A federal grand jury has indicted a Brunswick County man on charges of pointing a laser beam at an aircraft in flight.
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.
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.
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 County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it.
The top bid in an online auction for the chopper was $425,000. The county had set the reserve at $438,000.
Bidding is underway as the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office auctions off its helicopter. The auction opened today on the website govdeals.com.
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 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.
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.