Helicopter

  • AgustaWestland case: CBI rejects allegation of non-cooperation 08-04-2014 03:26 PM

    Rejecting allegations of "non-cooperation", CBI has said that all documents related to AgustaWestland helicopter bribery scandal have been provided to prosecutors in Italy who are contesting the case there. The agency refuted media reports which alleged that documents have not been provided to prosecutors in Italy which was hampering India's...
  • Two dead in news helicopter crash near Seattle Space Needle 19-03-2014 11:26 AM

    A news helicopter crashed and burst into flames in downtown Seattle near the Space Needle on Tuesday, killing a pilot and a photographer on board and setting three cars on fire in the popular tourist area, officials said. The chopper appeared to have fallen to the street as it attempted...
  • Helicopter crashes in downtown Seattle, at least two dead 18-03-2014 10:03 PM

    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...
  • Political parties hire private helicopters in advance for poll campaigning 05-03-2014 02:53 PM

    Politicians in Bihar on Wednesday began their campaign to woo voters for the April-May Lok Sabha election by taking a helicopter ride to various public meetings in the state. Senior Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left Patna on Wednesday in a private helicopter for Bagaha...
  • Sikkim launches chopper service to Kanchenjunga 02-03-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: A 15-minute helicopter service to witness breathtaking views of India's highest peak Kanchenjunga has been launched by the Sikkim government. The service, available from state capital Gangtok, will provide magnificent views of pristine peak, which assumes different colours during different hours of the day. The helicopter service to...
  • India to provide helicopters to Afghanistan soon: Salman Khurshid 15-02-2014 07:36 PM

    India will provide helicopters to Afghanistan "very soon" and refurbish the war-torn country's transport aircraft, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Saturday. "We are giving them helicopters and we will be supplying them very soon," Khurshid told reporters who accompanied him on a day-long visit to the Afghan city...
  • London: Prince Harry quits as helicopter pilot, take up army desk job 17-01-2014 05:59 PM

    Prince Harry will quit his role as an ace Apache helicopter pilot to take up a desk job in the British Army, it was announced on Friday. "The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving...
  • Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home 04-01-2014 04:40 PM

    An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ship's helicopter...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice 03-01-2014 04:09 PM

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small...
  • WB: Transport department to start helicopter service 27-12-2013 06:28 PM

    West Bengal transport department is all set to start helicopter services from Kolkata to Gangasagar and other parts of the state, transport minister Madan Mitra said on Friday. "We are starting helicopter services to Gangasagar, Durgapur, Shantiniketan and Malda and Balurghat. This initiative has been taken for quick transport links...
  • First human-powered helicopter wins $ 250,000 18-12-2013 05:58 PM

    A Canadian team has developed the first-ever helicopter powered only by a human that can reach three meters in altitude and hover for at least 60 seconds in the air. The team led by Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson, developed the human-powered helicopter with a 64-second flight in an indoor...
  • 32 people taken to hospitals after Glasgow chopper crash: Police 30-11-2013 01:47 PM

    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...
  • Police: 1 dead, toll expected to rise in Glasgow 30-11-2013 07:28 AM

    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...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought four helicopters and 15 additional NDRF teams from the central government besides alerting the army and the navy as it faces a second cyclone threat in less than a week. With the cyclone Lehar threatening to hit the Andhra coast on Thursday, the state government...
  • Navy commissions first advanced light helicopter squadron 12-11-2013 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned at Kochi today by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year 08-11-2013 08:03 PM

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will...
  • IAF to hold air show in Nagpur to mark 81st anniversary 28-10-2013 08:33 PM

    As part of the ongoing celebrations commemorating the 81st anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Maintenance Command will hold an aerial and static display at the Air Force station in Sonegaon here on October 30-31. The show 'Air Force Band' and the local Bhonsla Military school band will...
  • Helicopter Dhruv clocks 1,00,000 flying hours 09-10-2013 10:09 PM

    Bangalore: The country's first indigenous chopper, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH -Dhruv), designed, developed, produced and maintained by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to meet the requirements of military and civil operators, on Wednesday achieved a new milestone of clocking one lakh cumulative flying hours. The landmark was achieved early in the...
  • IAF seeks early decision on VVIP choppers 04-10-2013 05:44 PM

    IAF is pushing for an early decision on VVIP choppers as it has told the government that the Mi-8 helicopters being used to ferry dignitaries would be phased out from next year. "There is a CBI case (in the chopper scam) going on here and Italian investigations are happening in...
  • President's helicopter develops technical snag 25-09-2013 10:39 AM

    Chennai: An Indian Air Force helicopter that was to take President Pranab Mukherjee to Puducherry developed technical problem before take off from Chennai on Wednesday. The President, who is to attend convocation function of the Pondichery University and later visit the Aurobindo Ashram, was accommodated in another Mi-17 helicopter. Of...
  • Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter for entering its airspace 17-09-2013 08:48 AM

    Turkey said its warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it crossed into Turkish airspace and the government warned it had taken all necessary measures to defend itself against any further such violations. Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets along the border between its southern Hatay province and Syria...
  • US: Man killed by remote control helicopter in Calvert Vaux Park 06-09-2013 11:23 AM

    A teenage remote control helicopter enthusiast flying one in a park on Thursday was struck in the head by it and killed. Roman Pirozek Jr., 19, was pronounced dead at a Brooklyn park near a busy parkway, and initial reports suggested he was killed by the helicopter's blade, police said....
  • Man falls from air ambulance in Australia's Victoria state, dies 01-09-2013 03:17 AM

    An Australian backpacker on Saturday fell to his death from an air ambulance while he was being rescued after hurting his ankle near Mansfield town in Australia's Victoria state, Sky News reported. "I understand he was at the door of the helicopter and they were attempting to get him into...
  • Indian Air Force helicopter forced to make unscheduled landing 16-08-2013 02:30 AM

    An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter made an unscheduled landing on Thursday due to bad weather near Mehsana, around 75 kms from in Ahmedabad, an IAF official said. "An MI-17 helicopter, which was headed to Ahmedabad from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, had to make an unscheduled landing near Mehsana because of...
  • Ahmedabad: Chopper crash lands, 2 injured 14-08-2013 07:12 PM

    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....
  • No basis for buying AgustaWestland choppers: CAG 13-08-2013 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: While coming down hard on the AgustaWestland helicopter deal, a Comptroller and Auditor General report tabled in Parliament on Tuesday claimed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) faced operational disadvantage on account of using ageing helicopters as the acquisition process for getting new flying machines was inordinately delayed....
  • Pawan Hans Helicopters failed to collect dues worth Rs 171 crore: CAG 11-08-2013 01:53 AM

    State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) has not collected dues worth over Rs 171 crore as it lacks a proper system for expeditious recovery of debts, government auditor CAG has said. "There was no system for timely recovery of debts due to which there was huge outstanding of Rs 171.87...
  • IAF bribery scam: CBI may get Agusta phone transcripts on Monday 28-07-2013 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Italian authorities on Monday, may hand over to the CBI the crucial telephone transcripts in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter scam, a move which may help it in expediting the probe into the case. According to highly-placed sources, the documents are expected to be handed over to...
  • Man who taught Dhoni the 'helicopter shot' dies 17-07-2013 01:00 PM

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand Ranji Trophy player Santosh Lal, who was India captain MS Dhoni's childhood friend and also taught him how to play the now famous 'helicopter' shot, died of pancreatitis on Wednesday. Lal, only 29, was admitted to Ranchi's Guru Nanak Hospital on July 12 and later shifted...
  • Chinese helicopters didn't cross the LAC in Chumar: sources 15-07-2013 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: There are conflicting reports of intrusion by the Chinese in southern Ladakh. It appears that two Chinese military helicopters did not enter Indian airspace while it was alleged earlier that they flew over the Chumar Sector on July 11. Sources said that the helicopters were sighted flying alongside...