Nine Firefighters Believed Dead After Helicopter Crash in California

A Sikorsky S-61 helicopter transporting firefighters to a northern California fire crashed leaving nine people dead and four others seriously injured. The crash occurred on Tuesday night just north of Redding near the Shasta Trinity National Forest. The Federation Aviation Administration reported that the crash has occurred for unknown reasons and that both FAA and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on their way to the scene to being their investigation.

The helicopter involved in the crash is owned and operated by Carson Helicopters. The helicopter that crashed is 30 years old and has been used for fighting fires for 10 years.

Aviation accidents are extremely complex and require an immediate independent investigation to preserve necessary evidence and obtain information from witnesses and those involved. Helicopter crashes such as these continue to happen, and each incident is as tragic as the previous one. If you have lost a loved one, or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a helicopter crash, it is important that you seek the immediate help of an experienced law firm that can properly, effectively and rapidly set up your case. Call now, don’t delayand speak with one of our attorneys for a free consultation of your aviation crash case.

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