military/police

Five Killed in Sudan Military Plane Crash

Monday, May 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Sudanese military plane crashed in El Obied, North Kurdufan, Sudan, on April 30th. The Soviet-era Antonov 26 plane went down when it was attempting to land at the El Obied airport. There were five crew members aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. Army officials said the crash... »

Indonesian Hercules Crash Due to power loss according to Air Marshall

Thursday, July 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
Indonesian Hercules Crash Due to power loss according to Air Marshall

Although the investigation into a plane crash takes at least a year, investigators believe they know the cause of the crash of the Indonesian Air Force’s 50 year old C-130 Hercules in Medan, in Sumatra, Indonesia. The plane initially lost altitude after it suffered power loss. One of the propellors wasn’t working. The plane... »

Birdstrike Cause of USAF Crash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

A bird strike on the HH-60G Pave Hawk at 110ft at 126mph caused the crash of a helicopter on a moonlight training mission on the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve, killing staff Sgt Afton Ponce, Capt Christopher Stover, Technical Sgt Dale Matthews and Capt Sean Ruane. The crew was confirmed dead at the scene. The... »

Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

Monday, July 7, 2014
By George Hatcher
Crash Helicopter Crashes Killing 19 in Flames in Vietnam

A helicopter exercise in Vietnam killed 19 of 21 people aboard on July 7, 2014 at 7:50 a.m. Vietnam People’s Army Air Force (VPAAF), Regiment 91 suffered a loss of 19 when the Mil Mi-171 helicopter engaged in a parachute training mission crashed near village 11 in Thach That district, Vietnam, managing to impact... »

Police Service Eurocopter Missing in Botswana

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Police Service Eurocopter Missing in Botswana

A Botswana Police Service Eurocopter AS350 was en route on a routine patrol between Gumare and Maun Botswana, and went missing in the Okavango. The flight left at 19:10 and was expected at 20:10. The captain, copilot and an Airborne Law Enforcement Officer were aboard at the time it disappeared. A search is underway,... »

Illinois Honours the US Marine Died in Nevada Jet Crash

Saturday, March 22, 2014
By George Hatcher
Illinois Honours the US Marine Died in Nevada Jet Crash

The residents of Hopedale, a Tazewell County town in Illinois, are preparing a farewell for the 32-year-old Marine, who died in Nevada when his training aircraft crashed on March 1 during a training exercise. 2,380 American flags were placed along 12 miles of highway for honouring Captain Reid Nannen, whose funeral is planned on... »

Military Air Ambulance Crashes

Friday, February 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

On Friday Feb 21, 2014, a Libyan military Antonov 26 transport #5A-DOW crashed in Tunisia killing 11 including two injured civilians, three escorts and five crew and one doctor. A fire broke out on the helicopter. No report has been provided to indicate if the fire was before or after the air ambulance’s ground... »

Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Seventy-seven people were aboard a twenty-four year old missing C-130 Hercules (#7T-WHM) that was flying from Tamanrasset to Constantine when it crashed into Mount Fortas in Algeria. The wreckage was discovered on Feb 11, 2013. The Algerian TV and Radio initially reported 102 fatalities, but updates say there were 78 aboard. The Military Lockheed... »

Three Soldiers and Two Civilians Die in Colombian Helicopter Accident

Saturday, January 11, 2014
By George Hatcher

On JAN 9 2014, a Sociedad Aeronáutica de Santander (SASA) Bell 206L-3 LongRanger # HK-4462 en route from Puerto Berrío to Anori was north of Anori, Colombia when it suffered controlled flight into terrain, striking a mountain. No one aboard survived the impact. Three soldiers and two civilians died on the 9th when the... »

Sikorsky Down off Norfolk, Va Beach

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Sikorsky Down off Norfolk, Va Beach

A US Navy Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed off a Norfolk Virginia beach, killing one of five aboard. The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen. Three were injured and hospitalized at at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A rescue team is searching for one crewman who is still missing. Download article as... »

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