An AH-1Z Viper prepares to land at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California. File/AP
Gulf Today Report
Authorities said two men were killed when a helicopter crashed in a field in West Texas.
Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs said on Friday night that the helicopter crashed on Thursday about eight miles (13 kilometers) southwest of Colorado City, which is about 250 miles west of Dallas.
Toombs said the pilot, Zane Whitesides, 31, and the passenger, Zack Pfeuffer, 32, were killed. Both were from Colorado City.
He said he believed they were headed to a ranch to help them move cattle.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter was a Robinson R44. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
In August, three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died after their helicopter crashed in a West Texas wildlife preserve.
The Black Gap Wildlife Management Area is near the US-Mexico border in Brewster County, some 300 miles (482 kilometres) southeast of El Paso.
Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement.
Passengers and crew aboard a US military helicopter were injured when the chopper they were travelling in was destroyed during a “hard landing” in Afghanistan, a US official said on Saturday.
A helicopter crashed into a building on Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York Fire Department said.
Sheikh Ahmed was introduced to the observation cabins of Ain Dubai, which provide visitors the perfect vantage point for 360-degree views of Dubai, over the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The 48 passenger cabins have the capacity to carry more than 1,750 visitors at once.
Qureshi said Pakistan was determined to help Afghanistan avoid a collapse of its economy and had agreed measures to ease some border restrictions and facilitate trade, including on-arrival visas for Afghan business travellers. "
Employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service in Russia’s Ivanovskaya district have arrested a cat trying to transfer marijuana to Russian prisoners.