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No Evidence of Foul Play in Iran Helicopter Crash
Iran President Was on Track
to Be Supreme Leader
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Iran President Was on Track to Be Supreme Leader

Tehran cites 'technical failure' for chopper crash, as one former official blames US sanctions

(Newser) - So far, it doesn't appear that anything sinister is behind the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other officials. On Monday, Iran blamed an unspecified "technical failure," reports the New York Times . "No foreign involvement at all," one senior White House...

Iranian President Found Dead After Helicopter Crash

Ebrahim Raisi and others on the helicopter confirmed dead in mountainous region

(Newser) - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country's foreign minister, and others have been found dead at the site of a helicopter crash Monday after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region of the country's northwest, state media reported. Raisi was 63, the AP reports. State TV gave no...

Searchers Find Blades From Crashed Japanese Helicopters

2 Japanese navy helicopters crashed in Pacific Ocean during training

(Newser) - Two Japanese navy helicopters carrying eight crew members crashed into the Pacific Ocean south of Tokyo during nighttime training in a possible collision, leaving one dead while rescuers on Sunday searched for seven others missing, the defense minister said. The two SH-60K choppers from the Maritime Self-Defense Force were carrying...

National Guard Helicopter Over Border Crashes, Killing 3

Guardsmen, Border Patrol agent were aboard, military reports

(Newser) - A helicopter flying over the US-Mexico border in Texas crashed, killing two National Guard soldiers and a Border Patrol agent, the military said. Another soldier on board was injured, the AP reports. The UH-72 Lakota helicopter was assigned to the federal government's border security mission when it went down...

Ospreys Can Fly Again, but Some Details Aren't Disclosed

Military hasn't identified which part failed in latest crash

(Newser) - Three months after the US military grounded its entire fleet of V-22 Ospreys , the aircraft has gotten the greenlight to fly again. The Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps grounded hundreds of aircraft after a deadly Nov. 29 crash off southwestern Japan; a preliminary investigation determined that a problem with...

No Survivors Are Found After Desert Helicopter Crash

Six were aboard, California officials say

(Newser) - A helicopter carrying six people crashed near a small town in Southern California's Mojave Desert, authorities said. The helicopter went down Friday evening near Baker, a town of 700 people about 95 miles southwest of Las Vegas, KABC-TV reported. Authorities said they have found no survivors, per ABC News...

Helicopter Carrying 5 Marines Vanishes
5 Marines Confirmed
Dead in Helicopter Crash

5 Marines Confirmed Dead in Helicopter Crash

Aircraft went down in the mountains of California during a storm

(Newser) - The Navy has confirmed that five Marines are dead after their helicopter crashed in the mountains near San Diego in stormy weather on Tuesday night, reports the AP . Their names have not yet been released, and efforts to recover their remains are underway. Rescuers found the wreckage on Wednesday.

Parents of Man Killed in Grand Canyon Crash Get $100M Settlement

Helicopter's fuel tank 'was basically a fire bomb'

(Newser) - A Nevada judge has approved a $100 million cash settlement to the parents of a British tourist who was among five killed—including his newlywed wife —when a helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Grand Canyon in 2018. Under the settlement, the family of Jonathan Udall, 31,...

Helicopter Crashes Into Miami-Area Canal

Woman survived but man later succumbed to his injuries

(Newser) - Emergency workers in South Florida on Wednesday rescued two people, one who later died, from a canal after their helicopter crashed, reports the AP. The helicopter, a Hughes 369 aircraft, was carrying two people from Fort Myers when it crashed into a canal about three miles west of Miami Executive...

TV Crew Filmed Holiday Lights Before Fatal Crash

Two members of WPVI news team died when their helicopter went down

(Newser) - The two-person crew of a Philadelphia television news helicopter had filmed a Christmas lights display before crashing into the forest in southern New Jersey, an investigator said Thursday. Todd Gunther, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters near the crash site that WPVI's Chopper 6 took...

News Chopper Crashes in NJ: 'Our Hearts Are Just Broken'

Pilot, photographer with Philly's WPVI-TV are dead after going down Tuesday in Wharton State Forest

(Newser) - A news helicopter has crashed in a forest in New Jersey, killing both the pilot and photographer on board, the television station said, per the AP . "A pilot and a photographer from our news team were in the helicopter when it went down while returning from an assignment at...

Air Force: We've Found Wreckage of Downed Osprey

Divers discover aircraft debris, crew remains off southwestern Japan after crash last week

(Newser) - US and Japanese divers have discovered wreckage and remains of crew members from a US Air Force Osprey aircraft that crashed last week off southwestern Japan, the Air Force announced Monday. The CV-22 Osprey carrying eight American personnel crashed Wednesday off Yakushima island during a training mission. The body of...

Another Osprey Has Gone Down, This Time Off Japan

At least one is dead, 5 missing after US military aircraft crashes near Yakushima Island

(Newser) - A US Osprey has crashed off the coast of Japan, killing at least one of the six people on board. Per CNN , the Japanese coast guard first received word of the aircraft's accident, which took place near Yakushima Island in the southern Kagoshima prefecture, shortly before 3pm local time...

Choppers Fighting a Blaze Crash in Midair

3 are dead after 2 firefighting helicopters collide in Southern California

(Newser) - Three people were killed after two firefighting helicopters collided in Southern California on Sunday while fighting a blaze in Riverside County, emergency officials said. One of the helicopters landed safely, per the AP . "Unfortunately, the second helicopter crashed, and tragically, all three members perished, which included one Cal Fire...

After 12 Deaths in Chopper Crashes, an Army 'Stand-Down'

Aviators grounded until they undergo training, after 2 crashes in a month's time in Alaska, Kentucky

(Newser) - The US Army has grounded aviation units for training after 12 soldiers died within the last month in helicopter crashes in Alaska and Kentucky, the military branch announced Friday. The suspension of air operations was effective immediately, with units grounded until they complete the training, said Army spokesperson Lt. Col....

Army Helicopters Collide, Killing 3
3 Dead as Army
Helicopters Collide

3 Dead as Army Helicopters Collide

Apache choppers were returning to Alaska's Fort Wainwright from training flight

(Newser) - The US Army suffered "an incredible loss" Thursday when two Apache helicopters from Alaska's Fort Wainwright collided while returning from a training mission, killing three soldiers and injuring a fourth. There were two soldiers on each of the helicopters, which collided midair near Healy, about 100 road miles...

2 Years After Billionaire's Death, His Widow Sues

Petr Kellner, 56, of Czech Republic died while on heli-skiing trip

(Newser) - The investigation into the crash that killed Czech billionaire Petr Kellner in 2021 still hasn't been completed, but there is a new development: His heirs have sued over what happened in Alaska's backcountry during a heli-skiing trip. In a suit filed just ahead of the two-year statute of...

'Fatalities Expected' After Crash of 2 Army Helicopters
9 Dead in Crash of
2 Army Helicopters

9 Dead in Crash of 2 Army Helicopters

Army says Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky near Fort Campbell

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Nine service members were killed Wednesday night when two HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a routine training mission in Kentucky, an Army official tells ABC . The Army says the crash happened around 10pm local time in Trigg County in southwest Kentucky, near...

FBI Seeks Suspect Who Stole, Crashed Helicopter

Suspect ran from the scene at Sacramento airport, authorities say

(Newser) - The FBI is leading the hunt for a suspect in California who tried to steal a helicopter but may not have known how to fly one. Authorities say the suspect crashed the helicopter on the tarmac at Sacramento Executive Airport soon after starting the aircraft, the Los Angeles Times reports....

After 'Grotesque Conduct,' $29M for Kobe Bryant's Family

Widow Vanessa Bryant had sued over pics taken at scene of crash that killed Kobe, daughter Gianna

(Newser) - Last summer, a federal jury decided that Vanessa Bryant, widow of retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, was entitled to $15 million from Los Angeles County. The award was bestowed in regard to a lawsuit over photos taken and shared by first responders of the bodies of her husband, 41, and...

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