Pilot’s Lack of Training Results in Airline & Mass Disaster Aviation Lawsuit
Case Title: Robertson v. Blue Hawaiian
On November 10, 2011, an Airbus EC-130 helicopter operated by Blue Hawaiian on an air tour flight crashed on Moloka’i in heavy rain and downdrafts. The pilot and four passengers were killed. The crash and post-impact fire were caused by the pilot’s decision to operate on the leeward side of a mountain in rapidly changing weather conditions and without adequate training or experience flying in the Hawaiian weather environment. The pilot’s decision resulted in the helicopter being caught in a severe downdraft which exceeded the pilot and helicopter’s ability to overcome the extreme conditions before it collided with the terrain, killing the pilot and four passengers. The firm represented the family of a passenger killed in the crash.
Mike Slack has been practicing law for over 36 years and has litigated hundreds of lawsuits. His experience as a licensed pilot and former NASA aerospace engineer gives him unique insight into aviation accident lawsuits.
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