helicopter

South Santa Rosa men plead guilty to government fraud

South Santa Rosa men plead guilty to government fraud

Two south Santa Rosa residents plead guilty this week and face up to 20 years in prison for fraud involving helicopter maintenance and inspections for Hurlburt Field Air Force Base. Ryan Romero, 51, of Gulf Breeze and Adam W. Fair, 42, of Navarre pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud.  The […]

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

UF Shands partners with helicopter service

In a life-threatening emergency, Santa Rosa County residents receive care from the men and women of Lifeguard EMS and firefighters/paramedics. When it becomes clear that an ambulance is not enough, they call in the helicopter. This fleet of flying ambulances is crewed by trained flight clinicians who can provide crucial life-sustaining care while in the […]

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Drowning call on Navarre Beach

Emergency personnel responded to a drowning call on Navarre Beach in front of Springhill Suites by Marriott Thursday afternoon. A woman was reportedly receiving CPR at the water’s edge. Lifeguard Air Ambulance was dispatched to the scene, landing on Gulf Boulevard but it is believed the woman was not airlifted.  The aircrew was seen getting […]

Hard landing at Whiting Field

Hard landing at Whiting Field

Helicopter hard landing occurs at NOLF Santa Rosa A Training Air Wing FIVE helicopter, a TH-57, incurred a hard landing at around 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Navy Outlying Landing Field Santa Rosa near Milton, Fla. Initial reports from the scene indicate that the helicopter experienced a mishap on […]

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

Fallen Marines remembered as dedicated, loving by relatives

The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven Marines from Special Operations Command forces based in North Carolina, and four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All are presumed dead. More bad weather Thursday prevented the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 […]

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

Two bodies recovered in Black Hawk crash

The Louisiana National Guard has confirmed two soldiers involved in the UH-60M Black Hawk training accident crash are dead and have been recovered. What was a search and rescue operation, has moved into recovery operations for the remaining two guardsmen. “At this point, we’re not hopeful for survivors, and we are transitioning our search and […]

Crews find Black Hawk wreckage

Crews find Black Hawk wreckage

Officials have located the wreckage of the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed Tuesday night, and Col. Monte Cannon, 96th Test Wing vice commander, said they don’t believe any of the 11 men on board survived. “We are transitioning our search and rescue operation to a recovery and accident safety investigation,” he said. Chief Mark Giuliano, fire […]