HELICOPTER EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Metallurgist Inspects Helicopter For Alleged Mechanical Failure HELICOPTER Expert Case

…  case involves a tourism helicopter crash in Alaska that was allegedly caused by a mechanical part failure. The helicopter was cruising with a pilot and 4 passenger tourists at 800 feet when …  to worsen making it difficult for her to control the helicopter. During the landing, the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom …

Accident Reconstructionist Reviews Collision Between Helicopter And Golf Cart HELICOPTER Expert Case

…  case involves a helicopter accident. The defendant was returning from a trip in which he rented a helicopter. He was accompanied by the pilot who operated the aircraft. Upon arrival, the helicopter was turned off and both exited the helicopter and put their …

Patient Dies In Emergency Helicopter Transport Due To Pilot Switch Delay HELICOPTER Expert Case

This case involves a 3-year-old girl from a rural town in Minnesota who awoke in the early morning with a headache and emesis. She was brought by ambulance to the local emergency department and immediately intubated. A head CT revealed a cerebral hemorrhag …

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash HELICOPTER Expert Case

Metallurgy Expert Witness Testifies on Helicopter Crash

…  Robertson-Armstrong v. Robinson Helicopter Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156354 BACKGROUND: Plaintiff Julia …  was severely injured on July 20, 2011 when a helicopter in which she was a passenger crashed in New Jersey. She sued Robinson Helicopter Company, Inc. (“Robinson”), the manufacturer of the helicopter. Her …

Offshore Platform Worker Killed in Helicopter Crash at Sea HELICOPTER Expert Case

Offshore Platform Worker Killed in Helicopter Crash at Sea

…  platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The worker was flown by helicopter to inspect the fire safety equipment on an oil platform. When the pilot of the helicopter attempted to land, the helicopter’s main rotor struck a boat …

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash HELICOPTER Expert Case

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who died while performing his duties as a pilot. On the day of the accident, the pilot was approaching the airport and while concentrating on maneuvering, struck a radar tower that hade been recently built  …

Car Crash Victim Dies From Inadequate Treatment HELICOPTER Expert Case

Car Crash Victim Dies From Inadequate Treatment

…  with proper treatment. There was also a delay in getting a helicopter to transport the patient to a properly equipped trauma hospital, with the patient dying well before the helicopter …

Fire Expert Witness: Firefighter Death Could Have Been Avoided HELICOPTER Expert Case

This case takes place in California and involves a fire expert witness, who was requested to testify on behalf of a plaintiff killed during the course of his duties as a volunteer firefighter. The individual in question was working with the forestry depa …

Aviation expert witness opines on fatal helicopter crash HELICOPTER Expert Case

…  aviation safety, and aviation appraisal discuss a fatal helicopter crash that killed two people and injured 3 others. This case takes place in Oklahoma, where a helicopter that had previously underwent brazing for the rotor blade, attempted …