Keyword: helicopter

France airlifts two bears into Pyrénées, evading roadblocks

Bears from Slovenia brought in to boost depleted French population, sparking protests by farmers who complain animals are threat to livestock.

French army helicopter pilot dies in Ivory Coast training flight crash

The pilot of a French military helicopter died, and his co-pilot was seriously injured, when their Gazelle crashed while on a training flight near the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan, the army said in a statement on Wednesday. 

Notorious thief escapes from Paris jail by helicopter

Rédoine Faïd, jailed for robbery in which a police officer died, was aided by armed men causing diversion outside prison while helicopter landed.

France sells military helicopters to Kuwait in €1 bn deal

Agreement to buy the Airbus Caracal helicopters is part of a 2.5 billion euro package of deals that the two countries agreed in October 2015.

French soldiers' deaths in Libya spark diplomatic row

Libya's UN-recognised government demands explanation from Paris after deaths of three French troops near Benghazi showed a 'violation' of its sovereignty.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in France

Four gendarmes, the pilot, co-pilot and two rescue specialists, were killed when the helicopter crashed into a cliff face in the Pyrénées.