Basketball star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash in California, alongside his 13-year-old daughter.
Police helicopters scrambled after fears of aircraft breaking up in the sky – which is now believed to have been a large meteor.
One of those dead is a child, according to government officials.
An operation to move mountain goats from Olympic National Park in Washington state has begun. The goats have been sedated, blindfolded and transported by helicopter to their native Cascade Mountains. The goats were introduced to the park in the 1920s, but the shortage of salt licks meant they started being attracted to the sweat, urine and food of tourists.
A dramatic helicopter rescue went awry when a woman in Phoenix was airlifted after becoming injured during a hike. The stretcher carrying the 75-year-old began to spin rapidly out of control mid-air. The woman was treated for nausea and dizziness from the ride but was otherwise unharmed.
The National Trust says it is paying £2,000 an hour for a helicopter to help put out the blaze.
Movie star Will Smith pulled off a real-life action stunt to mark his 50th birthday by bungee jumping from a helicopter in the Grand Canyon. The stunt was used to raise money for charity.
"Prince Harry got a D and B. He flew helicopter for a living and married Meghan Markle. You can do anything."
Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters have evacuated around 1,600 people in three regions of southern France. Heavy rain has caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents.