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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.

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.

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.
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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 homegrown Rooivalk helicopter in UN colours.
The homegrown Rooivalk helicopter in UN colours.
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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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 Agusta A-109 helicopter of the SAAF.
An Agusta A-109 helicopter of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter  a former workhorse of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter, a former workhorse of the SAAF.
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 Alouette III helicopter  formerly a workhorse of the SAAF.
An Alouette III helicopter, formerly a workhorse of the SAAF.
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.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: A remote controlled helicopter
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0: A remote controlled helicopter
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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.
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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The Orvillecopter  a dead cat turned into a helicopter
The Orvillecopter, a dead cat turned into a helicopter
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A SAAF Oryx medium helicopter.
A SAAF Oryx medium helicopter.
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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.
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
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