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July 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A retired Army colonel and two other men face charges of trying to sell U.S. military helicopters adapted for spraying chemicals to Iraq. U.S. Customs Service agents posing as prospective buyers of the 34 Bell OH-58As helicopters negotiated a purchase with retired Col. Robert Fairchild, 53, of Little Rock, Ark., and Donald Proven, 56, a former Marine from Chicago, the agency said. The agents believe they were bidding against another buyer, who intended to ship the helicopters to Iraq.
January 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Sikorsky Aircraft is studying the feasibility of building civilian helicopters capable of carrying up to 100 people on short- and medium-range flights, the company announced. The new helicopters would be introduced around the turn of the century and could help ease growing problems with urban transportation and airport congestion, officials said Saturday.
June 30, 1985 | Andy Rose \f7
A study of helicopter noise in the city, prompted by residents' complaints that began in earnest when flights were stepped up during the Olympics, has concluded that the main source is the California National Guard, which operates a fleet of 100 helicopters out of the Los Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve Center. However, National Guard Col.
March 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
A U.S. Marine helicopter carrying 37 Marines on maneuvers crashed in an isolated mountain region on South Korea's southeast coast early today, and 22 were killed, U.S. authorities said. Fifteen Marines were injured, some critically, when the Sikorsky Sea Stallion crashed shortly before 7 a.m. south of the industrial port city of Pohang and 250 miles southeast of Seoul, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
July 29, 1990 | From United Press International
Seven men were killed and 11 others injured in the crash of two military helicopters during separate training maneuvers, authorities said Saturday. An Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed Friday night during a training exercise in a densely wooded area of Ft. Chaffee, Ark., killing five of the 13 soldiers who were on board.
November 9, 1985 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
The Pentagon has ordered that 181 military helicopters--including about 50 stationed at the Tustin Marine Corps Helicopter Air Station and the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station--be grounded for 10 weeks to six months because of defective parts that could cause their rotor blades to snap off during flight, a Navy spokesman said Friday. The 181 Sea Stallion CH-53A and CH-53D helicopters represent about 48% of the copters assigned to the military, said Lt.
January 17, 2003 | From Reuters
The Bush administration cleared the way Thursday for the sale of military helicopters to Turkey, hoping that the aircraft deal and a multibillion-dollar economic aid package will help shore up Ankara's support for a possible war in Iraq. At the urging of senior U.S. and Turkish government officials, the U.S. Export-Import Bank granted Turkey access to $324 million in loan guarantees to purchase eight S-70B Seahawks and six UH-60 Black Hawks made by Sikorsky, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
March 27, 2011 | By Andrew Leckey
Question: What can I expect from my Textron Inc. stock? I am a longtime shareholder. Answer: This manufacturer of Cessna planes and Bell helicopters is seeking to regain altitude after a nose dive in the recession. The company's Cessna unit is the leading maker of business jets, while Bell is a top supplier of commercial and military helicopters, including aircraft used in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The firm is also known for unmanned aircraft and military communication systems.
May 18, 1988 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports and
Iranian President Ali Khamenei said Tuesday that his forces will block all oil movement in the Persian Gulf if its tankers are stopped, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. If Iran fails to export its oil, "there would be no way for any other country to do the same through the waterway," IRNA, monitored in Nicosia, quoted him as saying.
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