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  • Dad Saves Son With Helicopter After He Had Been Missing For 30 Hours January 16, 2018
    A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being involved in an accident when he did not return home. Teenager Samuel Lethbridge was pinned behind the dash of his car for over 30 hours in an off road accident and he spent the night in the wilderness. Instinctively, his father hired a helicopter to ...
  • Neighbors startled after hearing helicopter crash in farm field January 15, 2018
    WOOD COUNTY (13abc Action News) - Some people living near Monday's deadly helicopter crash scene heard the crash, not realizing exactly what they heard until they saw the wreckage. Two people were killed when a helicopter went down around 11:45am Monday morning. Officials with First ...
  • NEW Helicopter Service to Aid Those Affected by Route 450 Washout January 15, 2018
    Repairs are underway on the washed out section of Route 450, near John's Beach. While vehicles are unable to traverse the roadway, the province will be running air services for affected residents. Starting tomorrow, the Department of Transportation and Works says a helicopter will service runs ...
  • Family who hired helicopter to find missing son find him alive January 15, 2018
    His family hired the helicopter after learning their son had not arrived at the home of his friend as planned on the weekend. The teen had been driving on the Pacific Highway at Crangan Bay when his car left the road and ended up about 20 metres off the roadside in bushland. Emergency services ...
  • NASA scientist, tornado chaser, helicopter pilot to lead Alexandra-based space science research ... January 15, 2018
    A NASA scientist who can fly helicopters, do jiu jitsu and used to chase tornadoes is moving to Alexandra to lead a space science technology research team. The Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) has appointed Delwyn Moller, an award-winning NASA scientist who hails from the Waikato, ...
  • Two killed in northwest Ohio helicopter crash January 15, 2018
    WOOD COUNTY, OH (WCMH) — Two people are dead following a helicopter crash in northwest Ohio. According to the Toledo Blade, it was reported around 11:40am Monday near State Route 163 and Pemberville Road in Troy Township in Wood Couny. The helicopter was a 'utility patrol' inspecting ...
  • Helicopter for utility work crashes into field, killing 2 January 15, 2018
    A helicopter used for inspecting power lines has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two men on board. It's not clear what caused the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn says there was no sign of fire and no indication that the ...
  • A Man Who Attacked Government Buildings From A Helicopter Narrated His Police Standoff On ... January 15, 2018
    MEXICO CITY — A self-proclaimed pilot who commandeered a helicopter and attacked government buildings in Venezuela last June was wounded by authorities during a confrontation on Monday. In a dramatic twist that could be produced only in a country like Venezuela the pilot, Óscar Pérez, narrated ...
  • Helicopter for Utility Work Crashes Into Field, Killing 2 January 15, 2018
    STONY RIDGE, Ohio (AP) — A utility company helicopter has crashed into a snowy Ohio field, killing the two people on board. A witness reported the crash around midday Monday just south of the Ohio Turnpike in Wood County. The county sheriff's office says the aircraft is affiliated with a utility company ...
  • Venezuela's rogue helicopter pilot in shootout with authorities outside the capital January 15, 2018
    Oscar Perez grabbed international headlines last year after he allegedly seized a helicopter, flew it over downtown Caracas, and fired on government buildings to protest the government's violent crackdown on demonstrators. The country was rocked by violent protests last year in response to a ...
  • 2 Venezuelan Policemen Killed in Operation to Catch Helicopter Attack Organizer January 15, 2018
    2 Venezuelan Policemen Killed in Operation to Catch Helicopter Attack Organizer ... killed and several others injured during an operation to catch ex-police officer Oscar Perez who is accused of hijacking a helicopter and attacking two government buildings in June 2017, local media reported Monday.
  • 2 dead after helicopter crash in Wood Co. January 15, 2018
    Deputies from the Wood County Sheriff's Office are on the scene of the crash near the Turnpike on Bradner Road. Police say the helicopter was contracted to patrol the power lines. Both the pilot and the passenger died in the crash. Police say the pilot was not local. It is unsure at this time if […]
  • 2 dead in helicopter crash in Troy Township field January 15, 2018
    Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a fatal helicopter crash in Wood County late Monday morning. The Wood County Sheriff's Office reports the two men on board were killed as a result of the crash, which was near Bradner Road, east of Pemberville, south of the Ohio Turnpike.
  • The fate of a rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot nicknamed Rambo remains unknown after a shoot ... January 15, 2018
    Venezuelan authorities on Monday arrested five members of a "terrorist cell" linked to self-proclaimed rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez, and killed several other militants during a shootout in a poor area outside Caracas. Perez appeared with a bloody face in nearly a dozen dramatic ...
  • Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez caught up in bloody siege January 15, 2018
    Two police officers and several "terrorists" have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in Venezuela last year, officials say. Venezuelan forces surrounded a house in the town of El Junquito, near the capital, Caracas, as they targeted the "cell" ...
  • Helicopter crash reported in Troy Township field January 15, 2018
    Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a helicopter crash in Wood County late Monday morning. The Wood County Sheriff's Office was called out to the site on Bradner Road, east of Pemberville, south of the Ohio Turnpike.
  • Pawan Hans helicopter's undamaged black box will give clues on the accident, device to be ... January 15, 2018
    The Aircraft Air Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has asked Airbus — the company that manufactures Dauphin helicopters — to aid investigations into the wreckage of Saturday's Pawan Hans helicopter crash and to decode the black box recovered from the site of the accident. The team is expected to arrive ...
  • Venezuela says five 'terrorists' arrested, others killed after shootout January 15, 2018
    He rose to fame in June after allegedly hijacking a police helicopter, flying over Caracas' center and firing shots at and lobbing grenades on the Interior Ministry and the Supreme Court. Perez claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was to fight what he said was a tyrannical government. He went ...
  • Helicopter Attackers Group 'Dismantled' by Venezuela Authorities January 15, 2018
    Former police helicopter pilot Oscar Perez published in a series of Instagram videos on Monday, saying that he was surrounded by authorities who were shooting at him in a poor neighborhood outside Caracas. The actor was among those wanted for using a stolen helicopter to lob grenades and shoot ...
  • Two dead after helicopter crashes in Wood County January 15, 2018
    STONY RIDGE, Ohio — Two men are dead following a helicopter crash in a field near State Rt. 163 and Pemberville Road in Troy Township, according to the Wood County sheriff. The helicopter, which crashed in a large, harvested, snow-covered field east of Pemberville Road, between Truman and ...
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