Seven people sustain injuries when helicopter experiences hard landing at Boulder City Airport in Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City Fire Department arrived and determined all seven people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to Sunrise Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Hospital for treatment.
Local responders and the National Transportation Safety Board characterized it as a “hard landing” around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Boulder City Municipal Airport, while the Federal Aviation Administration called it a crash while landing.
Eight people were on board according to a communications manager with Boulder City. Originally, only six people were reported to be injured.
Cedomir Rakic and Amy Rakic and their children, ages 19 and 17, allege in the civil complaint that they suffered serious spine injuries including fractures, head injuries and trauma due to "an in-flight loss of control" by the pilot while landing. The family lives in Barwon Heads, near Melbourne, Australia.
Four family members from Australia who were injured during a crash-landing of a sightseeing helicopter in Southern Nevada in December have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. seeking more than $400,000 in damages from the tour operator.