Strothman v. Airbus Helicopters

On March 18, 2014, an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 with registration number N250FB crashed in Seattle, Wash., killing the pilot and one passenger, and injuring people on the ground. The helicopter was owned by and registered to Helicopters, Inc. and had been contracted by Seattle television station KOMO. The helicopter was leaving the KOMO helipad…

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Denning v. Airbus Helicopters

On February 22, 2013, an air ambulance helicopter crashed in winter flying conditions a few minutes after take-off, killing the pilot, a flight nurse and injuring another medical crew member. The air ambulance took off from the Integris Baptist Hospital destined for Watonga Municipal Hospital to pick up a cardiac patient and transport him to…

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Engler v. Turbomeca

On January 2, 2013, an Airbus EC 130 helicopter owned and operated by Air Methods as an air ambulance experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff and crash-landed in an open field near Seminole, OK. All four occupants of the helicopter were seriously injured. The destination of the flight was a hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma. It…

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Vaughan v. Omniflight Helicopters

The history of modern, popular music is intertwined with the stories of star performers whose lives ended far too soon in an airplane or helicopter crash. One of those was legendary Texas blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, who died at age 35 in a Wisconsin helicopter crash. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame described…

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Talbott v. Eastern New Mexico Medical Center

On October 19, 2001, an Aerospatiale AS350B2 air ambulance helicopter owned by Medical Transport and operated for Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, crashed killing two passengers and seriously injuring a third and the pilot. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Medical Air Transport Inc. from Payson, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a…

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Nemec v. Robinson Helicopter

On April 13, 2006, a Robinson R44 helicopter with registration number N123CK, collided with power lines during takeoff from the Gillespie County Airport near Fredericksburg, Texas. As the helicopter crashed, a fire consumed the wreckage and injured passengers. The pilot and one passenger suffered severe burns, while the other two passengers were fatally injured. The…

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