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The Associated Press - April 11, 2016

Helicopter That Crashed, Killed 4 Not Certified to Fly in Fog

The Associated Press 4/11/2016 A medical helicopter was not certified for flying in the foggy, low‑visibility conditions it encountered before crashing last month with a patient in southeast Alabama, killing all four aboard, federal investigators say in a newly released report. Fog and mist enveloped the landing zone in a farm field near the scene […]

The Southeast Sun - March 31, 2016

National Attorney, Crash Expert Weighs in on Haynes Air Crash

By Jan Murray The Southeast Sun 3/31/2016 While it is too early to know for sure what led to a fatal air ambulance helicopter crash March 26, a helicopter crash expert, attorney and author Gary C. Robb said, “If you rule out mechanical malfunction then, obviously, you’re looking at pilot error or a combination of […]

The Wall Street Journal - December 29, 2015

Helicopter Industry Changes Course to Make Safety Improvements

By Andy Pasztor The Wall Street Journal 12/29/2015 The helicopter industry is changing course to embrace tougher fuel-tank fire standards for many models in production after years of stiff resistance to the safety fixes as unnecessary and expensive. The shift also portends retrofits for at least several thousand additional rotorcraft already in service—the vast majority […]

USA Today - August 26, 2015

NTSB Urges Fire-Resistant Tanks for Helicopters

By Thomas Frank USA Today 8/26/2015 Half a century after aviation officials first grew concerned about people burning to death in helicopter crashes, a federal safety agency is urging the installation of equipment that would prevent fuel leaks that have caused hundreds of fires, leading to scores of deaths and serious injuries. The National Transportation […]

CBS Denver - July 31, 2015

Lawsuits Filed Over Medical Helicopter Crash In Frisco

CBS Denver 7/31/2015 FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – An attorney for two people who were injured in a fiery helicopter crash in Frisco that killed the pilot filed lawsuits Friday, saying a rotor malfunctioned, sending the aircraft spinning out of control. The helicopter hit three vehicles before it crashed. The lawsuits name Air Methods Corp., the […]


NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Alaskan Crash

By Rebecca Guterman MONTGOMERY COUNTY SENTINEL 7/09/2015 The National Transportation Safety Board has taken the first steps in investigating a plane crash June 25 that killed the pilot and all eight passengers, including two North Potomac residents. Glenda Cambiaso, 31, and Hugo Cambiaso, 65, were two of the passengers aboard the sightseeing plane that was […]

SUN HERALD - April 1, 2015

Aviation Lawyer: Mechanical Problem Likely Cause of Crash

By Robin Fitzgerald SUN HERALD 4/01/2015 The few details released from Monday’s fatal helicopter crash in the De Soto National Forest indicate a mechanical problem was likely to blame, an aviation attorney and author said. Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City attorney and author of “Helicopter Crash Litigation,” said he has studied aviation crashes for […]

The New York Times - February 13, 2015

FAA Orders Inspections After Fatal Colorado Chopper Crash

The New York Times 2/13/2015 DENVER – The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded more than 300 Enstrom helicopters nationwide until they can be inspected for possible cracks like the one that may have caused a crash last month that killed two people in Colorado. In an emergency directive issued Thursday, the FAA said that the […]

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL - September 19, 2014

Jury Awards $16M in Sundance Helicopter Crash

By Carri Geer Thevenot LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL 9/19/2014 A Las Vegas jury awarded $16 million Friday to the families of two married couples who died in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead. “For almost three years the defendant, Sundance Helicopters Inc., has denied liability to these people for this helicopter crash,” attorney Gary […]

Ingram's Magazine - September 1, 2014

Anita Porte Robb Honored as Legal Rainmaker by Ingram’s Magazine

Ingram’s Magazine 9/01/2014 ANITA ROBB ROBB & ROBB As a profession, the legal sector appeals to the social conscience of many a college student. In that sense, young Anita Porte Robb was no different from most other law school students, and the original calling still rings loud and clear. “The law combines philosophical principles, intellectually […]

TRIAL - February 1, 2014

Helicopter Crashes 101

Gary C. Robb TRIAL 2/01/2014 When it comes to helicopter crashes, the evidence and potential defendants can be far flung. Prompt investigation of the crash site and knowledge about common causes of these crashes are critical. When a helicopter crashes, the wreckage can leave a trail of clues that leads all the way back to […]

THE DAILY SENTINEL - January 28, 2014

Families Face ‘Toughest’ Loss

By Dennis Webb THE DAILY SENTINEL 1/28/2014 SILT — Judi Tagg of Denver peered down from a road Tuesday at the wreckage of a helicopter her son, Chris Gaskill, was in when it crashed Monday. “This is the toughest day a mother can ever have,” she said. Gaskill, of Hot/Shot Infrared Inspections, died along with […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - January 17, 2014

Lawyers prevail in appeals over plane crash award

By Jennifer Mann Missouri Lawyers Weekly 1/17/2014 Missouri Lawyers Awards: Influential Appellate Advocate It took seven years, but the families of the victims who died in a 2006 skydiving plane crash finally received their $52.5 million. Kansas City husband-and-wife team Gary C. Robb and Anita P. Robb, of law firm Robb & Robb, are the […]

Aviation Law Week - November 1, 2013

DHC- 6 Twin Otter Crash Which Killed Group of Skydivers Settles for $52.5 Million

Aviation Law Week November 1, 2013 Shortly after a DHC-6 Twin Otter departed Sullivan Regional Airport in Sullivan, Missouri, on a skydiving mission, witnesses on the ground observed the right engine burst into flames. Only moments later the Twin Otter crashed. Four of the five passengers and the pilot (an American Eagle pilot and co-owner […]

WMC-TV - October 31, 2013

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Medical Chopper Crash

By Andrew Douglas WMC-TV 10/31/2013 SOMERVILLE, TN -(WMC-TV) – The probable cause of the medical helicopter crash that killed all three people on board near Somerville, Tenn., last week may take up to a year to determine. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report on the October 22 crash. According to the […]

WALL STREET JOURNAL - September 6, 2013

North Sea Crash Underscores Poor Progress in Helicopter Safety

By Andy Pasztor & Daniel Michaels WALL STREET JOURNAL 9/06/2013 The fatal crash of a Eurocopter oil-rig helicopter in the North Sea last month underscores stalled progress in reducing commercial helicopter accidents world-wide. In spite of advances in cockpit technology and enhanced pilot training, helicopters’ global safety record has failed to improve dramatically over the […]

The Baltimore Sun - August 16, 2013

Mother of Copter Crash Victim Sues Aviation Firms

By John Fritze The Baltimore Sun 8/16/2013 The mother of a 3-year-old boy killed in a northeastern Pennsylvania helicopter crash last month filed the first lawsuit in the accident Friday, seeking unspecified damages from two aviation companies and the pilot’s estate. Crystal McKain of Leesburg, Va., sued Virginia-based Hampton Roads Charter Service, alleging that the […]

Missouri Lawyers Weekly - May 13, 2013

Families settle over fatal helicopter crash

By Scott Lauck Missouri Lawyers Weekly May 13, 2013 NTSB blamed pilot error for accident that killed four The families of two people killed in a medical helicopter crash in Clay County reached an $8 million settlement with the aircraft’s operator. The August 26, 2011, crash near the town of Mosby killed pilot James Freudenberg, […]

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 7, 2013

Appeals Court Affirms $48 Million Jury Award in Plane Crash Case

By Jennifer MannThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch5/07/2013 ST. LOUIS • The Missouri Court of Appeals has restored $28 million in punitive damages to families of four sky divers and a pilot killed July 29, 2006, when their plane crashed seconds after taking off from Sullivan Regional Airport. A Franklin County jury decided upon the $28 million award […]

The Kansas City Star - April 10, 2013

Helicopter Crash is Tragic Case of Texting

By Mark Morris The Kansas City Star 4/10/2013 Texting contributed to a 2011 Northland helicopter crash that killed four people after a distracted pilot took off without enough fuel, accident investigators revealed Tuesday. The medical helicopter crashed just before 7 p.m. Aug. 26, its fuel exhausted, about a mile short of Midwest National Air Center […]


The two highest jury verdicts in the United States in helicoptor crash trials

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The Bulldog & The Ballerina


The Golden Couple

How Two Former Defense Lawyers Became One of the Most Successful Plaintiffs’ Duos in the Country


Record $82M Recovery In Helicopter Crash Cases

Highest Amount Ever Collected in Death Suits


Litigator v. Helicopter

Attorney Gary Robb is by far the most successful helicopter-crash trial lawyer in the country.


Lawyer Becomes "Go-to-Guy" After Helicopter Crashes

The family of a Louisiana man killed in a helicopter crash.


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