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Charleston Helicopter Accident Attorney
The Charleston Airport has an impressive safety record. The last aviation accident occurred in 1974. Even though helicopter accidents are rare, they can still occur and usually result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one is involved in a helicopter accident, you may be eligible for compensation. If you need a Charleston helicopter accident lawyer, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help. Contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Drones and Charleston Helicopter Accidents
Drones are becoming more common and pose a risk to helicopter pilots. The Federal Aviation Administration requires all drones to fly within eyeshot of the individual controlling the remote. Drones must also stay out of airspace dedicated to helicopters and other manned aircraft.
Unfortunately, not all drone operators follow FAA regulations. A Robinson R22 helicopter turned on its side during an unbalanced landing caused by losing control after hitting a tree while trying to avoid a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone.
Other Causes of Helicopter Accidents
Drones aren’t the only cause of helicopter accidents. Some other factors that can cause a helicopter to go down include,
Occasionally, shortcuts are taken in the manufacturing process. If cheap or untested materials are used or the design is flawed, an accident can occur. When this happens, helicopter designers and manufacturers can be held liable in a product liability claim.
A Component Fails or Malfunctions
Various components on a helicopter will need replacing due to normal wear and tear. Any part that is replaced, installed, or fitted on the aircraft has the potential to fail, putting occupants at risk during flight. Common malfunctioning helicopter components include electrical systems, seat belts, safety harnesses, and rotor systems.
Pilot error is a common cause of helicopter accidents. Some examples of pilot error include the loss of aircraft control, improper training, failure to recognize a potential crash situation, or flying while intoxicated, distracted, or overtired. Pilots may even override caution and attempt to take off and/or land in bad weather.
Sometimes, helicopter maintenance is outsourced to unqualified personnel. If a crash occurs, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help determine who is liable for quality control, regular maintenance, and routine inspections—and whether an unsafe or untested craft was placed in service.
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