Legal news for Mississippi aviation accident attorneys. Helicopter crash kills one and injures another at Hawkins Field Airport.
Federal Aviation Administration alerts Mississippi aviation accident lawyers- Two FAA employees involved in fatal helicopter crash.
Jackson, MS—Two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http://www.faa.gov/ employees were involved in a helicopter crash at the Hawkins Field Airport. The helicopter crash happened on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 around 3:00 p.m., as reported by the Clarion Ledger.
According to the FAA, the two employees, Charles Farmer, 59, of Wetumpka, Alabama, and Larry Wells, of Crystal Springs were practicing maneuvers when the helicopter for unknown reasons slammed into the porch of duplex. Witnesses stated the Robinson R44 Raven I helicopter appeared to be having engine problems, and was trying to land before it plummeted into the duplex. Farmer and Wells were rushed by emergency medical services (EMS) crews to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment of their serious injuries sustained in the crash. Farmer was later pronounced dead by attending medical professionals, and Wells is currently listed in critical condition. Farmer reportedly just started working for the FAA a month ago as a safety inspector, and Wells has also been an FAA safety inspector for three years. No one in the neighborhood was injured in connection with the helicopter crash. The residents of the duplex were at work when the helicopter crash-landed into their home. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) http://www.fbi.gov, and the FAA are all investigating the crash.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Mississippi lawyers specializing in aviation accident claims.