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U.S. Navy defends presidential copter bid format as firms bail out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday defended the way it structured a competition for development of a new presidential helicopter, even as all but one of the companies interested in the multibillion-dollar program pulled out of the running.Full story

Fog, storms reported at Pa. helicopter crash site

Severe thunderstorms and heavy fog were reported around the time a helicopter crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, killing all five people on board, including a child, officials said Monday. Full story

Air Medical unit now operating out of Conway

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – When your life is on the line, every second counts. Now, you may be getting help faster thanks to an air medical transport system closer to home. Full story

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Egyptian army helicopter briefly enters Gaza airspace

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Russian helicopter crash kills at least 19

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  Controversy continues over US plan to purchase Russian helicopters

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., joins MSNBC’s Alex Witt to discuss the U.S. plan to purchase Russian helicopters for use by the Afghan military.

  Morsi advisers to NBC: Military coup is underway

Ayman Mohyeldin reports live from the ground in Cairo on the latest in the protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

  Uberchopper Offers $3,000 Ride to Hamptons

Need to get to the Hamptons in a hurry this summer? Uber is offering helicopter flights that begins Wednesday and will run through Labor Day, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin.

  Passengers survive emergency Hudson River landing

Pilot Michael Campbell deployed inflatable pontoons on the chopper’s skids to land the aircraft safely. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Helicopter lands safely in NYC river

A tourist helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson river on Sunday. The chopper was able to stay afloat and was towed to shore. Luckily, none of the passengers were injured.

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