July 22, 1997 |
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1985 |
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 |
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 |
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.
February 23, 2012 |
A Pakistani American businessman told a judicial panel Wednesday that Pakistani officials enlisted him last year to deliver a memo urging Washington to help rein in the country's powerful military, saying the idea was pushed by the nation's then-ambassador to the U.S. and endorsed by President Asif Ali Zardari. Mansoor Ijaz testified that during a phone call in the days after the May 2 killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a U.S. commando raid, a noticeably agitated Husain Haqqani, the ambassador at the time, said Zardari's government was "under enormous pressure" fromPakistan's military.
May 18, 1988 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1989 |
A Santa Ana man was among 15 Marines injured in the fatal crash of a military helicopter in South Korea, but his family said Tuesday that the serviceman is in good spirits and is expected to recover quickly from his injuries. The Marine Corps on Tuesday released the names of 34 servicemen killed or injured in the crash Monday of a military helicopter in South Korea, including eight from California.
February 14, 1992 |
The pilot of the Navy aircraft that plucked Marines from stormy seas minutes after their Tustin-based helicopter went down near Ventura County said Thursday they were lucky to have ditched so close to a search and rescue base. A ninth Marine remained missing and is presumed drowned. He was identified Thursday as Jeffrey B. Johns, 22, an avionics technician from Uniontown, Ohio. Lt. Robert Moore said in a telephone interview from Pt.