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$2.8 Million Settlement Reached in Pilot-Caused Helicopter Crash

$2.8 Million Settlement Reached in Pilot-Caused Helicopter Crash

Robin Leedom, a 43 year-old single mother whose work involved arranging air transport for VIPs, was the sole passenger in a chartered Bell 206 Helicopter on a flight from Orlando to Daytona Beach. Her flight never arrived. The Bell 206 crashed in low clouds and reduced visibility in a swampy area, spreading the wreckage 300 feet. Robin and the pilot were killed on impact.
NTSB investigators and officials were initially baffled about why an experienced pilot, on a routine flight, would suddenly lose control and crash. Our firm was hired by Ms. Leedom’s estate to determine the cause of this fatal accident. Our investigation uncovered that the blood alcohol level of the pilot was at an illegal level of 11 points when he was transporting Ms. Leedom. Prior to filing suit, a $2.8 Million settlement was reached with the insurers for the charter company.
"My sister would be very pleased with the work you did for her kids. Thanks again to you and your team for a tremendous job!" - Jeff Smith, Brother of Robin Leedom