RIVERSIDE COUNTY – On November 25, 2012, one person was tragically killed in a fiery helicopter crash that took place at the Corona Municipal Airport. Corona police arrived on the scene of the accident at approximately 11 p.m. to discover the helicopter in flames. The pilot, the only passenger on board, was still inside the helicopter and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Authorities were withholding the identity of the victim until family members could be notified.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are trying to determine the cause of the crash, but at press time, knew little of the events leading up to the crash. Two witnesses reported hearing an explosion after hearing the rotor blades strike the building and investigators confirmed that one or more of the helicopter’s rotor blades struck the roof of the airport’s refueling station.
Aviation Accident Liability
Until authorities conclude their investigation of this devastating crash, it is impossible to determine the cause of the crash. If the investigation reveals the crash was caused by a defective part, flawed helicopter design, or malfunctioning electronic system, the victim’s family members may be able to seek justice in the civil court system.
For more information about seeking justice in the civil court system, it is highly recommended family members talk to a professional California aviation accident lawyer at the law firm of Estey Bomberger. We are familiar with state and federal aviation laws and have the resources needed to handle a case involving state and federal agencies. Please call today to learn how we can help you! Consultations are free and there is no charge for the call.