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 [...]
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 [...]
The Pima County Sheriff’s department has confirmed that their helicopter crashed earlier today. As of writing this, all four that were on board are alive. The aircraft is on a cliff in the Ironwood National Forest. Officials have been communicating with two of the survivors via cell phone. They are concerned about exiting the wreckage [...]
A 23-year-old pilot was saved recently in Bream Bay after quick thinking rescuers came to his aid. He was flying a Bell 206L3 over the bay when he ended up ditching after possible engine failure. Some people playing golf saw the helicopter flying low and then heard a loud bang, the aircraft splashed into the [...]
An Oklahoma City rancher spotted a calf trapped on a frozen pond yesterday and alerted his local news station. He knew that an animal trapped on the ice had been saved by helicopter before and that’s exactly what happened this time. The pilot, Mason Dunn, showed up on scene in the 1999 Bell 407 and [...]
Although this isn’t the first time this has happened, it is nonetheless always interesting to watch. The two deer were trapped on the Mississippi river for several days before someone from Helicopters Inc showed up in a 206 and blew one to shore. Nice job by the pilot. Thanks to Justin for the tip!