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New Mexico Helicopter Crash Injures Pilot

The pilot of a medivac helicopter was injured after crash landing on the roof of University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday at around 6 p.m. Two other medical personnel were on board, but were unhurt. The pilot’s injuries …

MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans
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Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. …

Akademik Shokalskiy Passengers Rescued In Antarctica

After being stuck in ice floes since Christmas Eve, the passengers of the Akademik Shokalskiy have finally been rescued. A team of scientists and passengers aboard the expedition ship were in the Arctic doing research on climate change, recreating and …

Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions
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The Associated Press is reporting that the United States Pentagon just spent roughly $1 billion on dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcrafts. Previously it had been reported that there was a great amount of difficulty in securing a deal and there …

William Bart Colantuono, Ax Men Pilot, Dies in Crash

At 3:42 PM on September 17, residents of Detroit, Oregon reported a helicopter crash near a logging site. “It had just returned after the pilot had taken a 45 minute break. The helicopter had picked up a load when witnesses …

EagleMed Crash Kills 1, Prompts Questions
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A medical helicopter crash killed a patient and injured a medical worker on Tuesday near Tulsa, Oklahoma. According to Choctaw Nation Health Services, an investigation into the crash and the safety record of EagleMed, the company that owned the helicopter, …

This Guy Is Unbelievable With A Remote Control Helicopter
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There’s no way you’ve ever seen skills like these with a remote control helicopter. Just nuts. [via reddit]

Germany’s Pizza Delivery Service Takes To The Sky Germany’s Pizza Delivery Service Takes To The Sky

I love pizza delivery services. I can get the greatest food on the planet without having to leave my house. I thought that there was no way to improve upon such a perfect model, but Germany has proven me wrong. …

Kinect May Be Coming To A Military Helicopter Near You Kinect May Be Coming To A Military Helicopter Near You

The Army absolutely loves video games and the hardware that powers them. They use them as recruiting tools, training simulations, computer processors and now 3D tracking devices. It seems that the military has its eye on the Kinect hardware that …

Chopper Goes Haywire: 4 Injured In Brazil

The Regional Service for the Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents in Brazil had their hands full with the mystery of why a rescue helicopter literally shook itself to pieces on wednesday of last week. The chopper carried four passengers …