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The pilot of a medical helicopter that crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia last week has been released from a hospital. The pilot has been identified as Danial Moore. He said Sunday morning he didn't remember much about the accident but was feeling fortunate. Moore expressed gratitude to other crew, first responders and medical personnel treating his injuries. The helicopter was transporting an infant girl when it came down Tuesday afternoon next to Drexel Hill United Methodist Church in Upper Darby.

Authorities say a pilot and a passenger are presumed dead after the crash of a helicopter in a south Louisiana marsh. Authorities in coastal Lafourche Parish say they got a call from a person who saw the helicopter going down Friday morning. The wreckage was found Friday afternoon and and officials say most of the helicopter was submerged in the marsh. No bodies were immediately recovered as of Friday afternoon. The Coast Guard said a privately held helicopter operator, Rotocraft Leasing Co., had alerted the agency that the aircraft was overdue with two people aboard. The company had no immediate statement on the crash. 

A lawyer for ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs’ girlfriend says he’ll appeal a Las Vegas judge’s decision to grant prosecutors access to the woman’s medical records after a fatal high-speed crash that cost Ruggs his spot on the team. Attorney Peter Christiansen’s appeal would block access to Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington’s records until the question is settled. Christiansen maintains Kilgo-Washington isn't charged with a crime and her health information is protected by federal and state laws. Another judge previously granted prosecutors access to Ruggs’ medical records. He's charged with felony DUI causing death and substantial injury. He remains on house arrest pending a preliminary hearing March 10.

Italy on Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio. There are some key dates in the saga, including the trial of the captain and the remarkable engineering feat to right the liner from its side so it could be towed away for scrap. It all began on Jan. 13, 2012, when the Costa Concordia slammed into a reef off Italy’s Giglio island after its captain, Francesco Schettino, ordered the ship taken off course and brought it close to shore in a stunt. It came to rest on its side offshore. After weeks of searches, rescue crews confirmed that 32 people had died.

Federal investigators have been poring over the wreckage of a medical helicopter a day after it crash-landed without loss of life next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, somehow avoiding a web of power lines and buildings. Brian Rayner, senior safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, told reporters Wednesday that investigators hoped to be able to remove the wreckage from the scene at Drexel Hill United Methodist Church in Upper Darby later in the day for more detailed examination off-site. Rayner said he was very grateful that the occupants were “relatively unhurt” in the 1 p.m. Tuesday crash.

Italy on Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck off the Tuscan island of Giglio. There are some key dates in the saga, including the trial of the captain and the remarkable engineering feat to right the liner from its side so it could be towed away for scrap. It all began on Jan. 13, 2012, when the Costa Concordia slammed into a reef off Italy’s Giglio island after its captain, Francesco Schettino, ordered the ship taken off course and brought it close to shore in a stunt. It came to rest on its side offshore. After weeks of searches, rescue crews confirmed that 32 people had died.

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Authorities and a witness say a pilot crash landed a medical helicopter without casualties in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia, miraculously avoiding a web of power lines and buildings as the aircraft fluttered, hit the street and slid into bushes outside a church. Upper Darby police Superintendent Timothy M. Bernhardt said at a press conference Tuesday that rescue crews rushed to the crash near a church at an intersection in Upper Darby’s Drexel Hill neighborhood at about 1 p.m. and helped pull the pilot, two crew members and an infant patient from the aircraft. None of them sustained life-threatening injuries.

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Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh say he’s so broke he can’t pay a phone bill — much less $7 million in bail. Meanwhile, a court-appointed overseer said during a virtual court hearing Monday that Murdaugh needs to use whatever money he has to pay his alleged victims, not free himself from jail. In the hearing, attorneys combed over Murdaugh’s assets and hotly debated whether his attempt to have himself killed in the fall makes him a current risk to himself or the community. Circuit Judge Alison Renee Lee did not immediately rule on a request from Murdaugh's attorneys to lower his bond. 

Police body-camera video shows a harrowing rescue in California, where a small plane crashed on railroad tracks shortly after takeoff from a suburban Los Angeles airfield. The Cessna crashed Sunday afternoon just blocks from a police station. Four officers disentangled the bloodied pilot from the cockpit and dragged him away moments before a commuter rain barreled through and smashed the plane to pieces. A police sergeant says he requested for trains to be stopped, but there may not have been enough time. Paramedics took the pilot to a hospital for treatment of injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Police body-camera video shows a harrowing rescue in California, where a small plane crashed on railroad tracks shortly after takeoff from a suburban Los Angeles airfield. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna crashed around 2:10 p.m. Sunday and a Metrolink train came roaring roaring through only minutes later. Luckily a police station was only blocks away and four officers were able to pull the bloodied pilot onto the pavement moments before the train smashed the plane to pieces. No other injuries were reported. A police sergeant who joined the rescue says he requested that Metrolink stop the train, but there may not have been enough time.