Oregon Aviation Attorneys
Located in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon has a history of exploration and discovery. With a diverse landscape and large areas of sparsely inhabited land, aviation is vital to the livelihood of residents. Oregon’s western border is the Pacific Ocean, which allows for scenic flights and excellent whale watching opportunities. With so many beautiful views and natural parks to take advantage of, tourism thrives largely thanks to Oregon’s aviation community.
The southeast part of Oregon is comprised of sprawling desert landscapes. This surprises most people since cities like Portland and Salem bring to mind images of majestic coastlines and evergreen forests. This diversity is a large reason why small planes and helicopters are depended upon for travel. They allow even the most remote locations to be easily accessed.
Portland Experimental Aircraft
Many experimental (kit) aircraft are produced in Oregon, and kit aircraft manufacturing has contributed to creating many jobs. The state’s economy is bolstered by tourism – due in large part to the various commercial and general aviation airports and heliports located across the state. Portland International Airport is the state’s busiest airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It serves the wider Portland metropolitan area, as well as Oregon’s capital, Salem.
Pacific Northwest Helicopter Tours
Whale watching tours and helicopter flights around Mount St. Helens are very popular tourist experiences. With such diverse landscapes, Oregon is best enjoyed by air. Unfortunately, sometimes short-cuts are taken when it comes to properly maintaining a charter helicopter or airplane. Our aviation attorneys have seen it happen one too many times and suggest asking questions to make sure the helicopter and facilities are properly maintained before taking off on an aerial tour.
The following are examples of cases for which our accident attorneys successfully represented the families affected by these airplane crashes:
- May 2005 – An Aero Commander 500-B crashed in Burns, Oregon, killing two. It was not clear what caused the general aviation plane to crash.
- August 2010 – A Mitsubishi MU-2B-25 private plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Hillsboro, Oregon. Four people were killed in the crash.
The aviation attorneys at Slack & Davis appreciate the dedication that Oregon’s pilots practice. Our attorneys strive to keep aviation safe and accessible for everyone and they fight for passenger rights. If you have been injured in an airplane crash or lost a loved one due to a plane or helicopter crash, call our firm today for a free consultation at 800-455-8686.