News Helicopter Crashes

Journalists use helicopters to fly around an area to capture the news. However, no matter how careful a pilot is, fault maintenance or manufacturing errors can cause crashes. 

Pilot Error

Those flying helicopters aren’t as experienced as commercial pilots. The rules aren’t as strict, and helicopter pilots do not have to log as many flight hours. A majority of accidents happen due to a pilot not being able to see a terrain (mountain, lake or ocean) before it is too late. 

Negligence Maintenance

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations define the minimum standard of care required for aircraft maintenance. If a helicopter mechanic failed to comply with FAA regulations with maintenance, a complex litigation attorney will show he or she failed to exercise his legal duty of care. However, these are just minimum standards, and there are many ways that negligent maintenance still happens even by following FAA guidelines. Plus, many hangers haven ow outsourced maintenance firms to low-cost providers. These employees may not be properly trained and crashes are more common.

Faulty Manufacturing 

A helicopter manufacturer has a responsibility to ensure its aircraft doesn’t have any design or manufacturing defect.  However, this doesn’t always happen. Even with the best aircraft design, parts can still have manufacturing defects. Critical parts ma not be machined exactly to design specifications. The imperfect part can cause a helicopter to crash. 

Get Help

A catastrophic plane crash or accident causes mental and physical suffering. Many describe panic, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and survivor’s guilt. These feelings can change a person for the rest of his or her life. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney. We will fight to recover damages owed after this devastating accident. Our consultations are free. Contact us today. 

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