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NEWS
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.
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WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.
WORLD
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A helicopter with four sightseers aboard plummeted into the ocean Saturday, but everyone was rescued uninjured, the Coast Guard said. Three men and a 14-year-old boy were watching a water ski race from the helicopter about 12:35 p.m. when it slipped into the water at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina. Coast Guard spokeswoman Dawn Butler said lifeguards and a rescue boat had pulled the victims to safety. They were treated at the scene, she said.
NATIONAL
June 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A helicopter carrying tourists on a sightseeing trip above Manhattan crashed into the East River minutes after takeoff, critically injuring one passenger, authorities said. None of the six others on board was seriously hurt. Police units that patrol the harbor were already in the area conducting a drill and quickly rescued the pilot and his passengers, who were standing on or clinging to the helicopter's pontoons when the boats arrived, Inspector Michael Coan said.
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