Manhattan helicopter crash pilot breached certification: FAA
12 June 2019 | 3:36 pm
The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a New York City skyscraper breached flying conditions, according to the FAA. Investigators are still trying to determine why the helicopter was flying over midtown Manhattan.
10 Feb 2021
Investigators say the pilot of the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter likely became disoriented in fog during the flight. The basketball star's death sent shockwaves throughout the sports world.
27 Feb 2021
Rescuers successfully refloat 28 pilot whales after they became stranded on a notorious stretch of New Zealand's coast, but the mammals remain close to shore and could beach themselves again, wildlife officials said.
18 Mar 2021
The New York City police has reinforced its presence in neighbourhoods with important Asian-American communities after 8 people, including 6 Asian women, were killed in Atlanta, Georgia. The suspect denies any racial motive. "People feel unsafe, they're worried," says Justin Yu, a community leader in New York's Chinatown. According to Yu, police presence makes "people feel they are protected". Anti-Asian discrimination appears to have risen in the United States over the past year amid the coronavirus crisis.
11 Apr 2021
The plane's nonappearance took its original destination in Zambia by surprise. As the pilot informed air traffic control that he was about to land, they told him: "We can't see you."
17 Apr 2021
Brazilian Pilot Antonio Sena is rescued from the middle of the Amazon jungle, where he spent 38 days stranded after he crashed his plane, until he stumbled across a family of nut pickers who gave him shelter and delivered him to the police. "I was emotionally devastated... I thought that I might not get out of there, that I might die there," he says back home in the capital Brasilia.
29 May 2021
Late one Friday night, eight dog enthusiasts and their pet pooches prowl several dark alleys in New York with one mission: to hunt and kill as many rats as possible.
15 Jul 2021
The European Central Bank has said it is taking the next step toward launching a digital version of the euro. The move comes amid a boom in crypto and other digital currencies.
18 Jul 2021
The massive fire raging in southern Oregon for the past 10 days is likely to continue due to unstable weather. A 'fire cloud' collapsed threatening firefighters with strong downdrafts and flying embers.
19 Jul 2021
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20 Jul 2021
Nigeria almost lost another highly-trained military officer after a Nigerian Airforce fighter jet was shot down by so-called bandits between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna. But Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, against all odds, displayed why the motto of the air branch of the Nigerian Armed Forces is "Willing … Able … Ready."
12 Sep 2021
High waters and heavy rain are seen through a vehicle's window in New York as Storm Ida wreaks further havoc on the northeast United States. The storm has forced airport closures and state of emergency declarations in the state and neighbouring New Jersey.
10 Oct 2021
The FAA review was sparked by a letter in which employees cite a pattern of prioritizing speed and cost-cutting over quality. Moreover, it describes a toxic work environment that is rife with sexism.
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Clashes between the Congolese armed forces and the M23 militia group have sent thousands of people over the border to Rwanda seeking shelter. Meanwhile, the UK and Rwanda are to settle 50 undocumented migrants who arrived on British shores in the Rwandan capital Kigali; we take a closer look. And Zimbabwe wants to sidestep international conventions to sell its $600 million stockpile in black market ivory – not without controversy.
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The Russia House in Davos has always sold the Russia story to global investors, but now it's having to tell a rather bitter truth. In the absence of Russians, Ukraine is making sure Moscow's excesses are not forgotten.
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A wave of protests swept across Iran as people went online to express their opposition to the death penalty given to three young Iranians for taking part in demonstrations last year.
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The world is facing its worst food crisis in history. Millions of tonnes of wheat are stuck in Ukraine, worsening an already precarious situation for many countries that depend on exports from the region. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva tells FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody that only "very strong international mobilisation" will save the lives of millions of people. Also in our update from Davos: EU member states move towards an embargo on Russian oil, but with no consensus on the timeline.
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Over two thirds of young Colombians say their lives have got worse over the past year, which saw a fierce crackdown on anti-government protests in a country still recovering from five decades of conflict. Six years after the peace deal with the FARC rebels, many young people are backing the former mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, in the May 29 presidential election. If he wins, Petro would become Colombia's first-ever leftist leader. In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we meet several young Colombians who are hoping for change.