Around 11:15 a.m. this morning an Air 2 MD-500E helicopter crashed while doing power line work in southern Vermont. The accident occurred near Grassy Brook Road while the crew was stringing lines for the southern loop project being done by Velco. A spokeswoman for Velco said that a rope they were using became entangled in [...]
During the inauguration of a military base in southwest Colombia, two helicopters collided killing seven and injuring at least five others. Of those killed, one was a Brigadier General, two were colonels and the rest were soldiers. Witness reports are that one of the helicopters was taking off while the other was landing when the [...]
Around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night an HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crashed into Lake Huron with three on board. The U.S. Coast Guard aircraft was involved in nighttime hoist training exercises when it sank for unknown reasons about nine miles north of Port Huron. The three people on board were able to exit the aircraft and were [...]
Promotional video for Columbia Helicopters. Mainly focused on the bambi bucket. I actually hadn’t heard of a self filling bucket that will operate in only 18″ of water – interesting. If you are a Chinook fan, this video is for you.
According to a new FAA preliminary report, a Robinson R44 force landed in a field yesterday due to unknown circumstances. This was during a training flight with 3 people on board at the time. There wasn’t any damage to the aircraft and there were no injuries involved. N44DQ is a 2005 R44 Raven II registered [...]
A 10-year-old boy is lucky to be alive in Minnesota after nearly being hit by a falling laptop. Where did the laptop come from? Apparently it had been left on the skid of an EMS helicopter operated by LifeLink. After taking off from St. Cloud they were circling over a family cookout when it fell [...]