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New Zealand to rescue tourists and residents stranded by quake

Kaikoura - About one thousand tourists and hundreds of residents in the isolated coastal town of Kaikoura, New Zealand are awaiting rescue after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake cut off all access to the town.

Hummingbirds out-perform helicopters

Stamford - New research indicates that hummingbirds can accomplish sustained flight that is at least as efficient as that of the most high-tech micro-drone helicopter.

Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

Austin - Texas state troopers will no longer be permitted to shoot immigrants from helicopters under new rules announced on Thursday.

Nevada considers charges in deaths of wild horses at the round-up

Reno - A Nevada district attorney is considering whether to file criminal charges against federal land managers who are accused by animal rights activists of mistreating wild horses in a roundup.

Taiwan says air force to get 3 helicopters from Europe

On Friday Taiwan’s air force announced that they signed a contract worth more than 110 million US dollars with Eurocopter so that they could obtain three helicopters for rescue missions.

UN Attack Helicopters Kill 7 Rebels In Congo

United Nations attack helicopters have fired rockets at Congolese rebels, killing seven of them. Rwandan rebels in the northwestern part of Congo tried to take over a military camp, after which the Congolese army requested assistance.

Iraq:Two Blackhawk Helicopters Crash

Two American, two Iraqi soldiers wounded and one Iraqi soldier was killed in two crashes in the Iraqi capital's Sunni district of Adhamiyah.

Two Medical Helicopters Crash Midair In Arizona

At least six people are dead after a midair crash between to medic helicopters crashed midair in Arizona on Sunday. One more person was critically injured in the crash near Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff.

Remote-Controlled Helicopter Toys Sold Exclusively in Walgreens Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation Walgreens named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Copters Grounded While California Burns

Is this another Katrina-like government-based emergency disaster? While fires are roaring through California, government bureaucracy and red tape has grounded almost two dozen water-dropping helicopters and two cargo planes!

Helicopters fire in Somali market

Ethiopian helicopter fires on insurgents in Somali market.

Three Lost On Mt Hood - one climber found dead.

Helicopters dropped pararescuers on top of Mt Hood after spotting a snow cave but only found 2 axes, ice tools, Anchor straps and ropes. One climber was found dead. A chinook helicopter is picking rescuers up off the mountain and air search will continu

U.S. helicopters fire in Bagdad, heavy clashes

Machinegun fire rained from U.S. helicopters in central Bagdad on Friday as U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with gunmen during a raid to seize militants
 

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Israeli soldiers filing into a helicopter
Israeli soldiers filing into a helicopter
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Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derail...
Rescuers and paramedics use a helicopter to evacuate passengers injured as several metro cars derailed in Moscow, on July 15, 2014
Dmitry Serebryakov, AFP
Two Agusta A-109 helicopters from 17 Squadron make up the Salute Flight over the Air Force Memorial.
Two Agusta A-109 helicopters from 17 Squadron make up the Salute Flight over the Air Force Memorial.
Oryx helicopters of the South African Air Force perform the flypast
Oryx helicopters of the South African Air Force perform the flypast
Agusta A-109 helicopters fly the SAAF and the national flags.
Agusta A-109 helicopters fly the SAAF and the national flags.
Salute flight of SAAF Oryx and Agusta helicopters.
Salute flight of SAAF Oryx and Agusta helicopters.
Janet Szabo

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