Mark II helicopter of the SAAF Museum.
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Two mean-looking South African Rooivalk attack helicopters.
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An Alouette III helicopter, a former workhorse of the SAAF.
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An Agusta A-109 helicopter of the SAAF.
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The South African designed and built Rooivalk attack helicopter.
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Members of the Algerian military make a final assault on a BP gas facility.
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A SAAF Oryx helicopter of 19 Squadron at AAD 2012.
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A SAAF Oryx medium helicopter.
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