Helicopter crash News

Probe Seeks Cause of Helicopter Crash into Power Lines in New York

Federal transportation safety investigators will try to determine what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines during an inspection flight in northern New York, killing two people on board and injuring two others. The National Transportation Safety Board says …

Police Say Pilot’s Body Found, Raising Virginia Helicopter Crash Toll to Two

An official from the National Transportation Safety Board says emergency responders have recovered the body of the pilot of a small helicopter that crashed into a Virginia condominium. NTSB Air Safety Investigator Doug Brazy said Monday at a news conference …

Families of Pilots File Wrongful Death Suit in 2016 Arizona Helicopter Crash

The families of two pilots who died in a 2016 helicopter crash in western Arizona have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California-based manufacturer of the aircraft. The suit filed last Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court alleges …

Two Injured in North Carolina Highway Patrol Helicopter Crash

Two people were injured when a North Carolina Highway Patrol helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff at a patrol facility in Raleigh. Highway Patrol First Sgt. Mike Baker told reporters the helicopter was about 6 feet in the air when the …

Open-Door Helicopter Flights Banned From Taking Off From New York City

New York City is officially banning open-door helicopter flights from taking off within the five boroughs in the wake of last month’s deadly copter crash. The Daily News reports the Economic Development Corporation plans to announce the new rule on …

New Defendants Added to NYC Helicopter Crash Lawsuit

The family of one of the victims of a deadly New York City helicopter crash has added several new defendants to its lawsuit following the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report. The amended complaint filed Wednesday claims Airbus Helicopters and …

New York Copter Straps That Trapped Riders May Have Also Cut Fuel

The pilot of the photo-tour helicopter that crash-landed in New York’s East River this month said a safety tether designed to keep passengers inside the open-door flight may have accidentally shut off the craft’s fuel, causing it to lose power. …

Pilot Reported Engine Failure as Helicopter Crashed in New York City

A Texas firefighter, an Argentine woman and a video journalist were among five passengers killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City’s East River, with the pilot reporting the engine had failed. Investigators began working Monday to determine what …

Helicopter Crash Lawsuit Against Florida Hotel Mogul Dismissed

A $100 million lawsuit against a Florida billionaire over a fatal 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas has been dismissed. The wrongful death lawsuit filed against real estate mogul Jeffrey Soffer by the widow of attorney Lance Valdez was dismissed …

Helicopter Maker Fights Suit by Tennessee Soldiers’ Families Over Deadly Crash

A federal judge will rule in coming weeks whether the families of two Tennessee National Guard members can sue the makers of a helicopter in which the soldiers died. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the case involves a 2010 …