NTSB Investigating Fatal Crash of Church Van Involving Previously Recalled Tire

As we head into the summer months, it is important to keep in mind the effects that heat and group travel can have on vehicle and passenger safety. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation announced this month and summarized below will focus on two of the most prevalent safety hazards – unsafe tires and the rollover potential of 15-passenger vans.  Continue reading

Helicopter Crash Victim’s Family Settles Lawsuit

Helicopter crash victim’s family settles lawsuit.
Several other cases are pending against the company that operated the aircraft.

Reporter: Rob Shikina
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
March 14, 2014

A lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of a Toronto man killed in a Blue Hawaiian Helicopters crash on Molokai was settled for an undisclosed amount Tuesday in Hawaii, according to the family’s lawyers.  Continue reading

Slack & Davis Obtains Settlement for Death in Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Crash in Molokai

Attorneys Michael L. Slack and Ladd Sanger with Slack & Davis, a national law firm representing victims of airplane and helicopter crashes, concluded a confidential settlement today against Blue Hawaiian Helicopters on behalf of the family of Stuart Robertson, one of four passengers killed in a helicopter tour accident in November 2011 in Molokai, HI. Continue reading

Cessna Caravan Crash Near Molo­kai, Hawaii

Although the cause of last week’s Cessna 208B Grand Caravan crash near Molo­kai, Hawaii, has yet to be determined, there is a strong likelihood that the engine failure occurred as a result of a compressor turbine (CT) blade failure. This failure has been associated with the particular engine, the Pratt & Whitney PT6-114A, used in Cessna Caravans. Continue reading