Helicopter crash: Oil ministry, ONGC to pay Rs 30 lakh to kin of deceased

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and the petroleum ministry will pay a total compensation of Rs 30 lakh to each of the families of the four people who died in a helicopter crash in the Arabian Sea earlier this week. “ONGC & @PetroleumMin have announced ex-gratia payment of Rs 15 … Read more

Four dead in Pawan Hans helicopter mishap near ONGC’s rig at Mumbai High

Four people lost their lives on Tuesday after a Pawan Hans helicopter carrying nine passengers fell into the Arabian Sea while trying to land at state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Sagar Kiran rig at Mumbai High. Three of the four dead were ONGC employees. The incident happened … Read more

UP CM’s helicopter makes emergency landing in Varanasi after hitting bird

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s helicopter had to make an emergency landing here after it hit a bird on Sunday, officials said. A bird hit the CM’s helicopter after it took off from here (Varanasi) for Lucknow, after which it had to land here, District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma … Read more

JetBlue Partners with Blade for NYC-based Helicopter Airport Transfers

JetBlue has partnered with Blade for helicopter transfers between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, the carrier announced Thursday. The travel times “to both JFK and EWR can take as little as five minutes from Manhattan’s Midtown heliports,” according to JetBlue. Mosaic-plus members will receive credits redeemable for complimentary … Read more

Investigation Set After Six Hurt in Hawaii Helicopter Crash

A federal aviation accident investigator will be sent to Hawaii to investigate after a tour helicopter crashed on a remote Big Island lava field of jagged rocks, injuring all six people on board and forcing rescuers to fly in to extricate some of them from the wreckage, officials said. Photos taken by rescuers showed the … Read more

Nepal Army helicopter at possible crash site after tracking pilot’s phone

Amidst inclement weather, a Nepal Army helicopter has located the site where the small plane of a local airline with 22 people on board, including four Indians, has possibly crashed, media reports quoted the country’s civil aviation authority as saying on Sunday. The Twin Otter 9N-AET plane belonging to Nepal’s Tara Air took … Read more

BJP demands high-level probe in Chhattisgarh helicopter crash

The opposition BJP in Chhattisgarh has raised questions over the maintenance of the state government’s helicopter that crashed on Thursday, resulting in the death of two pilots onboard, and demanded a high-level probe. On Thursday night, the state’s senior pilot Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and examiner of Director General of … Read more

National Safety Board Cites FAA Inaction in Helicopter Tour Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the failure and inaction of U.S. air safety regulators to implement several proposals contributed to the cause of a 2019 fatal helicopter crash that killed seven in Hawaii. The seven-seat Airbush AS350 B2 helicopter operated by Safari Aviation crashed in deteriorating weather in a remote area of wooded … Read more

Andaman MP demands resumption of helicopter service between Port Blair & Shaheed Dweep

Andaman and Nicobar Islands MP Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Union territory administration for resumption of helicopter service between Port Blair and Shaheed Dweep island. In a letter to the chief secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Member of Parliament mentioned that a large number of residents of … Read more