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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Helicopter

This year
‘No chance of survivors’ after Australian army helicopter crashes off coast
Defence minister Richard Marles said the search and rescue effort changed on Monday to a victim recovery operation.
Four missing after Australian military helicopter crashes during joint exercises with US
Officials said a search was under way to find the crew and their families had been notified.
Several dead after two helicopters collide at Kentucky military base
Two Blackhawk helicopters crashed into each other during a routine training mission last night.
Four passengers killed as helicopters collide over Australian beach
The collision happened near the Sea World theme park at Main Beach, a northern beach on the Gold Coast.
Last year
Body removed from scene following light helicopter crash in Co Kildare
The helicopter crashed into a field in Kilcullen yesterday evening.
Air accident investigators to examine 'wreckage' after light helicopter crashes in field
The number of persons travelling on board the helicopter is not yet known.
Two die after helicopter crashes into field in northern England
North Yorkshire Police said that an investigation was underway.
Emergency services including Coast Guard helicopter searching for missing climber in Kerry
The missing man, who is in his 60s, was last seen yesterday at 5pm.
All time
India defence chief among 13 dead in helicopter crash
Bipin Rawat was India’s first chief of defence staff, a position that the government established in 2019, and was seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival
He injured himself at the Isle of Wight.
Helicopter carrying Colombia’s president attacked near Venezuela border
A video released by the presidency showed several bullet holes in the Colombian air force helicopter.
Continuity IRA may have fired shots at civilian helicopter in Fermangh, PSNI says
The dissident group were said to have claimed to have fired upon a police helicopter last week.
Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones
The Greystones Coast Guard has shared images of the helicopter rescue.
'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available
An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.
'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety
The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.
'Lives will be saved': Residents support use of helipad at Mater despite noise levels
Authorities have estimated that the use of the helipad could save up to nine lives per year.
Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'
Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.
Cause of Leicester City helicopter crash revealed by investigators as accident report is published
A helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium killed five people on board in October.
Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash
One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.
18 killed after Russian helicopter crashes in northern Siberia
The helicopter was operated by Russian national airline Utair.
Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars
The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.
Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter
It was estimated that Frederic Fagnoul was importing an estimated 50kg of cocaine on each flight from France.
Five dead in New York helicopter crash
The pilot managed to escape the wreckage.
13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.
Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter
The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.
Three dead after tour helicopter crashes in the Grand Canyon
Another four people were injured in the crash.
Three dead, two injured after helicopter crashes into California home
Four people were aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter when it went down.
Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision
The crash occurred just after midday.
Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma
The six male dolphins were placed on foam mattresses and flown to the southwestern side of Cuba to avoid the storm landfall.
Pilot falls to his death from helicopter he was flying in Belgium
The accident took place during a parachute display near the city of Liege yesterday afternoon.
Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland
French-Canadian rower Joseph Gagnon and Dubliner Brian Conville were attempting to break four world records.
Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter
A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.
Man stole police helicopter to hurl grenades at Supreme Court, Venezuela says
President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s entire armed forces to respond.
Young teenage girl airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming
The Coast Guard was called to the River Slaney in Enniscorthy at around 5pm.
Daredevil woman hangs from helicopter above Niagara Falls... by her teeth
Erendira Wallenda pulled off the stunt five years to the day her husband Nik walked a tightrope over the falls.
Massive search off Howth coast after reports of person in trouble
Over 40 people were involved in the search effort.
Wreckage of Rescue 116 recovered but no sign of missing crew members
Crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith are still missing.
'No mechanical anomalies' discovered in initial analysis of R116 flight recorders
The AAIU said it was mindful that S-92A helicopters are in operation around the world in a variety of roles.
Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.
All five bodies recovered from downed helicopter as Welsh police release photo of crash site
All of the victims were from the same family.