In June, a helicopter crashed near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The pilot was killed in the crash. According to a witness, the helicopter took off and a minute later it hit the tops of the trees. After it crashed, the helicopter fell into a ravine, about a 200-foot drop.
The convenience and adaptability of helicopters makes them popular in private and public transportation. Helicopters are used for a variety of applications including as a means for corporate travel, tourist sightseeing, medical transport and even in some logging operations. The complex design of helicopters provides for their utility, but it also creates dangers unique to their operation. In the event of power loss to a helicopter's rotor, the aircraft's design will allow for auto-rotation but only for a short time. Moreover, any malfunction with vital components such as the main rotor can result in helicopter accidents.
Determining a causal factor in the event of a helicopter crash can sometimes be more difficult than in the case of a plane crash. Federal Aviation Administration helicopter regulations do not always require them to be equipped with a black box, the device that records vital flight data. Furthermore, the utility of helicopters often can put them in situations that increase the odds for an accident. Ferrying workers to offshore oil rigs, flying close to the ground where tension and electrical wires are a factor, and hovering in rescue situations are all common tasks in which helicopters are involved. Pilots, though, are well aware of these situations and should be trained for these conditions and events. Helicopter crash attorneys with the resources and experience to navigate the investigation and the development of the case are necessary in order to try the matter. The helicopter crash lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm have the experience needed to win your helicopter crash case. Call the Lassen Law Firm now for a free consultation.