The team at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has represented over 650 victims in a wide variety of air accidents, including many helicopter crashes. We have conducted extensive investigations related to crashes involving Robinson Helicopter Company. We have visited their headquarters in Torrance, California (not far from our main office in Los Angeles) on numerous occasions to conduct post crash inspections of the helicopters involved in our clients' cases and to take depositions of company personnel.
Cases We Have Handled Involving Robinson Helicopters
June 23, 2016, Robinson R66 helicopter crash, near Wikieup, Arizona. The R66 crashed during a cross-country flight, headed for Riverside, California to conduct a chief pilot check ride with an FAA inspector.
March 22, 2015, Robinson R44 helicopter crash, near Orlando, Florida. The R44 collided with a building and exploded into fire.
November 20, 2013, Robinson R66 helicopter crash, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
July 9, 2012, Robinson R22 crash, near Murrieta, California. The R22 crashed during flight instruction.
July 12, 2011, the first Robinson R66 helicopter crash, near Flandes, Colombia, (two people were killed). We inspected this wreckage in Colombia and then had it shipped to the U.S. We and our team of experts are conducting an extensive investigation into this crash.
August 29, 2008, crash near Table Rock Lake, Missouri, involving a Robinson R44 II operated by Central Illinois Air Corp., (two people were killed). This case resolved with a confidential settlement.
June 14, 2008, Robinson R44 II operated by Adventure Helicopter Tours crashed in Topanga Canyon, California (the two passengers and the pilot were injured). We resolved this case with a confidential settlement.
August 2, 2007, a Robinson R44 II charter flight operated by Classic Helicopter Corp., crashed and burned three miles south of Easton, Washington (three passengers and one pilot were killed). We resolved this case on the eve of trial with a confidential settlement.
July 8, 2004, a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter crashed in Rochester, Minnesota (the student pilot was killed, and the flight instructor seriously injured). This case was resolved with a confidential settlement.
November 27, 2001, a Robinson R22 Helicopter crashed in San Salvador, El Salvador (the passenger and pilot were both killed). We were successful in obtaining U.S. jurisdiction for this case and we subsequently resolved it for our clients with a confidential settlement.
Robinson Helicopter Company Overview
Robinson Helicopter Company began in 1973 as a helicopter manufacturing company, based in Southern California, which produces the R22, a two-seater model, and the R44, a four-seater model. In 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration certified the company's newest model, the R66, a turbine-powered model, and since that time more than 700 R66 helicopters have been sold. In the past four decades, the company has built more than 10,000 helicopters.
The company employs a workforce of approximately 1,000 workers who work in manufacturing, refurbishing older aircraft and providing training for instructors and technicians. Robinson also offers helicopters that are made specifically for law enforcement agencies and news organizations.
Robinson Helicopter Crash History
There have been more than 1,288 accidents involving Robinson Helicopter aircraft. Nearly 300 of these were fatal accidents, and as a result, over 500 individuals have died. Following, are the injury and fatality statistics, according to the NTSB accident database for each Robinson model aircraft, as of September 26, 2016:
Model R22 - 904 R22 accidents; 160 of those incidents were fatal; 239 people have died
Model R44 - 346 R44 accidents; 119 of those incidents were fatal; 252 people have died
Model R66 - 20 R66 accidents; 10 of those incidents were fatal; 22 people have died
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If a Robinson helicopter crash has had a serious impact on your family, contact us online or call 888-406-6726. Based in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., we have the experience and expertise and are available to handle all types of airline, general aviation, and helicopter crashes throughout the U.S. and around the world, and especially crashes involving helicopters manufactured by Robinson Helicopter Co.
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