MEDFORD, Ore. – One of two men indicted on dozens of federal charges related to the deadly Iron 44 helicopter crash in 2008 has plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Medford. Levi Phillips, former maintenance director for Carson Helicopters in Grants Pass, pled guilty Monday to a single charge of defrauding the U.S Forest … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — A new development in the deadly Iron 44 helicopter crash, in which 9 people were killed in 2008. Two former officials with Carson Helicopters are now facing criminal charges for making false statements about helicopter safety and endangering the aircraft. The Department of Justice handed down those indictments on Monday. The 25-page … Continue reading »
November 23, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12′s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The Iron 44 helicopter crash in the Siskiyou-Trinity National Forest on August 5, 2008 killed nine firefighters and crew members.