MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CONNECTICUT, KILLING CREW OF 4.
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New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times
A helicopter making a test flight before it was to be delivered to the Marine Corps to provide cargo service for the White House appeared to lose its rotors Thursday and crashed onto the flight field of the Sikorsky Aircraft For other meanings and similar spellings, see .
Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. It was founded 1923 by a Ukrainian born American aircraft engineer Igor Sikorsky, who made the first stable, single-rotor, fully-controllable helicopter to enter Corp., killing all four crew members.
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1. To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves.
2. at the height of the nearby Sikorsky Bridge, where the Merritt Parkway crosses the Housatonic River, the CH53E helicopter - also known as the Super Stallion stallion
1. an entire male horse aged 4 years and over.
2. in UK, applied to a male donkey (jack).
see stallion ring.
stallion used to detect those mares which are in estrus. for its size and power - appeared to be in distress, witnesses said, with smoke issuing from it before its 40-foot rotors broke off.
``The helicopter was up in the air; it's normal for us to see them,'' said John Nasufi, who spotted it as he was loading pizzas from his restaurant above the river for a lunchtime delivery to the Sikorsky workers. ``The helicopter had smoke coming out, and all of a sudden it lost its blades, and that was it. It came straight down.''
The explosion shook nearby buildings and stopped traffic on the bridge, from which the crushed fuselage could be seen burning on the Tarmac less than half a mile away, about 50 feet from the river. The craft's distress had lasted long enough for one driver to call a Bridgeport radio station to report that a helicopter was in trouble.