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Investigators say a rescue helicopter turned slightly to the left before it went into a spin and crashed in northwest Wyoming, killing one person. A National Transportation Safety Board report dated Thursday doesn't establish the cause of the Feb. 15 crash. It says the helicopter was 100 to 200 feet above the trees when it began spinning.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several aircraft accidents involving Camp Pendleton troops.
Ray Shriver helped found a volunteer search and rescue group 19 years ago after he survived being buried in an avalanche. He even trained his own dogs for search and rescue missions. On Wednesday, after participating in some 800 missions over the years with Teton County Search and Rescue, Shriver died when the helicopter he was riding in crashed while responding to a call for help from snowmobilers in the snowy, remote backcountry of northwest Wyoming.
The U.S. Army will end the helicopter training UND has provided for ROTC cadets since the 1980s, it announced Friday. A statement released by the Army’s Cadet Command said it no longer had the money for the training.
All six Marines killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii, a Hawaii congresswoman said Friday. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand.
Sanford director of intensive air Mike Christianson says that instead of opening from the side, the new helicopter has a rear entrance. The stretcher also rolls out, rather than having to transfer patients to another bed. Christianson says that makes it easier to load in and out, and more comfortable for the patients.
Surveillance drones for monitoring enemy activity and armed versions for launching airstrikes have become a trademark of America's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. But this is the first time a chopper version designed for transport has been used operationally.
The helicopter was carrying heart surgeon Dr. Luis Bonilla and procurement technician David Hines of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Sheriff's officials say the name of the pilot has not been released.
Capt. Anne Rockeman Montgomery, 25, a former western North Dakota resident was among four soldiers killed when helicopters crashed Monday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, the Army said Wednesday.
She is from Watford City area.
Forum Communications and Herald Staff Report
, December 14, 2011
A former western North Dakota resident was among four soldiers killed when helicopters crashed Monday night at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, family friend Nikki McAlpin, Grassy Butte, said this morning. A family email also confirmed the tragedy. Friends in the Grassy Butte and Watford City areas are among those mourning the death of Capt. Anne Rockeman Montgomery, 25.
The Dickinson Press and Associated Press
, December 14, 2011
The country's top Cabinet secretary, Francisco Blake Mora, a key figure in Mexico's battle with drug cartels, died Friday in a helicopter crash that President Felipe Calderon said was probably an accident.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article.A helicopter on a private tour with five people aboard sputtered and crashed into the East River shortly after takeoff from a riverbank heliport, killing one passenger and injuring three others.
Colleen Long and Deepti Hajela
, October 04, 2011
Federal agents raided a Boeing plant that makes military helicopters in a Philadelphia suburb and charged more than three dozen people with distributing or trying to get prescription drugs, among them powerful painkillers.
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