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Helicopter Accident

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.

 
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Salt Lake City, UT
Accident Date: 
Mon, 04/28/2014
Two men were injured Tuesday in a helicopter crash in Garfield County. Sometime in the early afternoon, a U.S. Department of Agriculture helicopter went down in the southeast region of the county, according to Garfield County sheriff's spokeswoman Cheryl Church.
Columbus, OH
Accident Date: 
Wed, 04/23/2014
Two people were injured in a helicopter crash in the area of Welch and Neel roads near the Union/Delaware county line Thursday afternoon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to the scene where a 2006 Rotorway International EXEC 162F helicopter crashed at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.