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Piper Plane Crash in Daytona Beach, Florida Kills Two

Two people have died in a plane crash in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Piper PA-28 reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff on April 4, in the mid-morning, while involved in routine training. Both people on board the plane died in the accident, which officials suggest may have been caused by a wing falling off the plane. Investigators will continue to look into what caused the plane to crash.

Two Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash at Fort Campbell

Two soldiers died in a helicopter crash at a training area in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, on April 6, 2018, at around 9:50 p.m. local time. The soldiers were part of the 101st Airborne Division's 101st Combat Aviation Brigade and were involved in routine training when the AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed. No other injuries or fatalities were reported.

FAA Proposes Airworthiness Directive Regarding Robinson R66 Helicopters

Following numerous accidents involving Robinson Helicopters-including helicopter crashes both at home and internationally-the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a proposed airworthiness directive regarding Robinson Helicopter Company Model R66 aircraft. The FAA issued the airworthiness directive on March 30, 2018, and has given respondents until May 29, 2018, to submit comments.

Military Helicopter Crash in Iraq Kills American Service Members

A helicopter crash involving a military aircraft in Iraq killed seven American service members, the Pentagon has confirmed. The crew was on a troop transport mission in Iraq when the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter they were in crashed. Investigators are looking into the potential causes of the fatal military helicopter crash, but early reports indicate the aircraft may have struck a power line or suffered a mechanical malfunction. Investigators will also look into aircraft maintenance records and possible issues with the helicopter itself to determine the likely cause of the accident. So far, there is no indication the tragedy was caused by enemy fire.

Indiana Plane Crash Kills Prominent Wisconsin Businessman and Two Others

The Wisconsin dairy community is mourning the loss of two men, as well as a pilot, in a February 22, 2018, Carroll County plane crash that took the lives of all three men on board. The men were bound for Green Bay, Wisconsin, from Indianapolis, Indiana, when the tragedy occurred in a field outside of the small town of Rossville, Indiana.

NTSB Blames Fatal Hawaii Helicopter Crash on Improper Maintenance

Further highlighting the importance of proper aircraft maintenance in preventing fatalities, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has blamed a deadly helicopter crash on improper maintenance. The tragedy occurred almost exactly two years ago as a group of tourists was on a sightseeing tour in Honolulu, Hawaii. A 16-year-old passenger died in the crash.

Three Tourists Killed in Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

A helicopter tour turned tragic on Saturday, February 10, 2018, when a helicopter carrying six British tourists crashed in the Grand Canyon. Three tourists died, and four people, including the pilot, suffered critical injuries. Officials are now investigating what caused the Eurocopter EC-130 to crash, but one important factor in the fatalities could be that the helicopter burst into flames upon impact.

Robinson R44 Helicopter Crash Kills Three in Canada

A helicopter crash in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada, killed three people including a father and daughter. The helicopter involved in the crash, a Robinson R44, is one that has been the source of controversy, including being grounded by New Zealand authorities and being involved in several crashes in the U.S. in recent months. Now, two families in Canada are in mourning over the loss of their loved ones, while wondering what caused the fatal helicopter crash and what to do next.

Three Killed in Newport Beach Helicopter Crash

Three people died and another two suffered injuries when a helicopter crashed into a house in Newport Beach, California, on Wednesday, January 30. The crash happened at around 1:45 p.m. after the Robinson R44 took off from John Wayne Airport. Although there was at least one person in the home at the time, none were injured. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are now investigating the crash, which involved a Robinson R44 helicopter that has had its share of crashes and controversy.

New Mexico Helicopter Crash Kills Five, Including Zimbabwe Politician

A helicopter crash in New Mexico killed five people, including the Zimbabwean opposition leader, his wife and a prominent businessman. The sole survivor called 911 and remained on the call for an hour while rescuers worked to get to the wreckage. According to her phone call, the Huey UH-1 helicopter had been in the air for only five minutes when it crashed in mountainous terrain. Initially, three people survived the accident, but two died before they could receive treatment at a local hospital. With the pilot and co-pilot being highly experienced, the cause of the tragic helicopter crash is being investigated.

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