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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar helicopter crashes in northern battle zone

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... An emailed announcement from the Kachin guerrillas says they shot down the helicopter late Friday as heavy fighting raged. A senior government official citing military sources said Saturday an Mi-35 helicopter crashed in Kachin-controlled territory due to engine failure. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to divulge military information. The Kachin have long sought ...

  2. Student-made helicopter helped relief efforts after Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Relief workers racing to reach survivors of the Sichuan earthquake in May had hi-tech help from an unexpected source- two computer-controlled unmanned helicopters that were ... to assess levels of damage and manpower needed to clear landslides before sending workers into cut-off areas. 'Using unmanned miniature helicopters is much cheaper and safer than using real ...

  3. News - Asia

    16 killed as Vietnamese military helicopter crashes near Hanoi

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 02:10pm

    ... Agencies in Hanoi Russian-made MI-171 helicopter came down about 15 minutes after take-off in a small village about 40km west of Vietnamese capital. A Vietnamese military helicopter ... helicopter came down about 15 minutes after take-off in a small village in Thach That district about 40km west of Hanoi. A doctor at a military hospital said 16 people were killed and five others ...

  4. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Airbus Helicopters sees China, Hong Kong as biggest global market in 6 years

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:33pm by Reuters

    ... late last year, but the fledgling market for helicopters and small aircraft has been constrained by the military's control of low altitude airspace. A dearth of small airports, maintenance ... altitude airspace. As infrastructure improves and the military opens up more airspace, Ducrot estimates there will be 50,000 helicopters in China over the next 30 years. There are only about 330 ...

  5. News - World - UKRAINE

    Rebels shoot down Ukrainian military helicopter, killing at least 12

    Posted May 30th 2014, 10:49am

    ... Associated Press Latest blow to Kiev comes as United States says Russian troops are withdrawing from Ukraine border Rebels shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter on Thursday, killing ... a guerrilla-style insurgency that has proven to be an agile foe. The Mi-8 helicopter was downed on the outskirts of Slavyansk by rebels using a portable air defence missile, according to Oleksandr ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Four feared dead as US military helicopter crashes in Britain

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 07:06am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Four people were feared dead after a U.S. military helicopter crashed in eastern England during a routine training operation on Tuesday (UK time), police and U.S. officials said. The helicopter was flying from the nearby U.S. air base at RAF Lakenheath when it went down on the north Norfolk coast. "We can confirm that one of our HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters went down outside ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Thirteen dead in Indonesian military helicopter crash

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 05:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Thirteen people died when an Indonesian army helicopter carrying construction workers to build a military outpost crashed in the jungles of Borneo on Saturday and burst into flames, an official said. The helicopter was carrying eight crew, 13 construction workers and materials when it appeared to suffer engine trouble and fell to earth. ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US-trained Afghan female military helicopter pilots battle sexism

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Kabul Trained in the US to fly military helicopters, two young pioneers are frustrated in Afghanistan Female pilots grounded by sexism Unlike most women ... are experts in a more demanding mode of travel: they have flown 204 hours each as pilots of military helicopters. The first female helicopter pilots in Afghanistan since the Soviets trained a woman ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India orders US helicopters as Narendra Modi begins Japan visit

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... military copters India plans to buy Boeing Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official says, in a deal valued at US$2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New ... and an academic institution in Kyoto today before moving to Tokyo for meetings tomorrow with Japanese government and business leaders, including Abe, the official said. The helicopter deal topped ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US military helicopter crashes in Okinawa

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 06:07pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo A US military helicopter crashed at an American base on the southern island of Okinawa, Japanese and US officials said on Monday. A HH-60 rescue helicopter crashed in a training area at Camp Hansen with four crew members on board, the US Air Force said in a statement. The status of the crew members is unknown, it said. The helicopter, which belongs ...




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