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Feb 4, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Two Oregon employees of a helicopter company accused of causing an accident that killed 9 people in 2008 by falsifying aircraft records could face prison if found guilty of federal criminal charges brought against them by a grand jury indictment.
Mar 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM
An Oregon jury ruled Tuesday a problem with an engine was responsible for the 2008 crash of a helicopter that killed nine firefighters during a wildfire in Northern California, including Scott Charlson, a 2001 graduate of Lifegate Christian School in Eugene.
Dec 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM
A helicopter co-pilot who survived a 2008 crash that killed nine people during takeoff from a wildfire staging area disputes a federal report blaming weight and lack of oversight.
Dec 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM
Government planes and helicopters are used every day. But who is looking after the safety of the flight crews, government employees and other passengers on those aircraft? No one.
Dec 2, 2010 at 12:08 PM
As dusk approached, the Sikorsky helicopter touched down near the front lines of a forest fire on Aug. 5, 2008. Next Tuesday, investigators will report on why the helicopter crashed moments after takeoff, killing nine of the 13 men on board.
Feb 20, 2009 at 9:49 AM
The owners of a helicopter that crashed and killed nine men fighting a California wildfire last year are moving some of their aircraft to Afghanistan, where they will haul supplies for the U.S. military.
Feb 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM
Relatives of two contract firefighters killed in a helicopter crash in Northern California last summer have filed lawsuits against the aircraft's owner, manufacturers and a company that performed maintenance.
Oct 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM
The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily suspended its contract with Merlin-based Carson Helicopters Inc., whose Sikorsky S-61N helicopter crashed Aug. 5 in Northern California, killing nine people, eight of them from Oregon.
Sep 19, 2008 at 3:49 PM
The family of a firefighter who grew up in Eugene and was killed last month in a Northern California helicopter crash has filed a wrongful death suit in Shasta County, Calif.
Aug 8, 2008 at 7:44 PM
Witnesses of a fiery helicopter accident that killed nine people told investigators the aircraft had lifted off more slowly than normal before it struck a tree and crashed in a remote Northern California forest, officials said Friday.
Aug 8, 2008 at 2:13 PM
Investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed after picking up firefighters in a Northern California forest, killing nine.
Aug 7, 2008 at 4:33 PM
A helicopter crash that killed nine people and left four injured in Northern California marked the second time tragedy has struck Grayback Forestry, a pioneer and leader in the business of wildland firefighting.