Cyclist plunges from helicopter, makes 43-meter snow jump (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The adrenaline-pumping stunt was filmed at the ski-resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria for the YouTube sensation’s latest video – and ended with him smashing his collarbone.

Wibmer admitted he was “so lucky” when filming the stunt and guessed that his leap of faith could be the longest bike jump ever made. “We googled the longest jump on a bike and it’s 42 meters,” he said in behind the scenes footage, admitting it’s the longest he has himself ever attempted.

The clip begins with Wibmer descending from a helicopter on his mountain bike and immediately hitting the snowy slopes. This was the hardest part of the whole production, he told Red Bull.

“I had to jump down 7-8 meters to land in a snow clear. That’s damn high and I really had to overcome myself because I’ve never done anything like that.

“It only worked the second time, but then we wanted to shoot it [from] another perspective and then it did not work as well. Result: broken collarbone.”

He also posted footage to Instagram showing how close he came to slipping right off the roof of one of the buildings used as a launch point in his stunt.

In the finished video, Wibmer also hurdles himself over a chapel – skimming past a nun and priest – disturbs bystanding skiers, grabs onto a ski lift, and escapes pursuit from ski police during his wild ride.

While it might seem difficult to top all that, Wimber says he has more up his sleeve for future projects: “Do not worry, I still have countless ideas of things I would like to do!”

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/425970-cyclist-helicopter-snow-jump/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Four Marine helicopter crew presumed dead after California crash

(Reuters) – A U.S. Marine helicopter crashed during a training mission in southern California Tuesday afternoon and all four crew members are believed to have died, a Marine spokeswoman announced.

No details about the nature of the training mission were released other than it was routine and held in the desert in El Centro, Ca., about 100 miles east of San Diego.

The helicopter was a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Ca., according to a statement from the Marines.

It is the largest and heaviest “heavy-lift” helicopter in the U.S. military.

The accident is under investigation and no other information was available.

The wreck is the deadliest Marine accident since a cargo plane crash in the Mississippi Delta that killed 16 Marines in July, 2017.

(Reporting by Rich McKay; editing by Jason Neely)

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/four-marine-helicopter-crew-presumed-dead-california-crash-070235535.html

US helicopter crashes in Iraq, all aboard killed – military

All personnel aboard a US military helicopter carrying American service members were killed in a crash in western Iraq, the US Central Command said on Friday. It did not say how many people were killed in the crash late on Thursday. A US military official told Reuters on Thursday the US HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter was carrying seven people. The crash did not appear to be the result of enemy activity, the command said. A second accompanying American helicopter immediately reported the crash and Iraqi security forces and coalition members secured the area. Two unnamed US officials, citing initial reports, said on Thursday the aircraft crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian border.

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/newsline/421505-us-helicopter-crash-iraq/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City

Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, the New York Fire Department spokesman said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View.

About NBC Nightly News

Watch “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” providing reports and analysis of the day’s most newsworthy national and international events. See More

Check out more stuff on Yahoo View

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/five-dead-helicopter-crash-york-154556023.html

HML/A-269 “Gunrunners” attack helicopter squadron personnel vehicle found in parking lot near Mandalay Bay

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — If you are an avid Intellihub reader you may already know that three black helicopters were lurking behind the Mandalay Bay before, during, and after last year’s 1 October massacre.

The three unmarked aircraft were captured on video where they appear to have remained aloft during the entire 10-minute massacre, maneuvering well below the roof-lines of both Mandalay Bay and the Delano Hotel.

In the footage, all three choppers can be seen taking different respective positions in the sky were they remained invisible to radar throughout the attack.

All three of the aircraft were operating without displaying any visible running lights or transponder signals which is a major violation of strict Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations for the encompassing Class B airspace.

Interestingly enough, while conducting the first leg of my 6-week on-the-ground investigation on Saturday, I happened to witness three flat black unmarked helicopters overfly the Route 91 venue which I am currently tracking for further investigation.

Here is a photograph of one of the three choppers I spotted as they overflew the Excalibur and headed west along Tropicana Blvd at a fairly low altitude around 8:58 a.m.

huey
LAS VEGAS — This photograph was taken at 8:58 a.m. from the corner of Mandalay Bay Rd. and Giles St. and appears to show some type of UH-1N Huey variant which is considered a light attack helicopter. There were three of these flying in a string about 200 yards apart. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

The aircraft appear to be the UH-1N Huey or some type of variant.

huey_heli
AL ASAD, Iraq, A UH-1N Huey flown by Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 launches for a mission off the Al Asad flight line, March 6. The Warriors of HML/A-167 and “Gunrunners” of HML/A-269, the only East Coast HML/A squadrons, rotate in and out of Al Asad. (Official USMC photograph by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks)

Astonishingly, the three black choppers did not appear on the radar while all other helicopters that were airborne at the time did. The following screenshot was taken at 9 a.m., just two minutes later.

FlightRadar24.com

The choppers were nowhere to be found. Any questions?

Here’s where it gets strange

Shortly after, around 10 a.m., I spotted a suspicious vehicle that was parked just across the street from Mandalay Bay that had the logo for the HMLA-269 “Gunrunners” attack helicopter squadron displayed in a window along with several other stickers of great interest.

gunrunners
LAS VEGAS — Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, A Gunrunners HML/A-239 Attack Helicopter Squadron sticker and a Marine Aviation and Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21) sticker found on a vehicle parked across the street from Mandalay Bay. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Here is the actual logo.

And a patch which shows an attack helicopter.

Additionally, on the vehicle’s rear passenger side window, a Marine Aviation and Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21) sticker was visible.

But the kicker was a sticker which shows two black attack helicopters on it and reads: “Have guns will travel.” This sticker too was displayed on the rear passenger side window of the vehicle.

have guns will travel sticker
LAS VEGAS — A sticker showing two black attack helicopters which reads: “Have guns will travel” was found displayed in the rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked across the street from Mandalay Bay on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Another sticker posted below that appears to show a dragon holding some type of missile or projectile. The insignia is from the HML/A-167 Attack Helicopter Squadron out of New River, North Carolina.

hml/a-167
LAS VEGAS — An HML/A-167 Attack Helicopter Squadron sticker found on the rear passenger side window of a vehicle parked across the street from the Mandalay Bay on Feb. 24, 2018. (Shepard Ambellas/Intellihub)

Here is the actual patch.

Wikipedia

These squadrons use the exact same helicopters which I took pictures of, the UH-1N Huey!

What are the chances?

Intellihub will be doing further investigation into this matter and will provide updates as they come.

Please comment and share!

©2018. INTELLIHUB.COM. All Rights Reserved.
Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist, analyst, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News & Politics (Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for producing Shade: The Motion Picture (2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a regular contributor to Infowars. Shepard is the leading journalist covering the Las Vegas Massacre, logging over 800+ hours, 130+ reports, during his ongoing investigation. Read more from Shep’s World. Follow Shep on Facebook. Subscribe to Shep’s YouTube channel.




Source Article from https://www.intellihub.com/hmla-269-gunrnners-attack-helicopter-squadron-personnel-vehicle-found-in-parking-lot-near-mandalay-bay/

Attempted emergency landing kills 13 in Mexican helicopter crash, minister & governor aboard survive – UPDATE

Helicopter

    

A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and the governor of the earthquake-stricken state of Oaxaca has crashed. Both officials survived, but more than a dozen people were killed.

The military helicopter carrying Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete Prida and Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Mura crashed while attempting an emergency landing in the disaster-affected province, the minister told TV network Televisa. Later, the Mexican Prosecutor General’s Office said that as many as 13 people died in the crash.

The helicopter reportedly experienced technical problems and the pilot tried to land it. But the heavy craft caught a van under its tail, crushing it, according to photos from the scene.

The Mexican state of Oaxaca was hit by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Friday, causing damage to buildings and massive power outages. It was felt as far away as Mexico City where swaying buildings caused thousands of people to panic and spill out into the streets. The senior officials were on a damage assessment tour when their aircraft crashed.


Comment: UPDATE: 17th February 2018, teleSUR reports:

Mexico: 13 Dead, Several Injured in Helicopter Crash Near Earthquake Epicenter

According to Oaxaca’s State Attorney General, 13 people were killed in a helicopter crash near the epicenter of Friday´s 7.2 earthquake in Mexico. Via a press release issued early on Saturday, the Attorney General´s office informed officials that the bodies of five women, four men, two girls, and boy were found at the crash site.

A group of officials, including Mexico’s interior minister and Oaxaca’s governor, were aboard the helicopter surveying the damage to coordinate the federal government´s response to the emergency when the pilot is said to have lost control of the craft. The two officials were unharmed.

“Another person died in the hospital of Jamiltepec where he was taken due to the lesions endured,” the press release reads.

Officials say the helicopter was between 30 and 40 meters from the landing when the incident occurred, all of the persons reported dead we on the ground near the crash site.

The earthquake, which struck the region Friday at 5:39 p.m., also activated the Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, north of Oaxaca. Less than an hour after the tremors, the volcano emitted a 700-meter high column of water vapor and ash.

Although there have been no casualties directly related to the quake, local media reports that over 570,000 people are without electricity. Tremors were reported to have reached neighboring Guatemala.

Source Article from https://www.sott.net/article/377659-Attempted-emergency-landing-kills-13-in-Mexican-helicopter-crash-minister-governor-aboard-survive-UPDATE

NTSB investigating Grand Canyon helicopter crash that left three dead

Three people were killed and four others were injured after a helicopter with seven aboard crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, authorities said.

Watch TV shows, movies and more on Yahoo View.

About NBC Nightly News

Watch “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” providing reports and analysis of the day’s most newsworthy national and international events. See More

Check out more stuff on Yahoo View

Source Article from https://www.yahoo.com/news/ntsb-investigating-grand-canyon-helicopter-155650785.html

Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down During Op in Syria’s Afrin

Home » Middle East, Wars / Conflicts » Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down During Op in Syria’s Afrin



 


A Turkish military helicopter was shot down during Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish troops in northern Syria, Anadolu state news agency reported.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the downing of the helicopter, according to Turkish media. “A little earlier, one of our helicopters was shot down,” he told reporters, adding that those who are responsible for the incident would pay a “heavier price.”

The president, however, did not specify who was responsible for the attack.

On January 20, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces announced the launch of Operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish forces in Syria’s Afrin district. The operation has been conducted jointly with Free Syrian Army opposition forces which are friendly to Turkey.

Damascus has firmly condemned the operation as an assault on Syria’s sovereignty. Moscow, in turn, has urged all the parties to exercise restraint and called for respect for Syria’s territorial integrity.

Source







RELATED ARTICLES


Did you like this information? Then please consider making a donation or subscribing to our Newsletter.

Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheEuropeanUnionTimes/~3/KOY9TozNLVU/

Turkish military helicopter shot down in Syria operation – Erdogan

“A little earlier, one of our helicopters was shot down,” Erdogan said in a televised address on Saturday. The helicopter is reported to have crashed in the Turkish Hatay Province on the border with Syria’s Afrin region where Ankara is conducting a military campaign against Kurdish forces.

“They will pay the price for this,” Erdogan said, without specifying who exactly was responsible for the downing of the aircraft.

The Turkish Operation Olive Branch in the Afrin region in northern Syria entered its fourth week on Saturday. The campaign followed Ankara’s promises to “strangle” the new Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria.

Earlier in January, the US-led coalition announced that it would help create the 30,000-strong BSF, half of which would be made up of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance.

Ankara was angered by the fact that the main force behind the SDF is the Kurdish People’s Protection units (YPG), linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The latter is designated as a terrorist group by Turkey.

Erdogan has recently stated that once the Afrin operation is over, Turkey’s next target could be Idlib.

“We want our Syrian brothers and sisters to return to their land, and now we want to do the same in Idlib what we have done in Afrin,” he said on Thursday.

As the operation in northern Syria continues, Turkey, a NATO member since 1952, now seems to be straining the patience of its allies. During the first week of the campaign, Germany froze all decisions on supplying weapons to Ankara, including upgrades to the German-made Leopard tanks currently used by Turkey. 

Earlier this week, the French president and foreign minister warned Ankara against the invasion and accused it of “adding war to war” – albeit in interviews, not official statements. 

Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/news/418412-turkish-helicopter-downed-operation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

US helicopter makes emergency landing in Okinawa

A US Marine Corps UH-1 helicopter made an emergency landing on the eastern coast of the small island of Ikeijima in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, NHK broadcaster reported on Saturday. The helicopter is reportedly deployed to the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa. No crew members were injured in the incident, NHK says citing prefectural police. US troops and aircraft have been repeatedly involved in incidents in Okinawa. The latest, on December 13, occurred when an American CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter lost a metal-framed window while flying over an elementary school.

Source Article from https://www.rt.com/newsline/415155-us-helicopter-emergency-landing-okinawa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS