First Lawsuit Surfaces In Wake Of PHI S-76 Crash | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.26.15

Airborne 05.27.15

Airborne 05.28.15

Airborne 05.29.15

 

Sun, Jan 11, 2009

First Lawsuit Surfaces In Wake Of PHI S-76 Crash

Wrongful Death Suit Accuses Company Of Negligence

Although the accident investigation is far from over, the widow of a victim of last week's crash of a PHI Sikorsky S-76 helicopter is suing helo operator PHI.

Britain Boudreaux, the estranged wife of the late Allen Boudreaux, is proceeding with a wrongful death suit against PHI, Inc., accusing the company of negligence, the Lafayette, LA Daily Advertiser reported.

Boudreaux's attorney, William Dodd, said, "All reports and information I have, the weather was not a factor," Dodd said. "It's got to be something mechanical or it's got to be pilot error."

As ANN reported, at approximately 2:09 pm (CST) on January 4, a Sikorsky S-76C helicopter operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City, LA.

The aircraft was on a Part 135 revenue flight to oil platform number 301B. It had taken off from Amelie, Louisiana about 7 minutes before the crash. There were no radio reports of problems from the crew before the crash. Weather at the time is reported to have been visual flight rule conditions, with scattered clouds at 1,000 feet and 10 miles visibility.

An Emergency Locating Transmitter (ELT) emitted a signal following the crash and helped search and rescue personnel find the wreckage. Eight of the nine persons aboard perished, with the lone survivor listed in critical condition.

The National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation of the crash. The wreckage of the aircraft has been transported to Lafayette, LA for detailed examination, and its cockpit voice recorders have been sent to NTSB facilities in Washington, DC for analysis, NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz said.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov, www.phihelico.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

Aero-TV: Giving It A Whirl - Horizon Hobby’s RC Helicopter Offerings

The Capabilities and Complex Talents of Today's RC Rotorcraft Result In Surprisingly Simple Fun! While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a compan>[...]

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW Last week, the FAA released a document stating that sign>[...]

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center ha>[...]

AD: Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-06 PRODUCT: Certain Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC