helicopter crashes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on helicopter crashes


4 dead as Russian helicopter crashes at airport

May 26, 2020 - 3:18 PM

The helicopter of the Russian defense ministry goes down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed military and civilian use

Taiwan's military chief killed in chopper crash

Jan 02, 2020 - 1:46 PM

(5th UPDATE) The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, is among 8 senior officers – including 3 major generals – who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) 'There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror. And there is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the information we have right now,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

A policeman stands in front of the building where a helicopter crash-landed on top in midtown Manhattan in New York on June 10, 2019. The crash started a fire and left one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact. Johannes EISELE / AFP

Pampanga businessman Levy Laus, 2 others dead in Bulacan helicopter crash

Apr 25, 2019 - 1:47 PM

(4th UPDATE) A helicopter owned by Liberato 'Levy' Laus crashes into a fishpond in Malolos City, Bulacan. Laus, his aide, and the pilot die in the crash.

CRASH SITE. Members of the Bureau of Fire Protection try to salvage the wreckage of the crashed helicopter in a fishpond at Barangay Anilao in Malolos, Bulacan on Thursday, April 25. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

Dec 25, 2018 - 10:12 AM

A chopper carrying Puebla state governor Martha Erika Alonso and her husband, Senator Rafael Moreno Valle, plummets to the ground on Christmas Eve, December 24

Helicopter carrying congressman crashes in Tarlac

Nov 22, 2018 - 4:46 PM

COOP-NATCCO Representative Anthony Bravo and other passengers sustain minor scratches and bruises, but the pilot reportedly suffers head injuries

CRASH SITE. Smoke is seen rising from the site of the helicopter crash in Crow Valley, Tarlac. Photo courtesy of Senator Ralph Recto

25 killed in Afghan army helicopter crash – officials

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:47 PM

An official says the aircraft crashed due to 'bad weather' in Anar Dara district, but the Taliban claims its militants brought it down

Delight to despair: Thais stunned by death of billionaire Vichai

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Thais mourn the abrupt death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the 5th richest man in the country

A Thai newspaper featuring the headline news about Leicester City Football Club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crash is pictured at a newsstand in Bangkok on October 29, 2018. Leicester City's Thai billionaire boss Srivaddhanapraha was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Premier League side's stadium car park moments after taking off from the pitch, the club said on October 28. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

6 killed in Nepal chopper crash

Sep 08, 2018 - 4:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) One woman survives the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital

5 dead in New York river helicopter crash

Mar 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

(UPDATED) 'The pilot freed himself, the other five did not,' Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro tells reporters during a brief press conference.

HELICOPTER CRASH. Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City. According to reports at least two people were killed. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

At least 3 dead, 4 injured in U.S. Grand Canyon chopper crash

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:05 PM

The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona, says Hualapai Nation police chief Francis Bradley

Hazy blue hour in Grand Canyon. View from the South Rim.

2 Japan pilots confirmed dead after army helicopter crash

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government would investigate the crash, and apologizes for the incident

SHINZO ABE. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions during a session of the House of Representatives Budget Committee at parliament in Tokyo on February 5, 2018. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

2 crew feared dead in Japan army helicopter crash

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera confirms the crash in the town of Kanzaki and says the two crew on board were retrieved 'in a state of cardiac and respiratory arrest,' Jiji news agency reports

Five dead after two army helicopters crash in France

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:58 PM

'There were 3 crew in one and two in the other. All are dead,' police say in the nearby town of Brignoles, adding one body had still to be recovered from the wreckage

Japan military chopper with 4 crew aboard missing

Oct 17, 2017 - 8:02 PM

The Black Hawk helicopter of the Air Self-Defense Force disappears from radar at around 6:00 pm (0900 GMT), some 31 kilometers (19 miles) south of Hamamatsu, a ministry spokesman says

Man found alive 2 weeks after chopper crash in Indonesia

Dec 09, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Yohanes Syahputra was found late Thursday December 8 by villagers on Borneo island in an exhausted state army spokesman Sabrar Fadhilah says

3 dead in Vietnam helicopter crash

Oct 19, 2016 - 6:43 PM

The Airbus EC130 helicopter disappears from radar just 23 minutes after take off in Ba Ria Vung Tau province with a pilot and two trainees on board

Swiss army helicopter crash kills 2

Sep 28, 2016 - 8:02 PM

UPDATED The two pilots did not survive the accident the army spokesman says identifying the injured person as a flight assistant who was taken to a hospital

Remains of helicopter crash victims recovered – CAAP

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:50 PM

The remains of Captain Miguel Logronio and aircraft mechanic Jay Gregorio have been airlifted to Villamor Air Base says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Photo of crash site from CAAP

2 bodies found in rescue helicopter crash site in Quezon

Aug 27, 2016 - 11:18 PM

CAAP says the helicopter was on a mission to rescue stranded personnel working at the Sumag diversion tunnel in General Nakar when it went missing on August 22

Photo of crash site from CAAP

At least two dead in Indonesian military chopper crash

Jul 08, 2016 - 8:13 PM

There were five passengers aboard the helicopter when it went down Major General of the Indonesian National Army Jaswandi says

Helicopter crash off Norway kills 13

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:33 PM

UPDATED The Super Puma chopper goes down around midday in the archipelago off the coast of Bergen Norway s second biggest city

NORWAY CHOPPER CRASH. Rescue personnel search the waters off the site of a helicopter crash, west of the Norwegian city of Bergen, April 29, 2016. Photo by Marit Hommedal/EPA

Benin prime minister unhurt after helicopter crash

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:47 PM

The incident occurred on December 26 at a stadium but left no casualties

Afghan army launches rescue bid after helicopter reported shot down

Nov 25, 2015 - 9:45 PM

The Taliban claims responsibility over the attack

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Two die in Japan helicopter crash

Nov 22, 2015 - 5:28 PM

A privately owned two seat chopper crashes on a hillside near a highway in eastern Japan

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PAF's chopper crash lands in Sarangani due to strong winds

Nov 07, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The 9 passengers on board suffer only slight injuries

CHOPPER CRASH. A helicopter of the Philippine Air Force crashes in Sarangani on November 7.

Bodies retrieved from crashed Spanish helicopter

Oct 31, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The lack of light as night arrived prevents the work from continuing The work will resume in the early morning

Helicopter crashes in Libya with 23 on board

Oct 28, 2015 - 12:43 AM

The helicopter came down near the town of Zawiya around 45 kilometers 30 miles west of the capital

CHOPPER CRASH. A file photo dated 15 September 2003 showing a US Black Hawk helicopter preparing to take off in Baghdad, Iraq. File photo by Ali Haider/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Church burned in Aceh, survivor found from chopper crash

Oct 14, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the results of the MH17 probe Thailand s big football win against Vietnam and Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair

HELICOPTER. The helicopter that crashed was of this model. File photo: EPA

Indonesian found alive, naked in lake, after chopper crash

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The survivor in his 20s was one of 5 people aboard the Eurocopter EC 130 when it disappeared Sunday

HELIKOPTER. Heli ini sejenis dengan helikopter yang jatuh. Foto: EPA

PH Tatler editor Anton San Diego recalls Batangas chopper crash

Jul 07, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Anton is one of the 6 survivors in the crash that killed businessman philantrophist Archie King and a pilot

Motel chain owner, pilot die in Batangas crash

Jul 05, 2015 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED Founder of Victoria Court motel chain pilot killed in helicopter crash in Cuenca Batangas

4 dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Jun 02, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Four people including 3 staff from medical charity MSF are killed when a helicopter delivering aid to an earthquake devastated region in Nepal crashed in the Sindhupalchowk district

WAITING. Relatives react as a helicopter carrying the bodies of helicopter crash victim arrives at helipad of Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, 02 June 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha / EPA

8 dead in Nepal chopper crash

May 16, 2015 - 12:23 PM

Before it went missing authorities say there was some chatter about a fuel problem on the radio from the helicopter crew of UH 1Y Huey

DEADLY CRASH. John Wissler, Commander of the Joint task force of US Army, speaks about the US helicopter crash during a press conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, 15 May 2015. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

DFA, PH diplomatic posts' flags ordered at half-mast to honor envoy

May 14, 2015 - 10:45 AM

The gesture is a sign of respect honor and recognition for the work of Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr who died in a helicopter crash

FILIPINO ENVOY. Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan delivers a lecture for the Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Service Institute on September 4, 2014. He is reportedly killed in a chopper crash. File photo from DFA-FSI

Philippine envoy's body to arrive from Pakistan

May 11, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The late Ambassador Lucenario is credited for spearheading the Philippines transition to machine readable passports

FILIPINO ENVOY. Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan delivers a lecture for the Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Service Institute on September 4, 2014. He is reportedly killed in a chopper crash. File photo from DFA-FSI

Diplomats speak of Pakistan helicopter crash terror

May 10, 2015 - 1:23 AM

Testimonies of diplomats from Malaysia Argentina and the Netherlands unequivocally bolster government and eyewitness statements that the disaster was an accident rather than an act of terrorism

VIGIL. Pakistani Muslims and Christians hold candles during a vigil for the victims of an army helicopter crash, in Islamabad on May 9, 2015. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

South Korea coastguard chopper crashes into sea

Mar 14, 2015 - 4:26 AM

The accident happens as the helicopter is transporting a patient from an island to the mainland

At least 11 feared dead in Florida helicopter crash

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED A US military official says he fears that all 11 personnel are dead but search and rescue operations are still ongoing

5 Swiss dead in French chopper crash

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The cause of the helicopter crash is not yet known

Army general survives chopper crash

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:22 PM

The Sokol chopper crashes shortly after taking off from Camp Ranao in Marawi City Two were hurt says the military

7 dead after Russian chopper crashes into lake

Jun 01, 2014 - 10:29 PM

UPDATED Investigators cite a possible aircraft malfunction and bad weather as likely causes of the crash

At least 16 missing after Russian chopper crashes into lake

Jun 01, 2014 - 4:33 PM

At least 16 people are missing after a helicopter believed to be carrying top regional officials and businessmen crashed into a lake in northwestern Russia

4 dead in British helicopter crash

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Police confirmed the helicopter was a civilian aircraft with early reports suggesting it was bound for Northern Ireland

HELICOPTER CRASH. The helicopter crashed in thick fog in the Eastern England county of Norfolk.

Scottish police helicopter pub crash causes numerous casualties

Nov 30, 2013 - 12:01 PM

More than 100 revelers had been listening to a band in the pub before the accident occurred

CRASH. Emergency services inspect the roof of a pub where a police helicopter crashed in central Glasgow, Scotland, shortly after midnight on November 30, 2013. ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP PHOTO

Chopper carrying Yolanda relief supplies crashes in Bulacan

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:46 PM

The two passengers on board are safe They were rescued by a US C 130 aircraft coming from typhoon ravaged Tacloban City

RESCUED. Passengers of an ill-fated helicopter helping in relief efforts in Visayas get rescued in waters off Bulacan

13 die as Indonesian army helicopter crashes in jungle

Nov 09, 2013 - 11:18 PM

8 of those who died were civilian construction workers on their way to build an outpost near the Malaysian border

TO SAFETY. A helicopter used by the Indonesian Search and Rescue (SAR) team carries survivors of the helicopter crash. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Sole Cordillera police chopper crashes, 3 injured

Jun 19, 2013 - 5:50 PM

The regional police office s only helicopter – delivered just last month – crashes on Mount Bitulayungan in Tinglayan town Kalinga

2 killed in helicopter crash in central London: reports

Jan 16, 2013 - 6:49 PM

A helicopter crashes in central London plummeting straight into the ground