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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.
Aug 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM
The Salt Creek fire near the community of O'Brien about 16 miles north of Redding has consumed 900 acres, forced the evacuation of about 100 homes and disrupted I-5. It was 30 percent contained as of Friday morning.
Aug 2, 2012 at 11:11 AM
A wildfire burning along Interstate 5 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California has forced the evacuation of 100 homes.
Jul 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM
The rotor blades of a helicopter landing on rugged, remote terrain struck a California Highway Patrol officer and severely injured him as he helped rescue an injured hiker, official said Monday.
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.
Sep 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM
The co-pilot of a helicopter ferrying firefighters implored "Fly darlin', fly darlin', fly darlin', fly darlin ..."' as the chopper lost power and fell out of the air last year. Nine of 13 people aboard were killed. Seven were from Oregon, including a Eugene man.
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.
Aug 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM
An initial investigation into a deadly helicopter crash that killed nine people in Northern California earlier this month has found that the chopper's main rotor lost power during takeoff.
Aug 15, 2008 at 7:33 AM
When a firefighting helicopter went down in Northern California last week, killing nine and injuring four, the mountain crash site was so remote that it could only be reached by air or a full day's hike.
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 8, 2008 at 12:52 PM
Scott Charlson, who graduated from Lifegate Christian School, was about ready to look for another way to pay for his last year in college after his first two weeks as a firefighter. "Then he just grew up and decided, 'I can do this,' " his father said.
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.
Aug 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM
Fire raging through rugged, dense terrain is complicating rescue crews' efforts to recover victims and evidence from the remote part of a Northern California forest where a firefighting helicopter crashed. Nine people were presumed dead.