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Pilot Dies in Robinson R44 Helicopter Crash

The pilot and lone occupant of a Robinson R44 helicopter died when the aircraft he was in crashed. The helicopter reportedly hit power lines on its way back to an event after refueling and plummeted into the Fox River in Wisconsin. This crash is just one of many involving Robinson helicopters, some in the United States and others overseas.

Piper PA31 Crashed Off of Long Island, Killing 4

A small plane crash off the coast of Long Island has killed at least three people with a fourth person missing and presumed dead. Included among the deceased was a home builder who was known for building homes for celebrities. The Piper Navajo crashed on June 2, 2018, one of a few small plane crashes in recent months.

Husband and Wife Killed in Omaha Small Plane Crash

A husband and wife died in a small plane crash in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 27, 2018. The plane crashed at Millard Airport at around 8:45 a.m. local time after veering down the runway for takeoff. Rescuers noted that as they arrived the plane was on fire, sending black smoke into the air. One of the victims died in the crash while the other died from injuries later in the hospital. The small plane crash highlights some of the dangers of flying in personal aircraft.

Medical Helicopter Crash Kills Three in Wisconsin

A medical helicopter crash in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, on April 26, 2018, killed three people. The helicopter was returning from delivering a patient to a hospital and was about 12 miles from its destination when it crashed. All three people on the helicopter at the time of the crash were crew members. The helicopter crash is a stark reminder of the dangers that face those who provide lifesaving medical air transport to patients who desperately need it.

Southwest Airlines Flight 957 Diverted After Window Cracks

Southwest Airlines is once again back in the headlines after a Newark-bound plane operated by the airline experienced a mid-flight window crack. The aircraft, which was the same model of Boeing 737 that was involved in the fatal incident on Southwest Flight 1380 on April 17, 2018, was diverted to Cleveland, Ohio. Some passengers described being fearful and concerned for their safety after this latest window issue, which inevitably brought up thoughts of the tragic Southwest flight just over two weeks earlier.

Southwest Airlines Engine Failure Under Investigation

In the wake of the engine failure on Southwest Airlines flight 1380, the air carrier has canceled numerous flights to allow for engine inspections. The incident caused the death of one passenger on the plane, while multiple others suffered injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating what caused the engine failure, which set about a chain of events that led to the first death on a U.S. airline in nine years.

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.

Pilots Warned of Safety Issues Long Before NYC Helicopter Crash

Pilots involved with FlyNYON have come forward-despite worries about being fired or blacklisted in the industry-to say that they repeatedly raised safety concerns with the flight tourism company before the fatal March 11, 2018, helicopter crash that killed five people.

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.

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