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July 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A helicopter crashed into a house alongside an airstrip and golf course in this Sierra Nevada foothill community Wednesday afternoon, killing at least one person, authorities said. It was not immediately clear if the victim was in the helicopter or the home, officials said.
March 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A rescue helicopter carrying 15 hunters and a crew of four was missing in Kyrgyzstan, the Emergencies Ministry said. The hunters had been trapped in a snowstorm for two days in the central Kyrgyzstan mountains, the ministry said. Two Americans and one Canadian were among those aboard.
September 12, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Egypt's Patriarch of Alexandria, a top Greek Orthodox leader, was killed in a helicopter crash, Greek authorities said. A military spokesman said rescuers had found seven bodies and were searching for 10 others. Petros VII, 55, was on a pilgrimage to monasteries on Greece's Mt. Athos when the helicopter went down 20 miles away for unknown reasons and sank in deep water.
August 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 27 people were feared killed when a helicopter crashed off India's west coast as it ferried employees of a state-run oil firm from an offshore rig, a company official said. The Russian-built Mi-172 helicopter, carrying 29 people, was chartered by India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp.
December 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller and at least eight associates were injured when a helicopter carrying 15 people made an emergency landing in a field south of Warsaw. Technical problems were blamed. "The prime minister is in a good and stable condition and doesn't require surgery," said Dr. Grazyna Rydzewska at a Warsaw hospital. Later reports indicated that Miller's thoracic vertebrae were fractured. He was returning from a visit to a copper mine in southwestern Poland.
November 8, 2003 | Greg Miller and Patrick J. McDonnell, Times Staff Writers
U.S. military officials said they are reevaluating flying patterns and procedures in the wake of the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Tikrit on Friday that left six dead and may have been the result of enemy fire. But officials said there is no way they can reduce their dependence on helicopters in Iraq, or guarantee that the string of deadly aircraft incidents won't continue.
May 10, 2003 | From Associated Press
Three American soldiers were killed and a fourth was injured when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed Friday during the rescue of an Iraqi child wounded in an explosion, U.S. military officials said. Two Black Hawks were sent from the Tikrit area to help the child, who sustained serious head injuries when unexploded ordnance went off outside Samarra, U.S. military officials in Tikrit said.
January 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
New Ecuadorean Defense Minister Guadalupe Larriva and a daughter were killed when two helicopters collided near a military base outside Manta, a Pacific port 150 miles southeast of the capital, Quito. In addition to Larriva, 50, and daughter Claudia Avila, 17, the crash killed five members of the military, a spokeswoman said. Vice President Lenin Moreno said "it appears that the blades collided" during a night test.
May 6, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter with 10 U.S.-led coalition personnel aboard crashed during combat operations in Afghanistan's Kunar province, a U.S. military spokeswoman said. The military would not immediately release the nationalities or the conditions of those on the craft. The crash was not caused by enemy fire, Lt. Tamara D. Lawrence said.
June 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. helicopter crashed and burned on a remote hillside in Sierra Leone, killing all 24 peacekeepers, aid workers and others on board. The cause was unknown. A passenger manifest showed the victims were 14 Pakistani peacekeepers, a Pakistani police officer, a U.N. volunteer from Ghana, three Sierra Leone citizens, a Tanzanian working for the International Red Cross, a Ugandan and the three Russian crew members. None of the nearly 12,000 U.N.
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