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March 22, 2011

Philly cop honored for heroism in duck-boat tragedy

Philadelphia Detective Timothy Brooks sprang into action and started pulling people from the Delaware when a tour boat struck a barge last summer - Full Story
March 21, 2011

Two arrested for shining laser at Chicago police helicopter

Beam was aimed at a commercial flight at Chicago's Midway Airport and again at a police helicopter that responded - Full Story
March 07, 2011

Video: New footage of 9/11 from NYPD helicopter

“Holy crap!” a man in the helicopter shouts as the building collapses on itself. “The whole tower’s down!” - Full Story
February 20, 2011

NYPD helicopter heroics rescue stranded cadets

West Point cadets stuck on 18-inch-wide ledge 500 ft. up - Full Story
February 04, 2011

Senate would criminalize laser targeting of aircraft

Interference with commercial airlines is already a federal crime but current law has a gap that weakens FBI's ability to investigate incidents involving helicopters - Full Story
January 31, 2011
Sheriff helicopter crashes near Tucson, one dead

Sheriff helicopter crashes near Tucson, one dead

All three passengers are hospitalized with one in critical condition and two in serious condition - Full Story
January 11, 2011

Federal pen for Mass. man who aimed laser at police chopper

52-year-old Gerard Sasso targeted a Mass. state police helicopter as it escorted a tanker ship through Boston Harbor - Full Story
December 18, 2010

Ohio PD sued over police helicopter

Sale of "unsafe" chopper lands in court, and an aviation expert now questions the safety of the rest of the Columbus Police Division's fleet - Full Story
November 15, 2010

Gangs buy jets for trans-Atlantic coke flights

South American gangs are buying old jets, stuffing them full of cocaine and flying them across the Atlantic to feed Europe's growing coke habit - Full Story
November 06, 2010

Bomb plot shows gaps in screening of air cargo

Plan to boost security is years behind schedule - Full Story

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