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Category: Wrongful Death

Update on NTSB Preliminary Report on Kobe Bryant Crash

The NTSB just released its “Aircraft Accident Investigative Update” on the Kobe Bryant crash. This update consumes 11 pages and lists participating parties as the FAA, Island Express Helicopters, Sikorsky and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. If you don’t have this most recent update, email us at pbailey@baileypatners.com and we will forward it to […]

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On My Bicycle – How Dangerous Now?

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) —  Car vs Bicycle injuries now account for 30% of the bicycle deaths or serious injuries!   How did the numbers get that high?  Two reasons:  (1) More Bicycles are on the road.   (2) Distracted Driving.    Yes, your chances of getting killed or seriously injured has sky rocketed by distracted drivers who are too busy reading texts or emails to pay attention to […]

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Common Causes of Helicopter Crashes

Are there common causes for helicopter crashes?  Yes, there are. Here are the most common causes:    Weather Weather is a very common factor.  However, dynamic, treacherous weather conditions such as thunderstorms or fast moving cold fronts are often not a factor.  Why?  Because the danger is so obvious that pilots typically avoid any dynamic weather conditions.  However, restrictions to visibility such as low-level clouds, fog […]

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Holiday Airplane or Helicopter Crashes – “Go or No Go”?

Holiday Air Crashes – “Go or no Go? During the holiday season helicopter and airplane flights are typically “gotta go now.” Whether its ‘get home-itis’ or an opportunity to experience the ‘thrill of a lifetime’ it is all too often a flight that ends with a crash. Already this holiday season helicopter and airplane crashes […]

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