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The Red Mountain Library will host a meet-and-greet with the first person in the country to report on TV while piloting a helicopter on Jan. 4.
WASHINGTON — Federal safety investigators said Wednesday the pilots of two Phoenix news helicopters had so many distractions they lost track of each other, resulting in a midair crash that killed four.
Federal investigators say there were no obvious signs of mechanical problems in either of two news helicopters that collided in midair Friday over central Phoenix, killing all four people on board.
An Iraqi TV reporter, right, and others stand in front of what Iraqi officials say is a U.S. Apache Longbow attack helicopter, shown in this image from video released on Iraqi TV Monday.
ABC 15 helicopter pilot Craig Smith, who died Friday in a midair collision, covered breaking stories for the ABC15 Daybreak Team.
Craig Smith's fluffy, white dog Molly went everywhere with the helicopter pilot and reporter: To music practice. To the dentist's office. And, of course, in the KNXV-TV chopper, where she sat calmly on his lap in a pair of custom-made headphones.
Hundreds packed the pews of a Phoenix church Tuesday to celebrate the lives of Channel 3 KVTK-TV pilot Scott Bowerbank and photographer Jim Cox.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Hundreds of police and security agents searched for a possibly downed coalition pilot Sunday, shooting into the reeds and shallow water alongside Baghdad's Tigris River. They set fire to brush in some spots, and small boats patrolled the river's edge.
PHOENIX - There was no visible sign of trouble involving two news helicopters before one reportedly flew near the other and they collided, downing both aircraft and killing all four people aboard, federal investigators said Friday.
PHOENIX - Two helicopter news pilots were in the middle of describing a car chase when their aircraft collided and killed four people last year, according to transcripts of on board video recordings released by federal investigators.
Two helicopter news pilots were in the middle of describing a car chase when their aircraft collided and killed four people last year, according to transcripts of on board video recordings released by federal investigators.
KUWAIT CITY - Iraqi troops south of Tikrit handed U.S. Marines a stunning surprise Sunday: seven American POWs released in relatively good condition after three weeks of captivity. They said they were treated roughly when captured, but given medical care, and some believed they were doomed.
PHOENIX - Nearly two weeks after their colleagues were killed in a midair helicopter collision, managers at two Phoenix news stations are trying to decide when they'll take to the skies again.
Friday’s horrific news helicopter crash in central Phoenix was deeply saddening to those of us in the news media, a sadness compounded by some calls for helicopters not to be used to cover the kind of story that the four journalists who lost their lives were covering.
Investigators worked into the night Friday sifting through the wreckage of two news helicopters that collided in the air above a central Phoenix park, killing all four aboard.
A young girl knelt and prayed while others stood with heads bowed. They left behind flowers, signs and candles. Some left their tears. A steady stream of visitors strolled past the entrance to Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park Sunday afternoon to view an homemade memorial honoring the two pilots and two TV cameramen who died Friday in a helicopter collision while covering a high-speed car chase.
The Valley lost four television newsmen Friday night — men who were remembered for their passion for broadcast news and flight, and their dedication to their jobs.
The man who led Phoenix police on a high-speed chase that led to the fatal crash of two news helicopters and the death of four newsmen over Steele Indian School Park in downtown Phoenix nearly three years ago is facing nearly 500 years in prison after pleading guilty in relation to offenses related to the car chase.
Many years ago, a former Phoenix television station anchor was chosen to play the female lead in a local production of “The Sound of Music.” It did little to dispel the notion that there is a link between acting and TV news.
A small airplane with three men and three young children onboard slammed into a sheer cliff in the mile-high mountains east of Phoenix while going around 200 mph, killing all aboard, the Pinal County sheriff said.
Phoenix residents and local media were buzzing Tuesday about whether the city had experienced a close encounter of the first kind.
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq - British and U.S. warplanes flew more than 600 bombing missions as skies cleared over Iraq on Thursday, blasting Iraqi light armor as the U.S.-led troops resumed their advance toward Baghdad.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Separate air crashes killed four American and four Italian troops, officials said Tuesday, and the governor of Anbar province was killed during clashes between U.S. forces and the insurgents who abducted him three weeks ago.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Police arrested 172 Islamic militants, some of whom had trained abroad as pilots so they could fly aircraft in attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil fields, the Interior Ministry said Friday. A spokesman said all that remained in the plot "was to set the zero hour."
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - A propeller-driven seaplane carrying 20 people crashed just off Miami Beach within sight of the city's high-rises Monday, killing at least 19 of those aboard, authorities said. Witnesses said the plane exploded in flames as it came down, and the FBI joined the investigation.