All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Helicopter’

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 are said to be not life-threatening. The air ambulance was transporting a patient from from Rio Rancho, NM at the …

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MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans

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. An MC-12 is a twin-turboprop Beechcraft aircraft primarily used for reconnaissance missions. The plane holds multiple different surveillance systems at …

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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 updating Australian explorer Douglas Mawson’s 1911 to 1913 voyage to Antarctica. They were unable to leave when weather conditions became …

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Mi-17 Helicopter Purchases Raise Questions

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 was some speculation that it might not happen. The helicopters were purchased for the Afghan military, and it was claimed …

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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 reported hearing a loud snapping sound, which was followed by logs hitting the ground,” reported Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller. …

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EagleMed Crash Kills 1, Prompts Questions

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, is now underway. EagleMed is a medical transport company that operates around 20 different locations throughout the midwestern U.S. The …

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This Guy Is Unbelievable With A Remote Control Helicopter

There’s no way you’ve ever seen skills like these with a remote control helicopter. Just nuts. [via reddit]

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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. Students at the University of Berlin have created the flying pizza delivery service. In essence: it’s a mini-helicopter drone that …

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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 Microsoft launched for the Xbox 360 back in 2010. According to TechNewsDaily, the military wants the Kinect for its use …

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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 who all sustained injuries during the malfunction. Presently, official believe that the rotor of the craft failed to disengaged while …

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