June 7th, 2013|
June 7, 2013
A Kentucky Helicopter Crash that occurred last night was responsible for claiming the lives of three people who were onboard the aircraft. Reports say the crash happened at approximately 11 p.m. in the parking lot of Paces Creek Elementary School outside the town of Manchester.
According to an article from ABC News, the Bell 206 LongRanger Aircraft had been completely refurbished in May of last year to allow it to carry heavier payloads. The helicopter was carrying a patient to a local hospital when it went down in heavy fog conditions.
This wasn’t the first accident the company who owned the aircraft has dealt with in recent years. The company’s aircraft have been involved in two other fatal crashes in the last six years. One of the accidents occurred in Indiana in 2008, killing all three crewmembers aboard the flight, while the other incident happened in Alabama in 2007.
While an investigation into the cause of the crash has been launched, the Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out that because helicopters are capable of flying under more severe circumstances and weather conditions than fixed-wing aircraft, they are often more susceptible to crashes and accidents.
The firm understands how devastating such a crash can be. They would like to send their deepest condolences to the families of the victims of this tragic accident.