Nov 24, 2016

Indonesian army helicopter carrying five goes missing

An Indonesian army helicopter carrying five people went missing Thursday over Borneo island, an official said, the latest blow to the country's accident-prone military. The Bell 412 helicopter lost contact in the morning on a short flight from Tarakan in North Kalimantan province to Long ...

Feb 23, 2016

Gun woman used in foiled copter skyjacking tied to Greek anarchists

Greece's anti-terrorism squad is investigating the attempted hijacking of a helicopter by a woman armed with a gun that police have linked to a domestic militant anarchist group. Police say the pilot wrestled with the woman and — although she fired three shots — safely ...

Dec 4, 2015

Probe launched over abrupt change in MSDF's next chopper pick

A special unit under the defense minister is investigating whistleblower information that the Maritime Self-Defense Force's preferred choice for its next-generation utility helicopters, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani admitted Friday. Although the minister declined to elaborate, ministry sources said Thursday that the MSDF's preferred choice has ...

Nov 30, 2015

Air ambulance dispatch trial using accident data begins in Japan

A test service was launched Monday to dispatch ambulance helicopters to the scene of car accidents after analyzing data sent automatically from the vehicles, operators said. Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are teaming up with a nonprofit organization to test the feasibility of ...

Colombia copter crashes in hunt for drug don; 15 police offers killed

Aug 5, 2015

Colombia copter crashes in hunt for drug don; 15 police offers killed

Fifteen police officers died Tuesday when the Black Hawk helicopter they were traveling in crashed in the volatile northwest part of the country, the country's police agency said. The police said in a statement that two other uniformed personnel were in critical condition and being ...

Oct 30, 2014

Syrian helicopter bombs displaced persons camp; several dead: refugees

A Syrian army helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib, camp residents said on Wednesday, and video footage appeared to show charred and dismembered bodies. Footage posted on YouTube showed corpses of women, children and burning ...