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  • Three killed when air ambulance crashes in Texas Panhandle

    April 29, 2017 6:29 PM

    AMARILLO, Texas - Texas authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight just south of the Amarillo airport. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Cindy Barkley says the single-engine plane went down about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in an industrial section of the city between Rick Husband... more »
  • Investigation underway into Army chopper crash; victim ID'd

    April 18, 2017 10:17 PM

    LEONARDTOWN, Md. - Army investigators have arrived at the scene of a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland that left one crew member dead and two injured. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a statement Tuesday night that investigators arrived earlier in the day to begin looking... more »
  • Trump no longer allowed to use personal helicopter

    April 9, 2017 5:27 PM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump can only look at the personal helicopter parked on the front lawn of his Mar-a-Lago resort. As far as going for a ride in it, he's grounded. The Secret Service says standard security protocol requires the president to fly on either Air Force... more »
  • Serious injury crash closed I-10 WB on Bonnet Carre Spillway Wednesday

    December 21, 2016 12:21 PM

    ST. CHARLES PARISH – A crash closed I-10 west bound on the Bonnet Carre Spillway around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The accident was with serious injury, according to Louisiana State Police. A medical helicopter was seen landing on the Spillway. No further information about the crash was available at the... more »
  • More than 50 rescued by Coast Guard so far in Baton Rouge

    August 14, 2016 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 50 people were rescued from rooftoops, cars and trailers on Saturday by memebers of the Coast Guard. USCG Public Affairs personnel said two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from New Orleans and one MH-60 Jayhawk from Mobile worked with local law enforcement and helped rescue more... more »
  • Coast Guard helicopters aid in rescue efforts

    August 13, 2016 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Coast Guard reported five people were rescued in the Baton Rouge area thanks to an MH-65 helicopter and its crew. The helicopter was dispatched from the Coast Guard Air Station in New Orleans to Baton Rouge where two adults and their 6-year-old child were rescued... more »
  • Sheriff identifies body of crashed Helicopter pilot found in Atchafalaya Basin

    August 3, 2016 10:16 PM

    IBERIA PARISH - Officials have identified body of a pilot whose helicopter crashed in the Atchafalaya Basin, according to a KATC Report. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal identified the pilot as 29-year-old Casey Clark of Great Falls, Montana. He says Clark was a pilot working for Gulf Coast Helicopters.... more »
  • Coast Guard helicopter medevacs man from Venice marina

    March 16, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 55-year-old man was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday night at a marina near Venice. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans said they received notification that the man was having difficulty breathing and walking at Port Eads Marina in Venice , and a... more »
  • Coast Guard rescues two boaters on Mississippi River

    February 10, 2016 10:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two people from the Mississippi River, Wednesday. The crew saved two people from a small boat taking on water near Main Pass. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector New Orleans got the call around 2 p.m. that the 13-foot aluminum flat boat... more »
  • Commanding general expresses support for Marines' families

    January 17, 2016 6:36 PM

    HONOLULU - The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing says he understands first-hand the "emotional roller coaster" families of 12 Marines missing off Hawaii are feeling. Brig. Gen. Russell Sanborn told reporters Sunday that his wife went through similar emotions when he was shot down 25 years ago... more »
  • Expert weighs in on search for 12 Marines missing off Hawaii

    January 17, 2016 3:26 PM

    HONOLULU - A retired Coast Guardsman who's an expert on sea emergencies says the 12 Marines aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii have a lot to overcome. Mario Vittone was a helicopter swimmer and Marine accident investigator with the Coast Guard. He says the crash would have happened very... more »
  • 2 dead in medical helicopter crash near Phoenix

    December 16, 2015 8:59 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ.- Officials say two people are dead after a medical helicopter crashed in rugged terrain east of Phoenix. The aircraft company said early Wednesday that a third crew member is "safe," but did not elaborate. Air Methods, which owns the company operating the aircraft, says the chopper was carrying... more »
  • 4 crew members dead after helicopter crashes at Fort Hood

    November 24, 2015 7:11 AM

    FORT HOOD, TX.- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas... more »
  • Man fined for pointing laser pointer at police helicopter

    October 1, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 27-year-old man who repeatedly pointed a green laser at a police helicopter as it patrolled the city last year has been fined, put on probation and ordered to pay restitution to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Federal prosecutors in March charged Robert C. Adamek, of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    September 3, 2015 7:53 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said... more »
  • 'Spatial disorientation' led to Black Hawk crash Play Video

    June 4, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana National Guard says a black hawk helicopter that crashed off the coast of Florida in March was in the air less than five minutes before crashing into the water. "They hit the water at about 180 mph, which was catastrophic," said Col. Pete Schneider.... more »
  • Arlington exemption requested for soldier killed in helicopter crash Play Video

    June 2, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family members of a Baton Rouge National Guard soldier killed in a training accident said he has been denied burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The family of 26-year-old Staff Sergeant Thomas Florich said the cemetery told them he could not be buried there because he was... more »
  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    May 15, 2015 6:06 AM

    KATHMANDU- Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal says army rescuers have found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the U.S. Marine helicopter was found. Poudyal gave no other details on Friday. The aircraft had gone missing Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake... more »
  • Officials: 3 dead in helicopter crash

    March 23, 2015 9:20 AM

    ORLANDO, FL - Police officials now say 3 people died when a helicopter crashed into the unoccupied guest home of a house near downtown Orlando. The helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood of large, historic homes. Orlando police reported then that one person was found dead. On Monday, police... more »
  • Body of fallen soldier arrives in Hammond

    March 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    HAMMOND - Family members, officers and soldiers welcomed home the body of CW4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. as he arrived at the Hammond guard airbase via plane Saturday afternoon. Police and patriot guard riders lined up with American flags in hand on the grounds of the airbase. Hammond residents... more »
  • Guardsmen killed in training crash identified

    March 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - National Guard officials in Louisiana released the names of four Guardsmen who died in a helicopter training crash last week. The four Guard members died when their UH-60M Black Hawk crashed into the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida. The guard identified them as Chief Warrant Officer... more »
  • National Guard to speak about chopper crash that killed 11

    March 16, 2015 3:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana National Guard is expected to release the names of four members killed last week when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed off Florida's Panhandle during nighttime training. The head of the Louisiana National Guard, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, has scheduled a news conference late Monday... more »
  • Candlelight vigils across La. for fallen soldiers in helicopter crash

    March 15, 2015 12:59 PM

    LOUISIANA - Several groups around the state are coming together to honor the 11 service men who were killed earlier this week during a military training exercise over the Gulf Coast near Pensacola, Florida. The men were conducting what officials at Eglin Air Force Base described as a routine... more »
  • Largest pieces of Black Hawk pulled from water

    March 14, 2015 6:31 PM

    MIAMI - The largest sections of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training mission have been pulled from the waters off Florida's Panhandle as salvage operations continue to recover the remains of all seven Marines and four soldiers who were killed. Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy... more »
  • Black Hawk wreck recovery search continues

    March 14, 2015 12:40 PM

    NAVARRE BEACH, Fla. - Recovery operations continued Saturday morning to recover remaining pieces of a downed Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night. According to representatives for Eglin Air Force Base, divers were sent down to retrieve the fuselage and remaining debris that remains under 25 feet of water... more »
  • Marine killed in crash had received Silver Star

    March 13, 2015 4:22 PM

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - More details are emerging about the seven Marines who died along with four National Guard soldiers in a helicopter crash during a training mission off the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday. They included Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif -- who just last week had been awarded one of... more »
  • Flags ordered at half-staff for helicopter victims

    March 13, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The governors of Florida and Louisiana ordered Friday for flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff for victims of a military helicopter crash. Governors Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott issued the executive orders to honor the four Louisiana National Guard members and seven Marines... more »
  • 1 dead in medical helicopter crash in Oklahoma

    March 13, 2015 4:04 AM

    EUFAULA, OK - Authorities say one person is dead and two are injured after an EagleMed medical helicopter crashed in woods in eastern Oklahoma. McIntosh County Emergency Management Director Wesley Dawson says the crash was reported about 11:40 p.m. Thursday. Dawson says searchers on foot and on all-terrain vehicles found... more »
  • Veterans honor fallen guardsmen at USS Kidd

    March 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A vigil held at the USS Kidd Louisiana Memorial Plaza Thursday honored the eleven lives lost in a Black Hawk helicopter crash earlier this week. A wreath was tossed from the USS Kidd into the Mississippi River to remember the fallen. "It's really hard when... more »
  • Helicopter search efforts now turning to recovery

    March 12, 2015 10:58 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - Authorities announced Thursday morning that search efforts for survivors of a military helicopter crash in Florida have shifted to recovery of debris and remains. Military officials said 11 soldiers, 7 Marines out of Camp Lejeune and 4 National Guard members out of Hammond, were missing and... more »
  • Hammond-based Guard unit one of the best

    March 11, 2015 11:39 PM

    HAMMOND - Flags flew at half staff Wednesday evening in honor of four National Guardsmen stationed here and seven Marines from the Carolinas who are presumed dead after their Hammond-based Black Hawk crashed off the coast of Florida during a training mission. The helicopter crew was part of an... more »
  • Major general describes 'tough day' searching for crash victims Play Video

    March 11, 2015 2:56 PM

    HAMMOND - Louisiana National Guard leaders said they've notified families of Guard members who disappeared and are presumed dead after a helicopter crash overnight. "It's a tough day," Major General Glenn Curtis told reporters at a news conference in Hammond. Curtis said he plans to visit the families of... more »
  • 11 presumed dead in National Guard helicopter crash

    March 11, 2015 3:57 AM

    PENSACOLA, FL - The Coast Guard says the search area for an Army helicopter that crashed with 11 Marines and National Guard members on board is about 50 square miles. Base officials say the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a... more »
  • Passenger hoisted off cruise ship for medical emergency

    February 1, 2015 4:20 PM

    HOUSTON - The Coast Guard reports they airlifted a woman off a cruise ship 184 miles off of the Galveston coast to receive medical attention. Medical Staff on the Carnival Cruise ship Magic called around 9 p.m. Saturday night requesting medical attention for a 51-year-old female passenger who was... more »
  • Pilots killed in National Guard chopper crash

    November 7, 2014 2:00 AM

    BOISE, ID - An Idaho National Guard spokesman says the two crew members are dead after their Army National Guard helicopter crashed Thursday night in Boise. Col. Tim Marsano confirmed the deaths but did not release any details on the two pilots. He says the cause of the crash is... more »
  • 3 charged in presidential helicopter scheme

    November 6, 2014 1:12 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Three men are facing charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president. U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker said in a news release Thursday that Craig Kolhagen, Dennis Pennington and James Bowling had been indicted on charges including wire fraud and procurement fraud.... more »
  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash

    October 23, 2014 4:34 PM

    FREDERICK, MD - A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue says the collision occurred at 3:40 p.m. He says... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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