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Clement Charpentreau

Last two bodies of Colombian military helicopter crash found

A Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter of the Colombian Army crashed in a jungle area in southeastern Colombia with 17 military personnel on board. Eleven crew members were killed and six were recovered....


Clement Charpentreau

Japan naval aviation on the hunt for Chinese submarines

Following reports of a foreign submarine cruising near the Satsunan Islands, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force deployed two warships, including a helicopter carrier transporting an array of helicopters dedicated to anti-submarine warfare. A Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol aircraft was also deployed in the region. Such a large deployment of force by Japan is relatively unseen....


Clement Charpentreau

Deadly helicopter crash kills Taiwan top military chief

A Taiwanese military helicopter crashed in a mountainous area near the capital of Taipei on January 2, 2020. Eight of the thirteen occupants were killed, including Taiwan’s chief of the general staff....


Clement Charpentreau

Three U.S. soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash in Minnesota

Three U.S. soldiers lost their lives in the crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in the state of Minnesota on December 5, 2019....


Clement Charpentreau

History Hour: Sikorsky, the man behind the name

A hundred and thirty years ago, on May 25, a man whose name would become one of the most recognizables in the aircraft industry, was born in Kiev, Russian Empire at the time: Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky...