One of Japan’s Coast Guard helicopters struck power lines today and crashed into the waters off Sanagi Island. There were five people on board at the time. Four are confirmed dead and the fifth person is currently missing. The helicopter took off from Hiroshima at around 1:45 p.m. for a routine patrol mission. It was [...]
An Enstrom 280FX with one person on board suffered unknown engine problems on Sunday, forcing the pilot to ditch. The incident took place about 20 miles offshore of Miami, near Bimini Island. A private vessel was first on the scene followed by an MH-65 Dolphin. The male pilot was taken to shore on the Coast [...]
A fisherman owes his life to the Coast Guard after he waded too far from shore on Monday. He had been fishing near Rollover Pass in Texas when the strong currents began pulling him out to sea. He was able to grab on to the piling but also was becoming entangled in fishing line. The [...]
This one is for the dauphin/dolphin lovers out there, myself included. It isn’t the most exciting Worth Watching I’ve posted, but for a real fan, it could be. Mute, select 720p and full screen – just my recommendation.
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 [...]
Volcanic ash being released from a glacier in Iceland has wreaked havoc with travel plans and caused the largest closing of airspace since 9/11. This, of course, includes helicopters and put a halt to offshore oil and gas ferrying and limited the amount of HEMS operations possible. The rule was that they couldn’t fly unless [...]