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LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

7-Dec-2020Source: US Attorneys Office

Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. The drone also damaged a vehicle when the... Read more

FBI Seizes Hansen Helicopter Assets

FBI Seizes Hansen Helicopter Assets

20-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Hansen Helicopters’ Guam and Saipan facilities had a visit from the FBI last year, where airworthiness certificates, 15 aircraft registrations and numerous helicopters were seized. Such items were taken due to a pre-indictment investigation. With their fleet grounded and helicopters taken, the company had to come to a stand-still. This week they tried suing the... Read more

FBI Drone Detection System being tested at New York JFK Airport

FBI Drone Detection System being tested at New York JFK Airport

17-May-2016Source: FAA

The FAA and its government partners are expanding research on ways to detect “rogue” drones around airports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its government, industry and academia partners have joined forces to evaluate drone detection technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. Over the last two years, the FAA has... Read more

Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

Kustom Products owner in prison over OH-58 parts

15-Dec-2014Source: Oregon Live

A federal judge on Friday sentenced key figures in a Coos Bay defense contracting company to prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to buy cheaply made truck and aircraft parts – some from Mexico and China – and pass them off at premium prices to the U.S. military. See Full Story... Read more

No indictment for Talbot County man accused of shooting at police helicopter

No indictment for Talbot County man accused of shooting at police helicopter

25-Sep-2014Source: WRBL

A Talbot County man accused of shooting at a Georgia State Patrol helicopter in June will not be indicted on federal charges. See Full Story... Read more

Former Apache pilot sentenced for stealing $1.3M in military equipment

Former Apache pilot sentenced for stealing $1.3M in military equipment

19-Nov-2013Source: FBI

United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced Kurt Allen Bennett, 41, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to 36 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. U.S. Attorney Walker stated, “This officer sought to achieve financial gain to the detriment of... Read more

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

FBI investigates laser on AirMed helicopter in Salt Lake City

17-Jan-2011Source: KSL

The FBI has opened an investigation into a person who shined a laser pointer into the cockpit of a medical helicopter. [report does not state helicopter type – photo is representative of teh AirMed fleet in Salt Lake City]... Read more

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