Three people walked away uninjured when the Enstrom F28C they were flying in crashed at the St. Lucie County Fair in Florida. The helicopter was giving rides to fair attendees when just after takeoff, at about 200′ AGL, the low fuel pressure warning came on. The engine sputtered and they came down hard, separating the [...]
Helicopter mustering scene from Human Planet (a great series if you haven’t checked it out) Thanks to Aaron for the tip!
The Kaman Corporation’s unmanned K-MAX has set new records in unmanned helicopter flight over the last few days. The tests were conducted at the Army’s Yuma proving grounds with the following “firsts” taking place: – Largest payload, 4,400lbs, airdropped via sling load from a helicopter (four 1,100 lb payloads). – The highest altitude for payloads [...]
A 2006 Robinson R44 registered to Kerney Aviation made a precautionary landing in Orange County yesterday. The pilot was flying to the War Bird show when he encountered enough fog that he wasn’t comfortable continuing. He elected to land just south of Christmas School Road at around 7 a.m. and put it down without any [...]
Two West Point cadets owe the NYPD Aviation unit big time for rescuing them on Sunday. Their troubles started when they went to Storm King Mountain to practice rappelling on Saturday. At around 6 p.m. they became stranded on an 18 inch wide ledge. Luckily, they were still within cell phone range and were able [...]
A Eurocopter AS350 operated by Heliswiss crashed in the Swiss Alps shortly before 12:30 p.m. today, injuring six people. The charter flight was for heliskiing and included a Burmese mountain guide, three clients and a ski instructor in addition to the pilot. They were apparently landing on a spot reserved for heliskiing operations but crashed [...]