Couple Sues after Second Fatal Helicopter Crash on Kuai in 4 days


After the second fatal helicopter crash on the beautiful island of Kuai in just four days, a New Hampshire couple who survived the crash filed a law suit against Boeing, the parent company of the manufacturer, and a subcontractor, Aluminum Precision Products, as well as the operator, Inter-Island Helicopters and the pilot. The wife suffered a paralyzing spinal injury, while the husband suffered a broken arm. The suit seeks unspecified damages, and is the second suit filed in this crash, the first suit having already been settled for an undisclosed amount.

The suit claims that the design of the aircraft was faulty and that substandard materials were used in what is called a root fitting in the tail rotor section, which witnesses say blew apart before the helicopter crashed. Although the pilot claims that an inspection of the tail section showed no unusual circumstances, such as loose bolts or delamination of the tail rotor blades, the tail section came apart mid-flight, and could not be found.

It is likely that this case will also be settled in the near future. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of an aviation accident, contact today to get in touch with a local lawyer who can stand up for your rights.