Engine Power Loss Results in Helicopter Crash Lawsuit
Case Title: Summons v. Air Methods & American Eurocopter
An AS 350 helicopter that had just undergone maintenance suffered a complete power loss in the engine only six minutes into the flight on July 28, 2010. The pilot attempted an autorotation into a densely populated area of Tucson, Arizona. The pilot tried to maneuver around some power lines during the autorotation, but the rotor system did not have enough energy to successfully complete the action, and the helicopter crashed and burst into flames. All occupants were fatally injured. The firm represented the family of one of the medical personnel on board the helicopter.
Ladd Sanger is an attorney and a licensed pilot who focuses on aviation accidents, including product liability, product litigation, and representing clients who have been injured as a result of aviation accidents. His experience as a pilot helps him understand the technical aspects of aviation crashes.
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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