Kreindler Following Fatal Midair Collision Between a Robinson R22 Helicopter and a Piper PA-28 Airplane in Chandler, Arizona
October 1, 2021
Two people were killed on Friday, October 1, 2021 when a Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter and a Piper PA-28-181 Archer II airplane collided mid-air at Chandler Airpark located 22 miles southeast of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona. Both aircraft were operated by flight schools. The Piper PA-28 was operated by Flight Operations Academy and the Robinson R22 helicopter was operated by Quantum Helicopters.
In the Media
News reports indicated that the Robinson R22 helicopter crashed and caught fire killing both people onboard while the Piper P-28 landed safely, reportedly only damaging its landing gear. Kreindler has handled numerous post-crash fire cases involving Robinson helicopters including a crash during the filming of James Cameron’s Challenger Deep movie.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be investigating the mid-air aircraft crash.
Kreindler’s Related Legal Articles
Kreindler attorneys Justin Green and Steve Pounian authored a legal article relating to litigation involving flight schools. Issues can arise in cases against flight schools as they may require creating stricter standards of proof, but courts should not be automatically closed to all claims.
Attorney Green also authored the article Assessing Duties of Pilots, Controllers After Collision Over the Hudson following Kreindler’s successful prosecution of actions on behalf of multiple victims of the 2009 Hudson River mid-air collision between a Piper airplane and Eurocopter helicopter.
Justin Green is not only an aviation airplane attorney and CNN aviation analyst, but also a former Marine Corps fighter jet pilot who holds commercial licenses in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. In fact, Kreindler’s staff of aviation attorneys includes four commercially-licensed helicopter pilots.
Kreindler Related Experience
- Kreindler attorneys successfully settled cases arising out of the Hudson River Mid-Air Collision involving a Eurocopter helicopter and a Piper airplane.
- In another notable case, the firm successfully settled a wrongful death action involving a Bell helicopter and Piper airplane in the mid-air collision near Philadelphia that killed U.S. Senator John Heinz along with 5 other people.
- Kreindler Sues Titanic Director’s Production Company on Behalf of Helicopter Pilot’s Family.
- Kreindler files lawsuit on behalf of well-known model and actress injured in Robinson 22 helicopter accident.
Photo Credit: Robinson R22 Beta helicopter, Bob Adams