No one knows for sure what happened. Perhaps it was a mechanical malfunction that cost three lives.
This is one of those stories you really hate to hear —- three dedicated professionals, two nurses and a top-notch helicopter pilot, killed in a crash. The chopper was on its way to another hospital to pick up a patient when it went down. There were no patients onboard at the time.
When bad things happen to good people, there is an investigation. This case is no exception, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board pulling out the stops to try and understand what happened that fateful day. The 65-year-old pilot had 23-years under his belt flying for the Army and 19 flying for the company that offered air services to the hospital. The craft, an MBBK 117, was noted to be stable and reliable.
In this case, the hospital owned the helicopter outright, and they contracted with a company for services, that included the pilot, FAA certification and maintenance. The investigation into this crash will likely focus on the maintenance record of the whirlybird to see if everything was in proper working order and it was safety checked rigorously before each flight. There might also be questions about the pilot’s medical history, and whether or not he was taking medication for a condition that might have impaired his ability to fly.
The deceased’s families will most likely file wrongful death lawsuits, even without knowing the precise cause of the wreck, and then the long wait to a case resolution begins. In order to pay their extra bills, these families may need pre-settlement funding to tide them over until their case is settled, or goes to court.
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