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$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

$24.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Aviation Case

| Aviation Accidents
In the News Phoenix Business Journal covers the historic avaition verdict in their article, Phoenix jury awards Glendale helicopter owner $24.1M for helicopter crash in Arizona desert” The trial team led by Hunter J. Shkolnik, Esq. along with Partner Patrick Haines and Associate Brett Bustamante of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC obtained a $24.1 million-dollar verdict in…Read the article
NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

NTSB Eyes Key Errors In Troy Gentry Helo Crash

| Aviation Accidents
In a preliminary report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded that the New Jersey helicopter accident that killed country music singer Troy Gentry may not have been “accidental” at all. Several hours before a scheduled concert, Mr. Gentry went up in a Schweizer 269C helicopter “to provide an orientation/pleasure flight to the passenger who…Read the article
Lawsuit Filed Against AgustaWestland for Defective Parts

Lawsuit Filed Against AgustaWestland for Defective Parts

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
Today, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, on behalf of its clients, filed suit against AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. AgustaWestland is the North American distributor of Agusta A1091A and A109A MK II helicopters. These helicopters were identified last year by the FAA as being defective. As the…Read the article
Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

| Aviation Accidents
San Pedro Helicopter Crash Not the Manufacturer’s First A preliminary report for the January 4th Robinson R22 helicopter crash released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that a part of the main rotor blade was not recovered but that the point where it broke off was jagged and angular. Robinson Helicopter Company released…Read the article
Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

| Aviation Accidents
Robinson Helicopters Company and Lycoming Engines are Participating in the NTSB Investigation of the fateful Sunset Helicopter Crash that took the life of LA Photographer Michael Justice and Pilot Christopher Reed On January 12, 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the tragic January 4, 2017 sunset crash off the coast…Read the article
Sunset Helicopter Charter Flight Turns Fatal

Sunset Helicopter Charter Flight Turns Fatal

| Aviation Accidents
“Officials said crews located the wreckage just inside the break wall Thursday morning. The helicopter was attempting to take photographs of a cruise ship when it reportedly crashed in the ocean. Eyewitness News (Image Source) learned that an R-22 Beta helicopter left the Torrance Airport around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The helicopter belongs to JJ Helicopters,…Read the article
Mount Baldy, CA Helicopter Crash Injures All on Board

Mount Baldy, CA Helicopter Crash Injures All on Board

| Aviation Accidents
UPDATE: 1/2/2017 Surviving passenger William Francis has little memory of the crash or the events that took place shortly thereafter. He did take video and shared it with local news media. Mr. Francis does remember hearing a low RPM warning. A caution light illuminates and an audible warning goes off when the rotor RPM—Nr—drops below…Read the article
A Smartphone & A Boy’s Death in a Hawaii Helicopter Crash

A Smartphone & A Boy’s Death in a Hawaii Helicopter Crash

| Aviation Accidents
This article was published in the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice Newsletter. On February 18, 2016 a Bell-206 crashed into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The crash injured the four passengers and the pilot. A boy passenger tragically died after being transported to a hospital. According to the NTSB preliminary report, “The pilot reported…Read the article
SCE’s Powerlines — Pilots Cannot Avoid What They Cannot See

SCE’s Powerlines — Pilots Cannot Avoid What They Cannot See

| Aviation Accidents
This latest tragic and fatal aircraft wire strike crash killed both souls on board the Rutan Varieze light aircraft, registration number N80681, on May 28, 2016 in Santa Paula County. This latest event and the previous three very likely would not have happened if Southern California Edison (“SCE”) spent a fraction of the money it…Read the article
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