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Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

The Hague – A man was shot dead and several others arrested while allegedly trying to spring a prisoner from jail, in a brazen escape plot that included plans to use a hijacked helicopter, Dutch police said Wednesday. “Amsterdam police during an investigation suspected that there was a plan afoot to spring a prisoner from […]

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Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Two German UN peacekeepers killed in Mali helicopter crash

Two German UN peacekeepers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed as they were monitoring clashes in northern Mali, German and UN officials said. UN diplomats confirmed that the attack helicopter and the crew had been supplied by Germany to MINUSMA, the UN mission in Mali. “Sadly we now know that two Bundeswehr (German army) […]

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Suspect killed in attempt to steal helicopter at Oregon airport

Suspect killed in attempt to steal helicopter at Oregon airport

Oregan – An armed suspect was shot to death on Monday after attempting to steal a helicopter at an airport in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Oregonian newspaper reported. All arriving and departing flights were put on hold at the airport, about 15 miles northwest of Portland, the newspaper said. A Hillsboro Police Department spokesman confirmed to […]

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Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s pro-Maduro Supreme Court

Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s pro-Maduro Supreme Court

A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court on Tuesday, ratcheting up a political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro condemned as a “terrorist” attack. The 54-year-old socialist leader, who has faced three months of opposition protests as well as dissent from within government, said the helicopter shot at the judicial building and also threw […]

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Two killed in Alps as helicopter rope comes loose

Two killed in Alps as helicopter rope comes loose

Vienna – A mountain rescuer and a female climber died in the Austrian Alps on Sunday after a rope hauling them up to a helicopter came loose, police said. Two climbers, a man and a woman, had called emergency services after getting into difficulties near Trofaiach in southern Austria. The helicopter located the couple and […]

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12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

Riyadh – The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom’s troops since the war began more than two years ago. The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the eastern province of Marib, the […]

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What is helicopter parenting?

What is helicopter parenting?

What is helicopter parenting? The term “helicopter parent” was first used by teens who said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter. The term became common enough to be a dictionary entry in 2011. Similar terms are “lawnmower parenting,” “cosseting parent,” or “bulldoze parenting. Helicopter parenting refer to a style of parents who […]

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Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five

Helicopter with business executives crashes in Istanbul, kills five

Istanbul – A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a Turkish highway on Friday after hitting a television tower in an outlying district of Istanbul, NTV television said. The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul’s main Ataturk airport with seven people on board. CNN Turk quoted local officials as saying the seven […]

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9 dead in Japan helicopter crash

9 dead in Japan helicopter crash

Tokyo – All nine people aboard a helicopter that crashed during a mountain rescue drill in Japan over the weekend were killed, police said Monday. Six bodies were found in the morning inside the wreckage in the central prefecture of Nagano, a Nagano police spokesman told AFP. Three others, including the pilot, were confirmed dead […]

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Congo says 3 crew in military helicopter crash die after caught by rebels

Congo says 3 crew in military helicopter crash die after caught by rebels

Kinshasa – The Congolese army on Tuesday said armed fighters belonging to the former M23 rebel group had captured four crew members of a military helicopter which crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and that three died after being tortured. The crew members had been seized alive and handed over to the […]

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