Notable Cases

Loss of Hydraulic Pressure Results in Helicopter Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: Strothman v. Airbus Helicopters On March 18, 2014, an Airbus Helicopter AS350 B2 with registration number N250FB crashed in Seattle, Washington, 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…

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Reno Air Race Disaster

On September 16, 2011, a highly modified P-51D Mustang crashed near the spectator area at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, killing the pilot and ten spectators and injuring at least 70 other spectators. It is the third deadliest airshow disaster in United States history. The racecourse was eight…

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Engine Failure Results in Commercial Airplane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: York v. Tropic Air On September 7, 2008, a Cessna 208B Caravan operated by Tropic Air lost engine power shortly after takeoff from Sir Barry Bowen Municipal Airport. The flight was headed to Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport with four U.S. citizens and one pilot on board. Almost immediately…

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Improper De-Icing Results in Private & Small Plane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: Mills v. Cessna Aircraft Company A Cessna 208 Caravan with registration number N9530F crashed shortly after take off from the Dillingham Airport in Alaska. The pilot and nine passengers were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The plane crashed less than a mile from the end of the runway…

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Lack of Proper Engine Inspection Results in Private and Small Plane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: McKenna v. Pratt & Whitney On October 18, 2005, at approximately 11:15 PM, a single-engine Cessna 208 turbo-prop airplane with registration number N978FE was forced to land after it lost power near Round Rock, Texas. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The cross-country flight originated at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and…

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Crash Due To Improper Borescope Inspections Results in Private & Small Plane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: Fuddy v. Makani Kai Air Shortly after taking off from Kalaupapa Airport bound for Honolulu, a Cessna 208B Caravan with registration number N687MA operated by Makani Kai Air experienced an engine failure and crashed into the ocean off Moloka’i. The flight was an air taxi commuter flight between two…

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Ice Accumulation Issues Results in Private & Small Plane Crash Lawsuit

Case Title: Fry et al. vs. Cessna Aircraft Company On November 8, 2002, a Cessna 208B Caravan turboprop left Las Vegas, Nevada, bound for Midland, Texas, with three passengers and a pilot. At approximately 10:20 PM, the plane impacted terrain approximately three miles south of Parks, Arizona. At the time, instrument…

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Negligent Road Conditions Results in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Case Title: Furlan v. Webber On July 15, 2013, a family of five was traveling in a 2006 Ford F series pickup truck on Interstate Highway 35 near Abbott, Texas. As they went through a highway construction area, they drove through a pool of water, which caused the driver to lose…

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International Crash Lawsuit in San Pedro, Belize

Case Title: Dreyer, et al v. Tropic Air On December 27, 2002, a plane with Belize registration V3-HGH, operated by Tropic Air, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean during an approach to land at the airport in San Pedro, Belize. The flight was registered as a foreign scheduled commuter flight and originated…

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