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Swiss army helicopter crashes in Alps – ministry

Swiss army helicopter crashes in Alps – ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerSep 28th, 2016

Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

BERLIN — A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday. The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by small Swiss company Ju-Air, went down Saturday on the Piz Segnas mountain above the Alpine resort of Flims… link: Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Japanese Combat Helicopter Crashes in Southern Japan

TOKYO - A Japanese military helicopter carrying two crewmembers crashed in southwestern Japan on Monday, ripping the top floor off a house and setting it on fire, officials said. The Defense Ministry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Swiss army helicopter crash kills 2

Swiss army helicopter crash kills 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Three missing after SKorea helicopter crashes at sea

SEOUL: Three people were missing after a South Korean naval helicopter crashed into the sea off the country's east coast Monday night during a joint military drill with the US, the defence ministry said. The Lynx helicopter sent out a distress signal and .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Helicopter carrying congressman crashes in Tarlac

MANILA, Philippines – A helicopter carrying Cooperative NATCCO Network Party (COOP-NATCCO) Representative Anthony Bravo and former House secretary general Cesar Pareja crashed at Crow Valley in Capas, Tarlac, on Thursday, November 22. Bravo’s chief of staff Rene Buenviaje confirmed the incident to Rappler on Thursday. Bravo, Pareja, and other passengers sustained ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

BREAKING: Chopper carrying solon crashes in Tarlac

  A helicopter carrying a party-list congressman crashed into a cliff in Capas, Tarlac, a news report said.   In a dzMM report, the Tarlac police confirmed that a helicopter crashed at a military reservation camp in Tarlac during a military exercise.   Sketchy reports also indicated that some persons aboard the chopper were seriously injured.   Coop-NATCCO Rep. Anthony Bravo was among those injured in the incident on Thursday afternoon.   Rene Buenviaje, chief of staff of Coop-NATCCO party-list confirmed this to reporters.   Buenviaje said a staff member, who was traveling with Bravo, informed him that the lawmaker suffer...Keep on reading: BREAKING: Chopper carrying solon crashes in Tarlac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

One dead in flooding as heavy rain hits Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- Flash floods after heavy rains in Kuwait killed one man Saturday and damaged roads, bridges and homes, officials said, as several oil firms and ministries announced a state of emergency. The health ministry said the man, aged 30, was swept away by the flooding as he tried to rescue his family from their home which was submerged in water. An unspecified number of people were also reported injured in traffic accidents caused by the rains. Several vehicles in many areas of the desert kingdom were washed away by the floods, particularly in newly-build residential areas, AFP journalists said. The Kuwaiti army and the national guard launched search operat...Keep on reading: One dead in flooding as heavy rain hits Kuwait.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Leicester owner s helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner — Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha —crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night. The central England team said it was assisting authorities with "a major incident" at the stadium, after eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter plummet to the ground soon after takeoff, about an hour after Leicester's match against West Ham. While there was no official statement immediately forthcoming about who was on board, or their condition, the BBC reported a source close to the Srivaddhanaprabha family as saying the club's 60-year-old chairman was on the helicopter. Some seven hours after the crash, police had still made no public statements about casualties. However, in the early hours of Sunday, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie tweeted that the accident was "clearly serious and tragic", adding "please don't speculate on cause or who may be involved. Think of families, friends, responders, and (Leicester City) and their fans." Leicester Police said in a statement that its Air Accident Investigation Branch was working alongside the emergency services and the club to "establish the exact circumstances of the collision." Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Leicester players and staff, including Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, former Leicester and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, and distressed club supporters were seen in tears as the helicopter fire raged. The paper said it took more than 20 minutes for the flames to be extinguished before emergency services were able to survey the wreckage. Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns Thai duty-free retail giant King Power and is said by Forbes to be the fifth-richest person in Thailand, bought Leicester in 2010 and provided the funds that helped the team improbably win the Premier League at odds of 5,000-1 in 2016. In a scene regularly seen after matches, Vichai's aircraft arrived in the King Power Stadium after Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Ham before taking off from the center circle. The helicopter usually takes Srivaddhanaprabha back to his English base, in Berkshire, outside London. Photographer Ryan Brown reported hearing the engine stopping after the helicopter cleared the stadium. "I turned round and it made a bit of a whirring noise, like a grinding noise," Brown told the BBC. "The helicopter just went silent, I turned round and it was just spinning, out of control. And then there was a big bang and then (a) big fireball." British broadcaster BT Sport was presenting its post-game show in the stadium when the helicopter took off. "It suddenly got very serious," BT presenter Jake Humphrey announced later on air. "The helicopter has crashed. It has crashed in the club carpark ... we heard a commotion." The local ambulance service said it received reports of a helicopter crash at 8:38 p.m. local time and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. "The first resource (arrived) within two minutes of the call," the ambulance service said. An indication of concerns within the Leicester squad came on social media. The emoji of praying hands was tweeted by several players, including striker Jamie Vardy, whose goals helped the 134-year-old team win the English title for the first time in 2016. The competition's organizers tweeted: "Thoughts from all at the Premier League are with everyone affected by tonight's incident.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka announced a raft of restrictions on Saturday, September 29, in a bid to slow down imports of cars and luxury goods as the country faces a foreign exchange shortage. The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Chopper crashes in Nepal with 7 people aboard

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A helicopter with seven people on board crashed into a hillside in central Nepalon Saturdaywith the condition of the passengers unknown, officials said. The Kathmandu-bound Altitude Air helicopter was carrying six passengers, including a Japanese trekker, when it lost contact with air traffic control after taking off from the western district of Gorkha. "We are trying to reach the crash site by air and on foot. But the weather is hampering our rescue operations," Kathmandu airport general manager Raj Kumar Chettri told AFP....Keep on reading: Chopper crashes in Nepal with 7 people aboard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte threatens to stop taking in NPAs who surrender

"They do not have a Navy, an Army, a helicopter, CAFGU (militia) and Air Force. But they talk as if they are somebody," Duterte also said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Duterte threatens to stop taking in NPAs who surrender

“They do not have a Navy, an Army, a helicopter, CAFGU (militia) and Air Force. But they talk as if they are somebody,” Duterte also said. Source link link: Duterte threatens to stop taking in NPAs who surrender.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Egypt says 12 terrorists killed in Sinai shootout

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian security forces have killed "terrorists" in a shootout in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, where the Islamic State (ISIS) group is active, an interior ministry source said Sunday, August 12. The Egyptian army has since February been conducting a major operation focused on Sinai to wipe ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Military says it didn’t drop bombs in Makilala village

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 August) –The Army in Makilala in North Cotabato has denied reports that bombs were dropped in a rebel-influenced barangay on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Rhodjun Rosales, commanding officer of the 39thInfantry Battalion, said the attack helicopter that residents saw in Barangay Batasan in Makilala never dropped any bomb when it hovered at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Indonesian, PH central banks agree to fight terrorism financing

Army Special Forces (Kopassus) personnel, accompanied by sniffer dogs, rappel from a helicopter during a mock terror attack in Jakarta on Wednesday, July 25. With the involvement of military and po.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

NPA frees police officer after 7 months

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 July) – A police officer held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) for seven months was released on Friday afternoon. The rebel group released Insp. Menardo Nisperos Cui in Sitio Apog Apog, Barangay Panaka Magpet, North Cotabato. Police Regional Office 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz said Cui was flown by helicopter […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Five dead in South Korea military helicopter crash

Five marines were killed and one injured when a South Korean military helicopter crashed on Tuesday at a marine base in the country’s southeast, the defense ministry said. Source link link: Five dead in South Korea military helicopter crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

BOUFARIK, Algeria – An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday, April 11, killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane in a field near the Boufarik airbase from where the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

British Red Arrows jet crashes near air base

LONDON, United Kingdom – A British military jet used in the Red Arrows aerobatic display team crashed on Tuesday at a base in Wales, the Ministry of Defence said. Officials declined to give more details, but it was understood two people were on board when it crashed at the Valley Royal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Leaping elk crashes low-flying helicopter in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, United States --- An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday. The elk jumped into the chopper's tail rotor as the aircraft flew about 10 feet (3 meters) above ground in a mountainous part of eastern Utah, with its crew trying to drop a net on the elk, said Jared Rigby of the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office. The two people on board weren't seriously hurt, but the elk died of its injuries Monday afternoon. The state-contracted Texas-based crew was trying to capture and sedate the elk and give it a tracking collar to research its mo...Keep on reading: Leaping elk crashes low-flying helicopter in Utah.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018