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Video Believed to Show Helicopter Flying Erratically Before NY Crash

The helicopter that slammed into the roof of a Manhattan high-rise building on Monday was apparently captured on video minutes earlier flying erratically and investigators are trying to determine whether the pilot should have taken off in the decaying weather. …

Probe Into First Aircraft Crash Believed to be Caused by Drone

A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina this week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S. The incident on Wednesday involved a student pilot and …

Leaping Elk Crashes Low-Flying Research Helicopter in Utah

An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the aircraft …

NTSB: Flash in Sky Before Oklahoma Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a witness reported seeing a flash in the sky before a helicopter crashed near an Oklahoma City nursing home last month, killing two people. It’s not clear what could have caused such a flash. …

No Mechanical Flaw Found on Crashed Pennsylvania Helicopter

Federal aviation authorities say there is no evidence that a helicopter that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania earlier this month, killing two people, had any mechanical problems. The National Transportation Safety Board says in a preliminary report that a passenger had …

U.S., Australian Filmmakers Die in Helicopter Crash

Award-winning American cinematographer Mike deGruy and Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight have died in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia, their employer National Geographic said Sunday. Police said two people – an Australian pilot and an American passenger – died …

Cause of Fatal Louisiana Copter Crash Unknown

Investigators don’t yet know what caused a helicopter crash that killed two men last week near Morgan City. La. National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Bridget Serchak tells The Courier there was “no indication of anything broken off” before the crash …

Idaho Biologists File Lawsuit After Copter Crash

Two biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game injured in a helicopter crash while attempting to dart elk, moose and wolves have filed lawsuits against the pilot and others. George Pauley and Craig White filed their lawsuits Wednesday …

5 Killed in Tour Helicopter Crash Near Las Vegas

A helicopter crash has killed a pilot and four passengers on a tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam. National Park Service spokesman Andrew Munoz said Wednesday that the aircraft operated by Sundance Helicopters crashed into the River …