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Helicopter Pilot Killed on Manhattan High-Rise Had Reported a Problem

The pilot of a helicopter who was killed in a crash-landing on a high-rise building in Manhattan had reported a problem and said he wanted to return to the heliport he had taken off from minutes earlier. The copter instead …

Two Utility Workers Killed in Helicopter Crash in Northeastern New York

Two utility workers were killed and two others were hurt when their maintenance helicopter got caught on power lines and crashed in rural northeastern New York, state police said. Pieces of the aircraft dangled from power lines late Tuesday afternoon …

Virginia Police Say Pilot Has Died in a Single-Engine Plane Crash

Police in Virginia say a 65-year-old man has died after his single-engine plane crashed in the far western part of the state. Virginia State Police said in a statement that the plane was reported missing shortly after 2 a.m. on …

Two in Serious Condition After Being Rescued from Massachusetts Plane Crash

Authorities say two people were seriously injured when a plane crashed near a small airport south of Boston, Mass. NBC Boston reports the small plane crashed near Cranland Airport in Hanson on Thursday afternoon and left two people trapped in …

Plane Carrying Four Crashes Off Coast of New York’s Long Island, Two Bodies Recovered

A small plane carrying four people crashed off the coast of New York’s Long Island on Saturday, officials said. Two bodies had been recovered from the crash scene about a mile and a half south of East Hampton as of …

Report: Pilots Warned Company About Helicopter Safety

Pilots for the company that operates the open-side helicopter flights like the one that crashed last month in New York City, killing five, had warned management repeatedly of safety concerns over equipment including harnesses, The New York Times reported Sunday. …

Fatal Copter Tour Flew Under Looser Rules of Crop-Dusters

The open-door helicopter tour in which five people died in a crash landing in the East River off Manhattan on Sunday was operating under safety restrictions reserved for photography flights that are looser than those for commercial air-tour rides. Federal …

Drone Easily Pierced New York ‘No-Fly’ Zone, Exposing Risk

A recreational drone operator whose device smashed into a U.S. Army helicopter in September flew undetected into a no-fly zone over New York set up to protect President Donald Trump and the United Nations. The National Transportation Safety Board on …

Drone’s Collision With Army Helicopter Over New York Probed

Federal investigators have opened their first probe of a mid-air collision between a civilian drone and a traditional aircraft. An Army UH-60 helicopter was flying east of Staten Island on Sept. 21 when it collided with a small, consumer Phantom …