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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (CBC) - A Sea King helicopter had to make a "precautionary landing" July 7 in a cul-de-sac in Mineville, east of Dartmouth. Lt.(N) Len Hickey says the helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure in the flight control system.

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Columbus, Ohio (nbc4i.com) - A Columbus Division of Police helicopter made a precautionary landing on the city's east side on July 6. Sgt. Rich Weiner said an emergency light came on in the cockpit; pilots are supposed to land if this light comes on.

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Flightglobal - NH Industries is working to deliver a solution to an issue with the main rotor head on NH90 military helicopters that means the blades can impact the tail structure when starting or stopping the rotors during high winds.

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Last year, Interagency Safety Alert 14-03 highlighted emerging UAS hazards that pose significant potential to interfere with missions. Commercial and recreational UAS operations have increased dramatically and this trend is expected to continue. This year, unauthorized UAS intrusions have already adversely affected incident flight operations. The increasing emergence of these threats makes it imperative that incident personnel anticipate these encounters and establish procedures to manage UAS intrusions.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (CBC) - Once again, a STARS air ambulance helicopter has reported a laser strike, this time near Regina. It happened June 28 around 1:30 a.m. CST about six kilometres southwest of the city airport.

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On November 11, 2013, a contractor-owned Bell 407 helicopter, operating under an Exclusive Use Contract, departed an oil platform enroute to the home airport with a pilot and a bureau employee on board (SAFECOM 14-0030). Approximately five minutes after takeoff, the engine chip Light illuminated and the pilot diverted to a nearby airport and performed a precautionary landing.

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abc.net.au - Australia's new army and navy helicopters have been proving difficult to start and stop in strong winds. The Defence Department has acknowledged there were problems with the MRH90 Taipans — a multi-role helicopter — during recent flight trials.

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Sanders County, Mont. (vp-mi.com) - Members of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) conducted helicopter awareness training throughout the morning of June 27.

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The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) is asking all pilots to comment on the FAA's new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes increasing loggable simulator time toward an instrument rating from 10 hours to 20 hours. An earlier effort to implement the change with a FAA direct-to-final rule failed due to adverse comments from two pilots.

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North Port, Fla. (mysuncoast.com) – North Port first responders had a chance to test their skills when they took part in an emergency drill simulating a helicopter crash on Sarasota Memorial's helipad.

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