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Montgomery — Firefighter Dead After Helicopter Crashes in Sam Houston National Forest

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 10:07 pm by Williams Hart    

At approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, a helicopter crashed in the Sam Houston National Forest, and it killed one person.

According to authorities, the helicopter was contracted by the United States Forest Service to help with two controlled burn operations that were scheduled on Wednesday, one for 1,583 acres near the intersection of FM 1375 and FS 233 in Walker County and the other for 969 acres south of FM 149 near FS 219 in Montgomery County. However, the helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances near the intersection of Bethel Road and FM 149, in northwest Montgomery County.

The pilot and a passenger survived the crash and were brought to a nearby hospital in stable condition. The passenger who died was a United States Forest Service firefighter.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified firefighter. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. It is noted that airplane and helicopter crashes are significantly a lot more dangerous and devastating than other vehicular accidents simply because of the extreme heights and speeds involved with them. Serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage are the expected outcomes of an aviation accident.

Some of the common causes of aviation accidents are air traffic controller error, negligence by the airline, airplane or helicopter pilot error, pilot intoxication, and helicopter or airplane defects and malfunction.

Aside from the devastating nature of aviation accidents, cases involving them are substantially complex, and as a result, a trusted attorney is needed to help the victim and their family. So, if you’re a victim of an aviation accident, or you knows someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Aviation accident lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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