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Helicopter crash near Alaskan glacier kills 5, leaving sole survivor in serious condition

A contracted helicopter carrying guides and guests from a lodge on a heli-skiing trip in Alaska’s backcountry crashed, killing the pilot and four others, authorities said. The only other person onboard was in serious condition but stable Sunday at an Anchorage hospital, troopers said. The five killed in the Saturday accident were identified as Gregory […]

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Probable cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash to be revealed at NTSB meeting Tuesday

Federal safety officials on Tuesday are expected to reveal the probable cause of a deadly helicopter crash that killed Lakers star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others near Calabasas over a year ago. The group was flying from Orange County to the Mamba Sports Academy on Jan. 26, 2020, when pilot Ara […]

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Helicopter safety bill reintroduced in Congress on eve of Kobe Bryant crash anniversary

On the eve of the anniversary of the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others, California’s senior senator and a local congressman announced Monday they will try again to improve chopper safety through legislation. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Northridge) reintroduced the Kobe […]

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Lawmakers Push For Helicopter Safety Bill On Eve Of Kobe Bryant Crash Anniversary

One day before of the anniversary of the Calabasas helicopter crash that killed Laker legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others, two local lawmakers again pushed for the passage of a helicopter safety bill.

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Small aircraft makes emergency landing on Oxnard street after engine failure

No injuries were reported after the pilot of a light aircraft made an emergency landing on an Oxnard surface street Sunday morning, police said. The single-engine Lancair aircraft took off from Oxnard Airport early in the morning and then turned back when the pilot began suspecting a mechanical issue, according to the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Santa Monica Daily Press

Court sides with city in airport cases

Two recent legal decisions have reaffirmed Santa Monica’s ability to shutter its local airport at the end of 2028.

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1 dead after light sport aircraft goes down near Hawthorne airport

An ultra light aircraft went down in a flood channel near the Hawthorne Municipal Airport on Sunday morning, killing one person, officials said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department first tweeted about the incident at 3680 W. 120th Street at 9:45 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration identified the aircraft as a single-engine Evolution REVO Air […]

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‘The wildcard is COVID’: Pandemic may further delay new terminal construction at Burbank airport

When federal regulators first warned operators of the Hollywood Burbank Airport that the terminal was located too close to the runways, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $1.19, leg warmers were all the rage and “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” was one of the top grossing movies in theaters. Nearly 40 years later, the […]

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Charter company sues air traffic controllers, blaming them for Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

The embattled charter company that operated a helicopter that crashed in January, killing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others, has blamed two air traffic controllers for the accident. In a cross-complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. alleged that “a series of erroneous […]

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Pilot rescued after small plane goes off the runway after landing at Cable Airport in Upland: FAA

Firefighters rescued a man after the small aircraft he piloted “went off the end of the runway” after landing at Upland’s Cable Airport around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The incident happened near 2100 W. Foothill Blvd., south of the 210 Freeway, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. Aerial video […]