Air rescue ordered after landslide traps hundreds in cars

America 11/16/21, 15:07

Authorities deployed helicopters to free hundreds of highway commuters who were stranded in landslides on Nov. 15. British Columbia Helicopters rescued nearly 275 victims, including 50 minors, from 100 vehicles trapped near Agassiz–125 kilometers (78 miles) east of downtown Vancouver. Evacuees were safely airlifted to Agassiz. Severe rainstorms earlier inundated bridges, caused ...

Hurricane Ida: Pilot and fiancée rescue 17 stranded in Tennessee flood

U.S. 08/31/21, 03:33

On Saturday morning, Aug. 28, Nashville-based helicopter pilot Joel Boyers had just finished assisting his fiancée in obtaining her pilot's license, and they were on their way home to celebrate when he received a phone call from a distressed woman in Pennsylvania. Her brother's house in Waverly, Tennessee, was flooded, and ...

Watch: Taliban uses US helicopter to dangle a person in public show

Middle East 08/30/21, 16:39

The Taliban quickly repurposed an abandoned aircraft to dangle a person in a public show of dominance on Aug. 30. The militant group used a U.S.-made helicopter to publicly hang a civilian above Kandahar, 497 kilometers (309 miles) southwest of Kabul. "Taliban using newly acquired American Blackhawk helicopters to hang people," Loud ...

Inmates kidnapps two guards at Swedish prison

Europe 07/23/21, 04:50

Two prison guards who were held hostage at a penitentiary outside the Swedish city of Eskilstuna by two convicts convicted of serious crimes have been released. Convicts armed with razor blades burst into a guard room in Hallby Prison and covering up the surveillance cameras, then shut themselves in with the ...

2 U.S. Army pilots killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash identified

Texas 11/22/19, 07:30

Two U.S. Army pilots who were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 20, have been identified. Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, 33, from Tarrant, Texas, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kirk T. Fuchigami Jr., 25, from Keaau, Hawaii, died when their helicopter crashed while they ...

US Navy helicopter crashes on flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan carrier

U.S. 10/19/18, 03:41

An U.S. Navy helicopter has crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors. A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff on Friday while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea. It was not immediately clear how many sailors were injured, ...

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