Medical Helicopter Hard Landing Results in Injuries to Pilot
Engine Failure in Flight, pilot auto rotated:
The preliminary NTSB Report indicated that the pilot auto rotated to an open field which resulted in a hard landing and injuries to all persons on board. (Source: http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20130920X14012&key=1).
On September 19, 2013, near Canton, Mississippi, the pilot of a Eurocopter AS350 medical helicopter sustained injuries after making a precautionary emergency landing (“PEL”) in an open field. The pilot, a flight nurse, a paramedic, and a patient were on board. Early indications suggest the helicopter was en route to a hospital when the pilot encountered a problem which resulted in a hard landing. The links embedded below provide preliminary news coverage of this flight-related tragedy and we at Pilot Law, P.C. are actively investigating this unfortunate incident. We are keenly sympathetic to injured parties in tragedies such as this, having litigated dozens like it in courts throughout the country and abroad and having a former military medical evacuation helicopter pilot among our staff. In cases such as this, injured parties may have legal recourse against various entities, including the aircraft and/or component manufacturers and the owner/operator of the aircraft. We at Pilot Law, P.C. bring years’ of experience and expertise to bear and will diligently and relentlessly pursue the truth on behalf of the potential victims.