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Troy Gentry Killed in New Jersey Helicopter Crash

Troy Gentry, who was half of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, died in a helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey, just hours before he was supposed to take the stage in a concert on September 8. Along with Gentry, the pilot, James Evan Robinson, also died in the crash. As with plane crashes, helicopter accidents can have catastrophic consequences for the people aboard and their loved ones.

Robinson R44 Helicopter Experienced Hard Landing in Sherman Oaks

Four people suffered minor injuries after a helicopter experienced a hard landing in Sherman Oaks, California. Luckily, despite the aircraft crash-landing on a residential street, no homes or people on the ground were hit, and those on board walked away with minor injuries.

Critics Call For Change in Wake of Robinson Helicopter Crashes

With New Zealand's Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) currently investigating four accidents involving Robinson helicopters, critics are asking why so many pilots are involved in Robinson helicopter crashes. Most recently, Noel Edward Wilson died on Monday, March 27, when the Ro binson R22 he was flying crashed into a hilly area on New Zealand's west coast.

NTSB Issues Report on 2015 Flight for Life Helicopter Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report regarding the 2015 Flight for Life crash of an Airbus Helicopters AS350 helicopter, which killed the pilot and seriously injured two nurses on board. After an investigation of the tragedy, the NTSB has concluded that a hydraulic issue linked to a preflight maintenance check caused the survivable crash, but the lack of a crash-resistant fuel system allowed the post-crash fire that killed the pilot.

Helicopter Crashes Into New Jersey Apartment Building

The small town of Chatham, New Jersey, was stunned when a helicopter crash-landed in the parking lot of an apartment off Main Street on Friday, February 24, 2017. A pilot and one passenger were on board the aircraft, which hit one of the complex's community garages as it came down. Despite the proximity to numerous dwellings, there were no fatalities in the R44 helicopter crash, and the only person to sustain injuries was the helicopter's passenger.

One Dead After Galveston Bay Helicopter Crash

A helicopter traveling to Galveston Island from an oil tanker offshore crashed into Galveston Bay on February 6, 2017, killing one of the two passengers aboard but sparing the lives of the pilot and second passenger. It is the second fatal helicopter crash in recent months to make headlines, following the crash of a helicopter into the Los Angeles Port in January 2017.

Los Angeles Helicopter Crash Kills Two

A Los Angeles helicopter crash, which was witnessed by cruise ship passengers, has killed two people. The crash, which occurred on January 4, 2017, involved a black Robinson R22 helicopter, which plunged into the water at the Port of Los Angeles. Both people on board were killed in the helicopter crash. The Los Angeles Port Police and the U.S. Coast Guard were called in to locate the downed helicopter and its victims, a process that took hours.

Tennessee Helicopter Crash Kills Pilot, Four Tourists

A Tennessee helicopter crash killed five people on Monday afternoon. The fatal crash was reported at around 3:30 p.m. in the town of Pigeon Forge, which is perhaps best known for being the home of Dollywood theme park on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Pearl Harbor Helicopter Crash Leaves 16-Year-Old in Critical Condition

Tourists taking photos of Pearl Harbor on Thursday morning were shocked when a sightseeing helicopter crashed only 20 feet away from where they stood. The Pearl Harbor helicopter crash happened near the Arizona Memorial visitors center at around 10:15 a.m.

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