Oak Island man indicted for aiming laser pointer at helicopter
10 months ago
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Oak Island man indicted for aiming laser pointer at helicopter

A federal grand jury has indicted a Brunswick County man on charges of pointing a laser beam at an aircraft in flight.
NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash
3 years ago
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NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash

Answers are emerging about what caused a helicopter to crash off of Oak Island last summer. According to a recently-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a series of highly-skilled maneuvers sent the two-seat chopper plummeting toward the water.
Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue
3 years ago
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Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue

The investigation continues into a helicopter crash off of Oak Island yesterday. A private boat was the first to respond to the scene. Today we caught up with the good samaritans who pulled the victims out of the water.
FIRST ON 3: Sheriff’s chopper officially sold
4 years ago
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff’s chopper officially sold

New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter.
New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale
4 years ago
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New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale

New Hanover County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it.
New Hanover willing to accept top bid for chopper
4 years ago
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New Hanover willing to accept top bid for chopper

The top bid in an online auction for the chopper was $425,000. The county had set the reserve at $438,000.
Bidding underway for Sheriff’s helicopter
4 years ago
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Bidding underway for Sheriff’s helicopter

Bidding is underway as the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office auctions off its helicopter. The auction opened today on the website govdeals.com.
FOR SALE:  Sheriff’s Office helicopter, gently used
5 years ago
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FOR SALE: Sheriff’s Office helicopter, gently used

Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
Sheriff decides to sell chopper, partner with other departments
5 years ago
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Sheriff decides to sell chopper, partner with other departments

Sheriff Ed McMahon said this morning the county will join the SABLE helicopter program, along with the Pender County Sheriff's Office and Leland and Wilmington Police departments.
Sheriff McMahon will announce future of helicopter Thursday
5 years ago
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Sheriff McMahon will announce future of helicopter Thursday

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media to a news conference concerning the Sheriff’s Helicopter, Sheriff’s Air One. Sheriff Ed McMahon will be meeting with the media to announce his plans for the helicopter and answer questions concerning the helicopter.