Monday, March 2, 2015

Aircraft Accidents in Hawaii

The Hawaiian island are rich with natural beauty.  However, much of the terrain is rugged and remote and can cause difficulties with rescue when an accident happens.  Aircraft accidents in Hawaii are no exception.  Aircraft accidents happen frequently sometimes causing injuries and fatalities.

Aircraft accidents can be the result of many different factors including pilot error, mechanical failure or weather. 

By their very nature, airplane and helicopter accidents cause a tremendous amount of publicity and can also be very stressful for victims and their family members.  If you have been involved in an aircraft accident, contact an experienced attorney today to protect your rights. 
 Here is an list of select recent aircraft accidents in Hawaii. 

January 16, 2015.  Cessna 172N lost engine power and crashed into remote Halawa Valley on the island of Molokai.  Injuries but all occupants survived. 

September 24, 2014.  Piper PA25-260.  This type of aircraft is commonly used for agriculture or towing other planes such as gliders.  In this situation, the aircraft ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the ocean surf near the shore on the island of Oahu. No injuries. 

September 21, 2014.  Robinson Helicopter R44.  The helicopter sustained a hard landing on Oahu in a quartering tailwind.  There was substantial damage to the aircraft.  No injuries. 

September 13, 2014.  Eurocopter AS 350 B2.  Maui, Hawaii.  The helicopter's tail rotor struck an auxiliary power cart that was close to the aircraft causing substantial damage to the tail boom and rotor.  No injuries were reported. 

The remote Halawa Valley in Maui County, the island of Molokai where a recent airplane crash occurred.  

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