Helicopter Crashed During Training Exercise in Southern California; 2 Marines Killed

Monday, January 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Helicopter Crashed During Training Exercise in Southern California; 2 Marines Killed

A Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at Twentynine Palms Marine base in Southern California on the afternoon of January 24. The UH-1Y Huey helicopter, carrying 2 Marines, crashed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center during a training exercise. Both occupants were killed in the crash. They were later identified as Captain... »

Four Survive Bell Crash in Ruthi Switzerland

Saturday, December 22, 2012
By George Hatcher
Four Survive Bell Crash in Ruthi Switzerland

Dec 20, 2012, at 16:30 a Bell UH-1D Huey en route from Balzers to St. Gallen, Switzerland developed engine problems. The pilot touched down with skids, bounced, and crashed into a cottage in Rüthi in the Rhine valley about 200 meters from the highway. The gearbox and rotor were ten meters from the body... »

Firefighter Huey Crashes, Pilot Walks away

Monday, October 8, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Columbia Basin Helicopters Bell UH1H Huey Where: west of Shady Cove When: Oct 7, 2012 Who: pilot Why: The firefighting copter began losing pressure after dropping water on a grass fire, then crashed west of Shady Cove in an area of rough terrain. He was on the way to Grants Pass. Pilot Cody... »

Thai Chopper Down

Saturday, July 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Thai Chopper Down

What: Royal Thai Army Aviation Bell UH-1H Huey Where: between Phetchaburi and Ratchaburi, Thailand When: July 16 2011 Who: 5 fatalities Why: A chopper on a mission (air ambulance flight) to rescue civilians trapped in Kaeng Krachan National Park crashed, killing 5 army officers aboard. Visibility was poor, with heavy rain and thick fog.... »

Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

Saturday, June 11, 2011
By George Hatcher
Narcotics Chopper Crash in Colombia Kills 8, 4 Survive

What: Colombian Police Bell UH-1 Huey en route from La Salina to Yopal Where: La Salina, Casanare Province Colombia When: June 11, 2011 Who: 11 aboard, 8 fatalities Why: In Bogata, a police Huey crashed on take-off when it became entangled with electrical cables (high voltage wires). Mechanical failure may have been involved. Seven... »

Fatal Colombian Military Collision

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
By George Hatcher
Fatal Colombian Military Collision

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Diego Torres What: Fuerza Aérea de Colombia MD Helicopters/Hughes 500/530 Where: Chaparral, Tolima Colombia When: April 20, 2010 1:45 pm Who: 7 deaths reported Why: While performing maneuvers, a Bell 222UT helicopter and a Colombian Air Force MDH/Hughes 500/530 crashed on a military garrison... »

4 Fatalities in Colombian Helicopter Crash

Thursday, March 5, 2009
By George Hatcher
4 Fatalities in Colombian Helicopter Crash

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Javier Franco TOPPER What: Huey II police helicopter Where: crashed in South Colombia When: March 4 Who: four people on board; 4 fatalities: Lts. Juan Valero and Hernan Leal – the pilot and co-pilot, respectively – and agents Yesid Vidal and Gustavo Ibañez. Why:... »

Millions Awarded to Crash Victims

Thursday, September 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
Millions Awarded to Crash Victims

Two helicopters–both crews using night-vision goggles–participated in the nighttime maneuvers on Jan. 22, 2004 – a “low bird” that flew close to the ground and a “high bird” that flew above looking for possible obstructions. As the helicopters were leaving Talega Canyon, the UH-1N helicopter known as a Huey struck a 135-foot utility tower.... »

RSS Plane Crash News

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    Police say one person is dead following a plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade.
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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Authorities haven't confirmed whether the pilot of a small plane that crashed near Miami Executive Airport Sunday survived. plane crash Plane Crashes After Declaring Mid Air Emergency Near Miami Executive Airport. Emergency crews respond to a plane crash outside of Miami ...
  • One dead in plane crash near Miami Executive Airport
    One person died in a plane crash Sunday afternoon in Southwest Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade police said. An FAA statement said the pilot was the only person on the plane: “A Piper PA 60 aircraft crashed approximately one and a half miles west of the Miami Executive Airport today at 2:50pm. The pilot ...
  • 50th Anniversary of Otis Redding's death, crash in Lake Monona
    MADISON (WKOW) -- Musical historians say the story of soul music legend Otis Redding is a tragic one. Ironically, Redding didn't reach the height of his fame until after his death in a small plane crash outside of Madison, 50 years ago today. Archival information says it's unclear what went wrong during ...
  • One Person Dead Following Plane Crash in SW Miami-Dade
    Miami-Dade Police said one person is dead following a small plane crash in Southwest Miami-Dade. Rescue crews rushed to the site of a downed plane Southwest Miami-Dade County Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the area of Southwest 121st Street and Southwest 157th Avenue.
  • Plane remains submerged after bodies recovered from Lake Harney crash site
    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - The bodies of a pilot and two trainees were recovered Saturday evening from a plane that crashed into Lake Harney Friday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Related Headlines. Plane crash in Lake Harney. Bodies recovered in Lake Harney plane crash, ...
  • Inspector on plane crash off Sussex coast
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  • 2 dead after plane crashes into home and bursts into flames
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A single-engine plane with four people aboard crashed into a Clairemont home and burst into flames Saturday, killing two passengers and destroying the house, authorities said. The accident occurred about 4:35 p.m. when the Beech B36 Bonanza crash-landed in the baseball field ...
  • The Crown Recap: School Days
    But to his eye, Charles is growing up in the middle of ruinous luxury and he's spoiled by overindulgence. After all, Charles has parents! His sister didn't die in a horrible plane crash! He needs toughening up. The sad irony is that far from overindulgence, Charles is most in need of a parent to hug […]
  • Small plane plummets into San Diego house, killing two
    Two people were killed when a small plane crashed Saturday into a house in San Diego, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in the city's Clairemont neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Two of the four people aboard ...


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