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  • Sheriff: Longtime pilot dies in helicopter crash

    August 10, 2014 6:09 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says an experienced pilot has died in a helicopter crash in the Jeanerette area. He says in a news release that 60-year-old Kenneth Squires had worked as a cropduster for more than three decades. Ackal says Squires' Bell 47 helicopter crashed about... more »
  • Rocket strikes Afghan president's helicopter

    July 3, 2014 9:25 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says militants fired two rockets into the military side of the Kabul airport, striking President Hamid Karzai's helicopter as it sat on the tarmac. Abdul Wahab Wardak, the commander of the military airport, says only one of the two rockets exploded in Thursday's attack... more »
  • Search continues for missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard continues to search for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A Coast Guard spokesman says debris was found in the area where the helicopter went down around 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • 2 missing after helicopter sinks in Gulf of Mexico

    June 11, 2014 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard is searching for two people on a helicopter that crashed and sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Terrebonne Bay. A news release says the crew of a nearby rig reported the crash of a private helicopter about 2:40 p.m.... more »
  • Marksmen hired to shoot feral hogs from helicopters

    March 10, 2014 11:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Marksmen have been hired to shoot feral hogs from helicopters in two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer says one helicopter squad can kill as many as 300 hogs in a day. Estimates say more than half a... more »
  • Customs helicopter crew, deputy save 13-year-old

    October 13, 2013 4:26 PM

    INDEPENDENCE - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says a U.S. Customs helicopter crew and a sheriff's deputy rescued a 13-year-old with special needs from a marshy lake in Independence. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto says the girl had been missing about an hour from the Girl Scouts' Camp Whispering Pines... more »
  • Pilot dead in helicopter crash

    October 9, 2013 12:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a helicopter which crashed after lifting off from a Gulf production platform died in the incident, according to the company which operates the platform. Bobbie Ireland, Director of Corporate Communications Americas for Woodgroup, said the contracted helicopter was picking up three Woodgroup employees... more »
  • Pilot describes Washington Navy Yard as "Hot Zone"

    September 17, 2013 12:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - A helicopter pilot responding to the call at the Washington Navy Yard yesterday, described the scene of the mass shooting as a "hot zone." U.S. Park Police Sgt. Ken Burchell said he was too focused on his rescue mission to worry if he was also a target.... more »
  • 3 rescued after helicopter iced on Alaska volcano

    September 7, 2013 5:30 PM

    ALASKA - Two researchers and their pilot have been rescued from a remote Alaska volcano after freezing rain left thick ice on their helicopter. Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters say the rescue came at about 5 p.m. on Friday. None of the three people was injured, identified as pilot... more »
  • Body removed from missing college student's wrecked truck Play Video

    August 28, 2013 11:08 PM

    ST GABRIEL- A toxicology test will be performed on the body removed from a wrecked pick-up belonging to missing LSU student Chris Broussard. The truck was found on Highway 30 Wednesday night, just inside the Iberville Parish line south of East Baton Rouge. Broussard was reported missing Tuesday... more »
  • BRPD: Truck belonging to missing student located

    August 28, 2013 7:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police confirmed to News 2 a department helicopter spotted the truck belonging to a missing LSU student earlier today. They said the helicopter noticed the truck, which was overturned on LA 30 south of Baton Rouge near the Iberville Parish line, and landed to investigate. ... more »
  • Special operations troops train in New Orleans

    August 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The last time U.S. Special Operations troops trained in New Orleans, helicopters swooped in unannounced in the darkness over the downtown area, frightening residents whose nerves were already frayed by the Boston Marathon bombings earlier that day. This time, the training hasn't had the same effect. The U.S.... more »
  • 3 rescued from helicopter crash in the Gulf

    August 13, 2013 2:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A helicopter went down Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, about 30 miles southwest of Terrebonne Bay. A nearby oilrig, Trinity V, reported the incident this afternoon. According to reports, three people were on board when the chopper crashed. An offshore supply vessel rescued... more »
  • Fighter jets intercept helo entering airspace

    August 1, 2013 4:16 PM

    LEEVILLE - Belle Chasse-based fighter jets scrambled to intercept a helicopter that entered U.S. airspace and approached New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico without communicating with local authorities. According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, the AgustaWestland AW-139 copter was forced to land at about... more »
  • Report issued on helicopter crash

    April 16, 2013 11:59 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A preliminary report issued by the National Transportation and Safety Board finds the two tail rotors were missing from a helicopter that crashed near the Calcasieu/Cameron Parish line in March. The American Press reports three people were killed when the Era helicopter went down while on a... more »
  • 3 dead in Louisiana helicopter crash

    March 15, 2013 2:09 PM

    CAMERON, La. - Three people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a remote area of southwestern Louisiana's Cameron Parish. Sheriff Ron Johnson said the crash was reported at 11:45 a.m. Friday. A pilot and two passengers were aboard the helicopter and all three died. The helicopter was owned by... more »
  • Pope flies to papal retreat in helicopter

    February 28, 2013 10:19 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI has left the Vatican for the last time as pope, flying by helicopter to the Vatican's vacation retreat hours before becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years. As his closest aide wept by his side, Benedict bade farewell to Vatican officials gathered in... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues stranded hunter

    January 23, 2013 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Members of the Cost Guard said a stranded hunter used all the right survival skills to get spotted and rescued today after his boat sank in St. Charles Parish. The Coast Guard spotted a brush fire the hunter used to signal them while they searched Bayou... more »
  • La. man gets prison for shooting at helicopter

    January 23, 2013 2:08 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A Sikes man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for shooting at a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter during a drug surveillance operation. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell on Wednesday sentenced 62-year-old Lamar Kelly to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised... more »
  • One flown to hospital after motorcycle wreck

    January 18, 2013 2:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Emergency responders flew one person to the hospital after their motorcycle wrecked in Iberville Parish today. It happened on La. 1 near Plaquemine this afternoon just before 1 p.m. Investigators said the motorcycle struck another vehicle before sliding into the median. The motorcycle operator suffered moderate... more »
  • 2 dead after helicopter crashes in London

    January 16, 2013 6:49 AM

    LONDON - Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building. The helicopter crashed just south of the River Thames near the Underground and mainline train station at Vauxhall, and the... more »
  • Texas helicopter pilot killed in La. crash

    October 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the 66-year-old pilot. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only person... more »
  • Helicopter pilot killed in Acadia crash

    October 10, 2012 2:11 PM

    KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the pilot. Maxine Trahan (Trah' Hahn), a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only... more »
  • Vermilion SO: 1 dead in morning helicopter crash

    October 5, 2012 2:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La. - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a helicopter pilot was killed in a crash shortly after taking off from a heliport in the area of Intracoastal City. A news release said the crash was reported at 8:20 a.m. Friday. The wreckage was found about a quarter... more »
  • Tractor trailer, vehicle wreck on Whiskey Bay Bridge

    August 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders and helicopters were called out to a wreck this morning for a wreck on I-10 West at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. According to EMS, an 18-wheeler and another vehicle were involved. They said ambulances and a helicopter were en route to the scene, but... more »
  • Identity of helicopter pilot killed in crash released

    May 29, 2012 3:15 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A spokesperson from PHI of Lafayette identified the pilot who died when his helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Brad Deutser said the pilot, Arturo Ignacio Lebron of Lafayette, was the only person on board when the helicopter went down 35 miles southwest of Grand... more »
  • Coast Guard responds to downed helicopter in Gulf

    May 28, 2012 5:07 PM

    GRAND ISLE - A Coast Guard spokesperson confirmed to News 2 a helicopter crashed into the Gulf of Mexico earlier this afternoon. Petty Officer Steve Lehman said at 4:13 p.m. they received a report of a downed PHI helicopter with only one person on board. Lehman said the... more »
  • 1 dead after Coast Guard helicopter crash in Ala.

    February 29, 2012 3:40 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard says one crewmember is dead and three others remain missing following a helicopter crash in Alabama during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65C helicopter crashed Tuesday evening in Mobile Bay, near Point Clear, Ala. The Coast... more »
  • Military helicopters collide killing 7 Marines in Calif.

    February 23, 2012 8:16 AM

    YUMA, Ariz.- A military official says two Huey military helicopters have crashed in the Chocolate Mountains in southeast California, but it's unclear whether there are casualties. Sources say seven Marines were killed in the crash. A spokeswoman with the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona says it happened... more »
  • Helicopter crash kills 3, delays heart transplant

    December 27, 2011 4:45 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - A helicopter that was on its way to retrieve a heart for transplant crashed in northern Florida, killing all three on board and leaving the transplant patient having to wait for another organ to become available. The helicopter left a Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Monday around... more »
  • 4 soldiers dead following helicopter crashes

    December 13, 2011 3:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - Two Army helicopters crashed Monday night in Washington state, killing the four soldiers on board. The aircrafts went down during an apparent training exercise at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma. Officials have not released the victim's names at this time. more »
  • Helicopter maker settles claims over 2009 crash

    October 27, 2011 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The manufacturer of a helicopter that crashed in Louisiana in 2009, killing eight people, has agreed to settlements with families of several crash victims who sued the company. Plaintiffs' attorneys say Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. reached agreements this week with relatives of at least five... more »
  • Landrieu declares emergency because of marsh fire

    August 30, 2011 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says a new marsh fire near a highway prompted him to declare an emergency and call on the Louisiana National Guard for helicopters to dump water on it. Brig. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis said four helicopters based in Hammond were at... more »
  • Hiker found after getting lost in Tickfaw State Park

    August 12, 2011 4:16 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - A man who went hiking at Tickfaw State Park and lost his way this morning has been found. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, the 20-year-old man was guided out of the woods he was in by a helicopter. Sources told News 2 the man... more »
  • BRPD helicopter pilots assist in river rescue

    August 10, 2011 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Helicopter pilots for Baton Rouge rescued a man injured while tubing the Amite River today. Sgt. Don Stone said the Central Fire Department called for assistance around 1 p.m. They said a man was bleeding from a deep cut he got while tubing, and rescuers weren't... more »
  • Military killed Taliban who downed US helicopter

    August 10, 2011 10:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The top commander in Afghanistan says international forces killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for downing a U.S. helicopter and killing 38 U.S. and Afghan forces over the weekend. Marine Corps Gen. John Allen told a Pentagon news conference Wednesday that forces learned where the insurgents had fled... more »
  • Jindal orders flags at half-staff

    August 8, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday in remembrance of two Louisiana Navy Seals killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Lt. Com. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves, both of Shreveport,... more »
  • La. men among Navy SEALs killed in chopper attack

    August 7, 2011 2:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Relatives say two Louisiana men were among the Navy SEALs killed when a U.S. Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province. Jim Reeves, the father of Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves, confirmed his son's death to The Times of Shreveport on Saturday night. An unidentified woman who... more »
  • SEALs were on mission to aid Rangers

    August 7, 2011 12:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. officials say the Navy SEALs and other troops lost in Saturday's helicopter crash in Afghanistan had rushed to the area to help fellow U.S. troops under fire. The officials say the SEALs had responded to a request by U.S. Army Rangers who were taking heavy fire after... more »
  • 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash

    August 6, 2011 10:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is mourning the deaths of 31 U.S. special operations troops in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Seven Afghan soldiers also died in the crash. Obama says it's a reminder of the "extraordinary sacrifices" being made by America's military and its families. An American... more »
  • Investigator says searchers have "rough road" ahead

    August 4, 2011 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in East Baton Rouge were back out around Sylviane Lozada's home today, searching for any sign of the missing teacher. Sheriff's deputies searched on foot, by ATV and from helicopters in areas near Lozada's home and along River Road south of it. Lozada was... more »
  • Crews search for Sylviane Lozada by air

    August 4, 2011 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A helicopter was out again this afternoon searching near Bluebonnet Blvd. for any sign of Sylviane Finck Lozada. EBRSO spokeswoman, Casey Rayborn Hicks, tells News 2 the crews are searching the area again after bad weather disrupted their last search. Hicks says as of 12:30... more »
  • Deputies search field behind missing teacher's home

    July 29, 2011 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in helicopters and all-terrain vehicles are searching wooded areas near the home of a Brusly teacher that disappeared weeks ago. Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police were seen in and around the home of Sylviane Lozada earlier this... more »
  • Sheriff tours St. Mary Parish flooding by air

    May 27, 2011 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in St. Mary Parish feel much better about their flooding outlook after taking an aerial tour today. News 2 flew with Sheriff David Naquin as he checked out water levels and backwater flooding along his stretch of the Atchafalaya River. Naquin said many campgrounds... more »
  • Helicopter officers help make burglary arrest

    March 8, 2011 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officers in police helicopters helped make two burglary arrests and recover several stolen items this weekend, according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Stone said two thirteen-year-old males were arrested early Sunday morning after the officers spotted them acting suspiciously while flying in the 2600 block... more »
  • Wrecked truck, grounded helicopter ties up traffic

    January 19, 2011 6:45 PM

    SORRENTO - A two-vehicle crash and a broken-down helicopter called out to help caused chaos for in Ascension Parish Wednesday morning. Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. said a pickup rear-ended an 18-wheeler on Airline Highway as the truck was turning into Sorrento Lumber Co. Inc. Theriot said the driver of... more »
  • Law enforcement attacking holiday crime from the sky

    December 16, 2010 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement in the Capitol City has new airborne weapons to fight holiday crimes. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office rolls out a surveillance tower to different popular holiday shopping areas across the parish every night. The Baton Rouge Police Department has been putting its... more »
  • BRPD: Chase leads to five counterfeiting arrests

    December 1, 2010 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A police chase and search involving helicopters and K-9 units ended with five arrests and a counterfeit ring being busted, according to Baton Rouge Police. This morning officers were called by officials from the Whitney Bank at 3617 S. Sherwood Forest and told two people were trying... more »
  • Helicopter owner settles claims over crash

    October 21, 2010 12:42 PM

    The owner of a helicopter that crashed in southeast Louisiana last year, killing eight people, has reached settlement agreements with some of the victims' relatives. Plaintiffs' attorneys and a lawyer for PHI Inc. said Thursday that confidential terms of the settlements will be filed under seal. The attorneys... more »
  • Law enforcement searching for man near Denham Springs

    September 21, 2010 3:28 PM

    Officers are searching by air and ground near Denham Springs for a man that led State Police on a high-speed chase this afternoon. Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies are assisting troopers in the search for a man that fled from State Police when they... more »
  • Oil platform explodes in Gulf, on fire

    September 2, 2010 10:40 AM

    Another explosion has occurred at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, this one about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisiana coast. The rig is Vermillion oil rig 380 and is owned by Mariner Energy. It had 13 workers aboard at the time, all... more »
  • 10 killed in helicopter crash in Venezuela

    August 28, 2010 4:59 PM

    A Venezuelan National Guard helicopter crashed during a counter-drug mission near the Colombian border, killing all 10 soldiers on board, President Hugo Chavez said Saturday. Officials were investigating why the Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter crashed "within a few minutes" after taking off on Friday, Chavez said in a televised speech, reading... more »
  • 3 rescued after helicopter goes into Gulf

    July 27, 2010 5:17 AM

    A helicopter with three people on board went into the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of New Orleans, but a good Samaritan rescued all three and got them to a nearby rig. The Coast Guard says Rusty Carole of Galliano, Stanly Duhon of Duson, and Keith Milard of Nashville,... more »
  • Three dead in helicopter crash

    March 25, 2010 11:46 AM

    Three crew members are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in a rainy field Thursday morning in western Tennessee. The three were on a return trip from delivering a patient. Authorities say it went down just a few miles from its destination. Officials say there was no indication of... more »
  • BRPD takes to the sky to combat crime

    February 24, 2010 3:57 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department is heading into the sky to combat crime. Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff Leduff showed off the department's newest piece of technology Wednesday morning. It is equipped with more than $200,000 worth of equipment. "What this gives us is the area view," Leduff... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police unveil new helicopter

    February 24, 2010 11:27 AM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department formally unveiled a new helicopter Wednesday. The Robinson R-44 Raven II Police Intercepter Helicopter is equipped with high-tech surveillance technology that will help officers track suspects and fight crime. The Air Support Unit has four full-time pilots. Two have extensive training as military helicopter pilots.... more »
  • BRPD fights crime sky high

    January 27, 2010 5:55 PM

    The Baton Rouge Police Department has a new weapon to fight crime. A new helicopter will help officers track suspects on the ground, and provide support during investigations. Mayor Kip Holden says its part of a plan to cut down on crime in the capital city. He also... more »
  • Escape from Livingston Parish jail

    November 22, 2009 12:27 PM

    The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s office has called to report an escape by a kitchen trustee. The convict is considered dangerous, but police have an idea of the general area he may be in. There are roadblocks all around Walker and up to the interstate. There is about half a... more »
  • Manhunt in French Settlement area

    November 20, 2009 5:22 AM

    Livingston Parish deputies are searching for Allen Ambrose in the French Settlement area. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police stopped Ambrose during a routine traffic stop, when he took off. He eventually bailed from his car and fled on foot. Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office used... more »
  • Soldier to be buried in Denham Springs

    September 28, 2009 5:58 PM

    UPDATE: Army Specialist Michael Coté will be buried Tuesday in Denham Springs. Coté was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Iraq earlier this month. He was 20 years old. The funeral begins at 10 a.m. at Seale Funeral Home. People plan to line Range Avenue at 11 a.m.... more »
  • Denham Springs soldier dies in Black Hawk crash

    September 21, 2009 9:55 AM

    Denham Springs native Michael Cote' died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash outside at the Balad Air Base, 50 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S. military says 12 others were injured when the chopper went down. The cause of the crash is under investigation. more »
  • Diver's Resume Search in Hudson River

    August 10, 2009 5:12 AM

    Divers resume their search of the Hudson River for bodies and debris in the midair collision that killed nine. Authorities say seven of the nine victims have been recovered, along with wreckage from the Liberty Tours helicopter that collided Saturday with a single engine plane. The victims include three members... more »

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