February 12, 1998 |
A light plane collided with an Air National Guard Chinook helicopter in the air over southern Santa Clara County on Wednesday afternoon, and the pilot of the private plane was killed, a medical flight nurse said. The four crew members of the National Guard helicopter were uninjured in the crash, said Mary Foraker, a nurse who responded to the scene with a Cal Star medical helicopter team.
June 10, 1997 |
Rescue crews found debris from a missing Coast Guard helicopter off the Northern California coast Monday, but no signs of the four people aboard. Part of the tail section of the Coast Guard HH-65A Dolphin helicopter was discovered nine hours after it vanished Sunday night on a rescue mission. The copter was en route to the aid of a Canadian sailing boat that ran into trouble at sea 40 miles off Cape Mendocino. The boat's five crew members were eventually rescued by a Coast Guard cutter.
July 13, 1994 |
Four U.S. Coast Guard members were killed Tuesday morning when their helicopter crashed just a few minutes after the pilot radioed that the craft was heading into fog. The Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed on land, killing the two pilots and two crew members, said California Department of Forestry Fire Capt. Ron Samuelson. Their identities were withheld pending notification of family. The last radio contact with the helicopter was about 5 a.m.
March 14, 1994
A Marine officer was killed and four Marines were injured when their Tustin-based helicopter landed tail-first and burst into flames on a military runway in Northern California, the Marine Corps said Sunday. The co-pilot, Lt. James Amature, 27, of New York City, who had been involved in U.S. relief efforts in Somalia, died of massive injuries in the Saturday afternoon accident aboard a CH-53D Super Stallion helicopter, spokesman Sgt. Barry L. Pawelek said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1994 |
A Marine officer was killed and four other servicemen were injured Saturday when their Tustin-based helicopter landed tail-first and burst into flames on the runway at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport in Northern California, the military said Sunday. The co-pilot, Lt. James Amature, 27, died of massive injuries in the 3 p.m. accident during a "routine training mission" involving a CH-53D Super Stallion helicopter, according to Marine Corps spokesman Sgt. Barry L. Pawelek.
February 22, 1994 |
A cargo helicopter returning from a lifting job flipped out of control and slammed into a soggy suburban hillside Monday, killing all three people aboard. The victims were employees of San Jose-based Air One Helicopters, which owned the twin-engine Sikorsky S-58T helicopter. One victim had escaped injury last month when an identical Air One helicopter crashed into a San Jose rooftop, killing the pilot. The victims' names were being withheld pending notification of their families.