A 2016 police pursuit that ended at Naval Air Station Lemoore was captured on FLIR video that was recently released and posted on YouTube. In the video, the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee being pursued by the California Highway Patrol crashed into the tail end of an F/A-18 airplane at the military installation.
The collision resulted in the vehicle striking part of the aircraft's horizontal stabilizer, instantly killing the passenger of the vehicle, and mortally wounding the driver.
October 9, 2018
A Pennsylvania State police helicopter was called in to hover low over a tailgate party prior to the Penn State football game against Ohio State on Saturday. According to WGAL-TV, the helicopter was called when party-goers started "getting out of hand" and tailgaters had ignored commands from police on the ground to disperse.
October 2, 2018
The Texas Department of Public Safety posted a video to YouTube that had been taken from a helicopter surveilling Mark Conditt, the man suspected of a series of bombings that killed two people and injured five others around Austin. More Here.
September 13, 2018
A woman who allegedly led police in Texas on a high-speed crashed into another vehicle and—carrying a baby in a car safety seat—allegedly attempted to carjack another vehicle. Video of the entire incident was captured by a pursuing police helicopter. More here.
September 4, 2018
A U.S. Park Police helicopter used to save five people after an plane crashed into the freezing Potomac River in 1982 has been saved from the scrap heap and will be preserved in the National Law Enforcement Museum soon to open in Washington, D.C. More Here.
July 25, 2018
Pasco County Sheriff’s Office pilots Stephen Bowman and Tim Bullis were assisting deputies on the ground with a barricaded suspect call on Tuesday evening when the man began to flash the bright laser at them, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. More Here.
December 7, 2017
Tulsa police officials say they believe a bullet caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage to one of their helicopters. More Here.
August 16, 2016
New video released Thursday shows the moment pilots were forced to land a Kansas City (MO) Police Department helicopter at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Elmwood because of mechanical issues. More Here.
August 5, 2016
The Capital Beltway was partially closed in Maryland Thursday evening after a crash that involved at least three cars and left a Maryland State Police trooper with critical injuries. More Here.
April 14, 2016
The operator of a drone that forced a California Highway Patrol helicopter pilot to take evasive action in Martinez, CA, Saturday night could face federal prosecution, according to law enforcement officials. More Here.
December 8, 2015
This NYPD video shows ESU officers transporting a 32-year-old man to a waiting ambulance at the agency's aviation base at Floyd Bennett Field on Saturday. Detective Brian Singer and Officer Marian Kopystianskyj, two divers assigned to the Harbor Unit, entered the icy water of Jamaica Bay to save the man.
February 11, 2013
Multiple law enforcement agencies pursued auto-theft suspect Daniel Brown in the Scottsdale, Ariz., area after he stole a Krispy Kreme truck. Part of the pursuit was captured via the thermal images taken from a Phoenix PD helicopter. Read our "Shots Fired" feature article on the incident.
September 27, 2010
Magpul Dynamics will release "Aerial Platform Operations," a DVD trainer, in February. This promo gives a teaser for a series that offers instruction about firearms, surveillance and night vision when using helicopters.
February 8, 2010
The Pomona (Calif.) Police Department gives a tour of their MD-500E, a four-passenger helicopter used to assist ground patrol units. The aircraft reaches a top speed of 145 mph and includes a FLIR infrared system.
December 3, 2009