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Police Sniper Hits Alleged Suspect–from Helicopter

On Friday, a carjacking suspect fleeing police died after he was shot by a police sniper from a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter while going the wrong way on Interstate 215.

Vehicle hit by police sniper (Richard Brooks:The Press-Enterprise via AP)

Pendleton Marine Chopper Found Crashed in Nepal, Survivors Unlikely

Nepalese authorities reported Friday that three bodies have been pulled from the remains of a U.S. Marine helicopter in Nepal after search teams discovered the aircraft that had gone missing Tuesday while delivering earthquake relief supplies.

Huey Pendleton (DVIDSHUB / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Pendleton Chopper Goes Missing During Nepal Earthquake Relief

A helicopter from U.S. Marines Camp Pendleton was on a rescue mission following the massive and deadly Nepal earthquakes when it lost contact Tuesday. Search efforts continue in hopes the six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers aboard the UH-1Y Huey are simply unable to communicate in the mountainous region.

Huey Pendleton (DVIDSHUB / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Kenny Loggins in ‘Danger Zone’ as Marine Chopper Lands on Beach

Solana Beach became Kenny Loggins’s real-life “Danger Zone” as a Marine helicopter made an emergency landing where the famed singer-songwriter was walking on Wednesday. An image of Loggins’s encounter with the troubled military aircraft went viral after he tweeted a selfie from the landing site.

Kenny Loggins Danger Zone (Twitter)

Syrian Chopper Crashes, Crew Captured by Al-Nusra Front

The Associated Press reports that a Syrian military helicopter has crashed following an equipment malfunction, resulting in the capture and killing of its crew by “insurgents” of the al-Nusra Front.

nusra front

Watch: Brian Williams Original Helicopter Report from 2003

During his Wednesday broadcast of “NBC Nightly News,” anchor Brian Williams admitted he had incorrectly stated the facts surrounding a March 2003 incident over the skies of Iraq in which he had claimed to been involved. Previously Williams had claimed


Two Marines Killed in Military Training Accident

Two Marines were killed late Friday afternoon when a Third Marine Aircraft Wing UH-1Y Huey helicopter conducting training crashed. The accident occurred at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California.

Twentynine Palms (Marine Corps via Associated Press)