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  • NIMASA Dumps Search and Rescue Helicopter with Navy January 22, 2018
    The $9million dollar helicopter, sources hinted, is presently in an abandoned state at the Nigerian Navy Air Station, Ojo. ... “Since the aircraft developed a major fault some four years ago, the management of NIMASA has failed to deploy any helicopter for aerial surveillance, “said a ship owner.
  • Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions for the weekend 19 -21 January 2018 January 21, 2018
    Auckland Westpac Helicopter Missions for the weekend 19 -21 January 2018 ... The Auckland based Westpac Rescue Helicopter is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. BE PART ...
  • Actor Jeff Bridges describes rescue by helicopter, moment mudslides hit his home January 21, 2018
    Bridges told the agency that he, his wife and their dog went to the highest point in their house and waited to be rescued by helicopter. Soon enough, help arrived. Bridges' wife and the dog were hoisted up first, then Bridges himself. Bridges told California OES that being rescued by helicopter “reminded ...
  • 2 Fort Carson soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California January 21, 2018
    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Carson officials have confirmed that two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California Desert. The AH-64 Apache crashed around 1 a.m. Saturday at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The names of the ...
  • Pilot injured in experimental helicopter crash January 21, 2018
    PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- A small experimental helicopter crashed while taking off from the owner's backyard in Royal Ascot Estates Sunday afternoon. The pilot was the only person on board at the time of the crash, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
  • Skiers rescued by helicopter after night on freezing mountain January 21, 2018
    Two skiers have been airlifted to safety from the side of a mountain in Scotland after surviving a night without shelter at 3,000ft. The pair, who had gone off-piste, called Police Scotland on Friday evening to report they were stuck at Bidean nam Bain in Glencoe. A mountain rescue team were dispatched, ...
  • Small helicopter crashes in Loxahatchee January 21, 2018
    A small experimental helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon in Royal Ascot Estates, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said. The helicopter crashed while taking off from the owner's backyard on West Lancashire Drive, according to fire officials. The pilot, an adult man, was taken to a local hospital for ...
  • This is the moment a helicopter was called in to rescue two skiers trapped on the ledge of a ... January 21, 2018
    ... near Glencoe as wintry weather caused chaos. Bad weather hampered earlier rescue efforts and forced the pair to wait out blizzard conditions overnight near Glencoe without shelter. The UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency released footage showing a helicopter crew hoisting the skiers to safety.
  • Same-sex Ft. Bliss Apache helicopter pilots marry at West Point January 21, 2018
    Same-sex Ft. Bliss Apache helicopter pilots marry at West Point ... They're both Apache helicopter pilots stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The men met in August 2009, when Franchino was a freshman and Hall was a senior. Their first date was in February 2012 in Washington, some months after ...
  • Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter airlifts injured riders to hospital January 21, 2018
    Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter pilot Barry McAuliffe said a 65-year-old man from the Tasman area was flown to hospital with a fractured leg after a motorcycle crash on Takaka Hill. Shortly after receiving the call out at 5.15pm, the helicopter landed on the road to pick up the injured rider after ...
  • About the early-morning helicopter search over Puget Sound: 1 person dead, 1 in critical condition January 21, 2018
    Around 5 am, we heard from a few people in southwesternmost West Seattle and beyond – The Arroyos and Shorewood – wondering about what appeared to be a helicopter search/rescue operation involving the U.S. Coast Guard. We couldn't find out anything at the time, and later tried reaching the ...
  • These gay Army helicopter pilots just married at West Point January 21, 2018
    These gay Army helicopter pilots just married at West Point. Joseph Patrick McCormick, PinkNews; 21st January 2018, 7:23 PM. (Facebook). Two gay Apache helicopter pilots have married in what is believed to be the first active-duty same-sex wedding at West Point military academy. Daniel Hall, 30 ...
  • Former CHP, Placer sheriff's pilot among 5 dead in New Mexico helicopter crash January 21, 2018
    A former Placer County Sheriff's Deputy and California Highway Patrol pilot died last week in a helicopter crash over New Mexico. Both the sheriff's office and CHP have posted tributes to JC Dodd, who was killed along with four others when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous area on Wednesday, ...
  • Helicopter loaded with arms reportedly lands in Taraba January 21, 2018
    A helicopter loaded with arms and ammunition landed Jibu village, Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba state, reports say. Confirming the incident, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu said that the arms were meant for militia groups in the ...
  • 2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California January 21, 2018
    The Army says two soldiers from Colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California desert. The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports the AH-64 Apache crashed around 1 a.m. Saturday at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. Maj. Gen. Randy A.
  • 2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California January 21, 2018
    2 soldiers killed when Army helicopter crashes in California. Associated Press. The Army says two soldiers from Colorado have been killed in a helicopter crash during training operations in the Southern California desert. The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports the AH-64 Apache crashed around 1 ...
  • Overpriced Afghanistan helicopter upgrades amount to a subsidy for contractors January 21, 2018
    Helicopter makers and the National Guard got nice a present for Christmas, but American taxpayers got a lump of coal. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a plan to supply American-made helicopters to Afghanistan and it's a great deal for almost everybody but the taxpayer, who is on the hook for ...
  • Apache helicopter pilots become the first active-duty same-sex couple to marry at West Point January 21, 2018
    Two army captains exchanged vows at West Point in what is believed to be the first active-duty, same-sex marriage at the esteemed United States Military Academy. Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26, are both Apache helicopter pilots and were married at the New York school's Cadet Chapel on ...
  • First Active-Duty Gay Couple Married At West Point January 21, 2018
    Two Army captains who met in the “don't ask, don't tell” era of the military, became the first active-duty, same-sex couple to get married at West Point when they exchanged vows last weekend. Capt. Daniel Hall, 30, and Capt. Vinny Franchino, 26, both Apache helicopter pilots, were married at the New ...
  • Two rescued by helicopter after spending night on Scottish mountain January 21, 2018
    Two climbers have been rescued by helicopter after spending the night without shelter at 3000 feet. The pair were climbing Bidean Nam Bain in Glencoe, Scotland, when they became stranded. Attempts to rescue them the night before had to be called off due to harsh weather conditions. Video captured ...
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