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Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

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Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A tourist plane and a helicopter collided Friday in the Italian Alps, killing at least five people, Italian emergency officials said. The collision over the Rutor Glacier in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy also left two people -- Swiss and French nationals -- injured, the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico rescue agency said on Twitter. The group suspended rescue operations Friday evening and planned to return to the site of the crash Saturday morning. Medical professionals and specialists in sheet metal cutting also responded to the scene. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Boeing, Sikorsky awarded $1.1B for Special Ops helicopter support

Boeing, Sikorsky awarded $1.1B for Special Ops helicopter support

Business
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Boeing Sikorsky Aircraft Support has been awarded a $ 1.1 billion contract for support of the Little Bird, Chinook and Seahawk helicopters of the U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers life cycle contractor support for the MH-6, MH-47 and MH-60 helicopters over a seven-year ordering period. The contract will become active on Jan. 1, 2019, with the first task order under the contract becoming effective. Boeing Sikorsky will provide support program management, field service representatives, sustaining engineering and spare and repair parts. Boeing Sikorsky, a joint venture of Boeing Aerospace and Sikorsky, has been obligated $ 32.8 million at the time of award from fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds. ...
Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

Leicester City helicopter crash: Wreckage removal begins

Sports
Work to remove the wreckage of the helicopter which crashed near to Leicester City's stadium is under way. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft came down just after taking off from the King Power Stadium.Mr Vichai's funeral is to begin in Thailand on Saturday.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it would begin examining parts of the wreckage. An AAIB spokesman said "the recovery operation is under way", adding that the helicopter would be inspected in detail at its specialist facilities in Farnborough "by the weekend". ...
Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Leicester City confirm owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha among five people to have died in helicopter crash

Sports
TRAGEDY The Thai businessman and popular Leicester owner died in the horrific incident on Saturday following the Premier League game against West Ham Leicester City chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash outside the club’s stadium, it has been confirmed. In statement released on Sunday, Leicester announced the 60-year-old was one of five people to have lost their lives in the horrific incident a day earlier. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took over Leicester City in 2010 Srivaddhanaprabha was spotted boarding the helicopter on the King Stadium Power Stadium pitch – as he did after every home match – approximately an hour after Leicester’s Premier League clash with West Ham o...
Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finishes first flight tests from LCS

Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finishes first flight tests from LCS

Business
July 9 (UPI) -- A MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter finished its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation from the littoral combat ship USS Coronado, U.S. Navy officials said. The crew of the Coronado and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1, or VX-1, conducted combat simulations to evaluate the Fire Scout on target identification, intelligence and surface warfare, the results of which will help the Navy decide how best to use the rotorcraft. "The results, lessons learned, and recommendations reported on following this underway test period are absolutely invaluable to the future of the MQ-8C Fire Scout's mission effectiveness and suitability to perform that mission," Lt. Cmdr. Seth Ervin, the lead for the VX-1 unit on Coronado, said in a press release. The VX-1 is the test unit for the F...