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Helicopter accidents are rare but result in serious injuries and deaths each year
A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically, to hover, and to fly forward, backward, and laterally. Helicopters are used heavily in military operations, but have become popular for civilian use as well. While helicopters have an excellent safety record in general, accidents do happen, often with devastating results.
Common potential hazards for helicopters include:
- Engine stalls;
- Loss of lift;
- Dynamic rollover;
- Powertrain and tail rotor failure;
- Lack of visibility in poor weather conditions;
- powerline and tree collisions in low-altitude flying conditions.
How can you help an injured helicopter crash victim?
After someone is injured or killed in a helicopter crash, it is crucial to maintain their legal rights by finding an experienced aviation crash attorney. A lawyer with a background in handling this complicated type of case will be able to oversee a legal claim, to provide the injured person, or the family left behind, with as much financial compensation as possible. The cost of medical treatment, burial and funeral expenses, lost current and future income, and lost companionship should all be compensated for in a helicopter crash claim.
A helicopter has crashed into the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, and the pilot has not been found.
A police helicopter reportedly crashed on a residential street in Las Vegas, injuring two officers that were riding inside.
Two men were killed when a helicopter crashed at about 2 p.m. Tuesday into the roof of an empty industrial building in North Salt Lake City, police said.
One person has been killed and three others injured after a medical helicopter crashed in Wichita Falls. The Bell 206 LongRanger III operated by the Air Evac Lifeteam was carrying three crew members and one patient, identified as Buddy Rhodes, when it crashed at 1:56 a.m.
The helicopter was conducting tow training with another aircraft at the time of the incident. The report explains that a fire had
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