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UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Tragic Crash

November 20, 2020

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On Thursday, November 12, 20202, eight international peacekeepers, including six Americans, lost their lives serving our country during a reconnaissance mission when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. There was one survivor, an American, who has been hospitalized in serious condition. While the crash investigation is in its early stages, preliminary reports indicate a mechanical failure may have been one of the contributing causes of the crash.  Often, aviation disasters are the result of a multitude of causes, any one of which could have prevented the crash.

Our aviation team of lawyers, including partner James R. Lebovitz as well as consulting aviation experts,gfz are closely following and analyzing the crash investigation data. Our team is standing by ready and uniquely qualified to assist and represent the families of those heroes.  Even though this crash occurred in Egypt, the sole survivor and families of those who perished have the right to bring their claims and file civil actions in the United States for many reasons, including the fact that the UH-60 helicopter was designed and manufactured in the U.S.

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, founded in 1928, is a highly experienced, respected, and qualified plaintiffs trial law firm representing only families and survivors of transportation disasters.  We have represented scores of families and victims of airplane, helicopter, and air traffic control calamities. In addition, we have been privileged to serve as Federal and State Court appointed members of steering committees and lead counsel teams in most of the high-profile aviation disasters in modern history.  We have all the necessary resources and capacity to vigorously investigation the facts and circumstances which caused or contributed to the cause of the crash. In these regards, we will fully be best positioned to achieve justice for our clients in the forthcoming civil actions as well as to recover damages for the families of the law. We encourage you to visit our website and specifically our aviation practice pages for further history on our experience and results.

Please contact James R. Lebovitz, partner at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, with your questions either by email at: or by phone at 216-406-1058.

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