Helicopter Crash

  • 16 feared dead after helicopter crashes in Russia June 1, 2014

    Moscow: A helicopter carrying 18 people crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia and only two of them were believed to have survived, officials said on Sunday. The two passengers, who floated to the surface still strapped into their seats, were rescued by fishermen and hospitalized for treatment of broken...
  • Helicopter crashes in downtown Seattle, at least two dead March 18, 2014

    Seattle: At least two people were killed when a news helicopter crashed in downtown Seattle on Tuesday, setting cars on fire in a popular tourist area near the Space Needle, authorities and local media reported. Two people were found dead when emergency responders arrived at the scene, the Seattle Fire Department...
  • 32 people taken to hospitals after Glasgow chopper crash: Police November 30, 2013

    London: Scottish police say 32 people have been taken to hospitals across Glasgow after a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub overnight. Rescuers have been working through the night to rescue an unknown number of people trapped inside The Clutha pub in the center of Glasgow. Officials said Saturday they are...
  • Police: 1 dead, toll expected to rise in Glasgow November 30, 2013

    London: Scottish police say at least one person has died from the crash of a police helicopter onto a crowded Glasgow pub. Chief constable Stephen House says the number of fatalities is expected to rise. He told reporters on Saturday that 32 people were taken to hospitals after the crash on the...
  • Ahmedabad: Chopper crash lands, 2 injured August 14, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A helicopter crash landed in a graveyard in Ahmedabad in which two people were injured. The private-owned helicopter with self-styled godman Asaram Babu's son Narayan Prem Sai on board developed a technical snag but the pilot managed to land it near the Chartora cemetery in Gomtipur area of Ahmedabad. Police...
  • Russia: Helicopter crashes in Siberia, 19 dead July 2, 2013

    Moscow: Russian authorities say 19 people have died after a helicopter carrying 28 people, including 11 children, crashed in a remote Siberian region of Yakutia. The Interstate Aviation Committee, Russia's top aviation body, said that a Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed in a remote mountainous area on Tuesday, dozens of miles away...
  • Army helicopter crashes at Siachen, pilots safe May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: An Army helicopter, on air maintenance operations, crashed on Monday morning in the icy heights of Siachen glacier but both the pilots survived the accident and were being evacuated for treatment, army sources said. The advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, flown by two pilots of the Army Aviation Squadron,...
  • Helicopter crashes in London, two dead January 16, 2013

    London: Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed on Wednesday during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. Two people were taken to a nearby hospital with "minor injuries," London Ambulance Service said. The helicopter crashed just south of...
  • 9 dead as 2 IAF MI-17 choppers collide mid-air August 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: At least nine Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel have been killed in a mid-air collision of two MI-17 helicopters near Jamnagar Air Force Station in Gujarat. The tragic accident in which five officers and four other ranks lost their lives took place at around 12:05 pm on Thursday; just...
  • Mid-air collision rare, need to find out cause: IAF sources August 30, 2012

    Five minutes after taking off on training sorties, two Air Force helicopters collided mid-air in Gujarat, leaving eight dead. ...
  • Two Air Force choppers collide mid-air, 8 dead August 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Eight Indian Air Force personnel were killed after two Air Force MI-17 helicopters crashed near Sarmat village in Jamnagar in Gujarat after a mid-air collision on Thursday. There were four people on board each MI-17 helicopter and all of them died in the tragic crash. One of the helicopters caught...
  • Pakistan army helicopter crashes in the Chenab May 23, 2012

    Lahore: A Pakistan Army helicopter with two personnel on board crashed into the Chenab River in Punjab province on Wednesday while on a routine flight, officials said. A pilot and a trainee pilot were aboard the helicopter when it came down at a spot located 100 km from Lahore. Officials said that...
  • Condition of Munda and his wife stable: Doctors May 10, 2012

    Ranchi: The condition of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, his wife and four others, who suffered injuries when a helicopter carrying them crash-landed at the airport in Rachi, is stable, doctors attending on them said on Thursday. "The condition of the CM and others is stable and improving. We will issue...
  • Condition of Jharkhand CM stable: Doctors May 10, 2012

    Ranchi: The condition of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, his wife and four others, who suffered injuries when a helicopter carrying them crash-landed at the airport in Ranchi, is stable, doctors attending on them said on Thursday. "The condition of the CM and others is stable and improving. We will issue...
  • Radar malfunction behind Munda's chopper crash? May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The helicopter accident in Ranchi in which Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered injuries on Wednesday is likely to have been caused by a radar malfunction, initial investigations show. As per preliminary probe reports from the Jharkhand capital, the radar appeared to have malfunctioned. This had led to problems...
  • Pilot wisdom saved Munda and others May 9, 2012

    Ranchi: It was the wisdom of Captain B K Singh, piloting the helicopter which had to crash land after it developed a technical snag, that saved the lives of Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, his wife Meera and three others travelling with them. The helicopter toppled to its side after crash...
  • Jharkhand CM Munda survives helicopter crash May 9, 2012

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and five others including his wife Meera miraculously survived when their helicopter crashed at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport on Wednesday. The helicopter, Agusta AW 109 with twin engines, crash landed at the Birsa Munda Airport at 12:30 pm while trying to make an emergency...
  • Timeline: Crashes of VVIP planes, helicopters May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda's helicopter crashed in Ranchi, leaving him injured on Wednesday. This is not the first incident of such a crash involving a VVIP. Following is a timeline of the crashes of the politicians' airplanes and helicopters in the past: - On April 30, 2011, Arunachal...
  • Jharkhand CM Munda injured in helicopter crash May 9, 2012

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda's helicopter crashed while making an emergency landing at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport on Wednesday. Munda, who was on-board along with five other people when the helicopter crashed, was injured and has been taken to Apollo Hospital. Munda's wife Meera was also on-board the ill-fated helicopter....
  • Mexico says copter crash likely due to thick fog November 13, 2011

    Mexico City: Thick fog likely caused the helicopter crash on Friday that killed Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake and all seven others on board, the country's transportation minister said on Saturday. An exhaustive investigation is under way, but the initial results indicate the crash was an accident, Communications and Transport Minister...
  • Philippine military helicopter crash, 3 killed October 1, 2011

    Manila: The Philippine military says three air force personnel were killed when a helicopter carrying supplies to troops fighting militants on a southern island crashed after its engine failed. Regional military spokesman Lt Col Randolph Cabangbang says the Vietnam War-vintage UH-1H Huey helicopter lost engine power as it approached a military...
  • Brazil chopper with four onboard disappears August 21, 2011

    Rio de Janerio: A helicopter belonging to Brazil's oil and gas company Petrobras has disappeared with four people onboard in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, the company said. Petrobras said the helicopter was returning from a drilling platform on the Atlantic shelf when contact with the...
  • Ten die in Indonesian helicopter crash August 4, 2011

    Jakarta: A helicopter chartered by an Australian mining company slammed into a mountain in eastern Indonesia, killing all 10 passengers and crew, the head of the search and rescue team said Thursday. The Bell 412 - carrying two Australians, two South Africans and six Indonesians - lost contact with authorities Wednesday...
  • BSF team visits helicopter crash site in Sirohi May 14, 2011

    Jaipur: A BSF team comprising of technical experts on saturday visited the site in Sirohi district in Rajasthan to probe the helicopter crash that left four people dead. The mishap took place on Friday when the helicopter crashed in the hills of village Fatehpura near Abu Road here in the Sirohi...
  • 4 killed in BSF helicopter crash in Rajasthan May 13, 2011

    Sirohi (Rajasthan): A Pawan Hans helicopter of the Border Security Force crashed in Sirohi district of Rajasthan on Friday killing the pilot and three others. Sirohi District Collector Ram Meena said that the helicopter crashed at 3 pm near Bahadurpura village. A team of officials from Mount Abu reached the...
  • Former Arunachal CM Dorjee Khandu cremated May 10, 2011

    Tawang: Thousands of people bid a tearful adieu to former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu whose mortal remains were consigned to flames on Tuesday, 10 days after his death in a helicopter crash. Over 7000 people gathered at the cremation ground at Shebdung near his native village in Tawang district...
  • Osama raid glitch could now be headache for US May 7, 2011

    Washington: The one major problem for the Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden was the crash of one of their helicopters. It was no ordinary military chopper. Numerous aviation experts say they see several telltale signs of stealth technology in photos of what was left after the SEAL team...
  • Dorjee Khandu's body reaches Itanagar May 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Finally, after 6 days, a helicopter landed in the helipad in Itanagar's Governor House on Thursday afternoon carrying Dorjee Khandu's dead body from Tawang. The MI 17 helicopter brought the body after a painstaking search in Sela Pass, which finally resulted in locating the helicopter debris and the dead...
  • Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins? May 5, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are Pawan Hans choppers flying coffins?' ...
  • Sad story of aircraft crashes and politicians May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Dorjee Khandu's death in a helicopter crash adds another sad chapter to the story of politicians who have died in chopper and airplane accidents in the country over the past several decades. The tragedy is a grim reminder of the deaths in aerial crashes involving...