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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.
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.
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.
June 30, 2005 | Halima Kazem, Special to The Times
Military clashes, bad weather and rough terrain were hindering efforts to reach the site where an American Chinook helicopter carrying 17 troops crashed after coming under hostile fire, officials said today. Everyone was feared dead aboard the MH-47 helicopter, which crashed in the mountains and then slipped into a deep ravine after it was attacked Tuesday with rocket-propelled grenades near Asadabad in the eastern province of Kunar, Afghan government officials said.
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