Aviation News, Headlines & Alerts
Day: <span>December 9, 2022</span>

Plane believed to be carrying Griner lands in U.S. – AP

A plane believed to be carrying basketball star Brittney Griner landed in the United States Friday, Associated Press reported. Griner was released in a prisoner swap with Russia in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout and was heading home on Thursday, ending what President Joe Biden called months of “hell” for her and her wife.

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Report releases details on backcountry helicopter crash

A recent report detailing the events of a backcountry helicopter crash north of Nelson in March points to the cumulative effects of weather in the mishap. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released a seven-page report Nov. 2 on the March 16 tail rotor strike and roll over of an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 helicopter in the Kootenay Valley, 35 NM north of Nelson. The TSB conducted the limited-scope investigation into the incident “to advance transportation safety through greater awa

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