Haberkorn & Associates
Talk to an attorney today
800-799-8410 | 650-268-8378

Flying the dangerous skies

Most California residents are familiar with the sound and sight of helicopters. Various government entities and private corporations use these vehicles to patrol the state's highways, train military personnel, conduct tours and respond to medical emergencies. Helicopters are generally safe, but mistakes in operation or problems with design, maintenance and manufacturing have the potential for catastrophic consequences. 

At the very least, aviation crashes are likely to result in severe injury and property damage. More often than not, the unfortunate reality is that not everyone involved survives any given helicopter accident. Even isolated incidents should be avoided, but these events happen more often than people might think. 

Military operations represent a major portion of helicopter traffic. According to USA Today, a recent aviation crash presumably claimed the lives of four crewmembers during marine training exercises. The same article goes on to list several other military crashes, even one that happened on the same day involving a jet in Africa. 

CBS reported on another aviation disaster in the state, in which a helicopter collided with a home. The tragic details of this incident are especially sobering when one considers that the company owning the aircraft advertised a perfect safety record prior to the crash. 

Thankfully, helicopters do not plummet into the residences of unsuspecting California residents every day. Air travel in the state is relatively safe. The preservation this high level of safety requires individuals to continue to hold negligent helicopter operators and manufacturing companies accountable for the injurious results of their failures.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Get An Absolutely Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Haberkorn & Associates
2055 Woodside Rd., Suite 155
Redwood City, CA 94061

Toll Free: 800-799-8410
Phone: 650-268-8378
Fax: 650-332-1528
Map & Directions

Haberkorn & Associates