Common Causes of Helicopter Accidents

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Riding in a helicopter can be a very fun and exciting experience. However, each year people fall victim to fatal injuries after being involved in helicopter accidents. By knowing what can cause these accidents, you may be in a better position to help protect yourself and those you care about.

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a helicopter accident caused by the negligence of someone else, it is important that you act quickly to seek the compensation you deserve to help with your recovery. Contact the Tucson, Flagstaff and Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. today to learn more about your legal options.

Factors that Contribute to Helicopter Crashes

As with any aircraft, helicopters can be involved in tragic accidents with little or no warning, potentially causing great harm or loss of life to the helicopter operators, passengers, and anyone else involved in the crash. In many cases, these crashes are the result of negligence on the part of the helicopter pilot or owner. Some common causes of helicopter accidents include:

    • Mechanical error
    • Loss of fuel
    • Operator error
    • Design defect
    • Sudden change in weather conditions
    • Miscommunication from ground control
    • Collision with other aircrafts or structures
    • Loss of control
    • Electrical malfunction

Any of these experiences can lead to very dangerous and tragic helicopter accidents, negatively impacting the lives of many people. When this happens, it is important those responsible are held accountable for their role in causing harm.