A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Sundance Helicopters Inc, a company which operated a sightseeing tour helicopter which crashed, killing five people in December. This lawsuit was filed on of four children of Delwin and Tamara Chapman, who died in the helicopter crash on December 7th while celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. The Sundance Helicopter Company has offered condolences to the Chapman family but has not commented on the lawsuit’s allegations.
A similar civil wrongful death lawsuit was filed on December 13th against Sundance on behalf of the families of Lovish Bhanot, 28, and Anupama Bhola, a couple on their honeymoon from India that were killed in the same helicopter crash. The pilot, Landon Nield was also killed in the crash.
According to both lawsuits, the radar tracking data made public by the National Transportation Safety Board showed that the six-seat Aerospatiale AS350-B2 aircraft spun into what is called an “erratic and abnormal” flight pattern in the last minute before the crash. It is suspected that the crash was a result of a pilot error or mechanical failure. The helicopter made one test flight and two passenger tours as well as had routine maintenance before the fatal flight. It was reported that the pilot made no emergency call before the crash and a search and rescue team find the charred scene and determined that there were no survivors. The Chapman lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
In Tennessee and all across the country unfortunately tragic accidents happen sometimes that could have been avoided if the recommended health and safety precautions had been followed. These tragic accidents unfortunately typically lead to serious injury or even death for the people involved. These accidents can leave families and other loved ones that are left behind devastated. If you or someone you care about has been seriously injured or died as the result of an accident you feel could have been prevented, then you should talk to a Tennessee wrongful death lawyer right away.
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