Victims of Deadly Alaskan Helicopter Crash Identified

by | Mar 29, 2021 | Aviation Accident, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly helicopter crash near Knik Glacier, Alaska on March 27, 2021.  There were six people on board the helicopter at the time of the crash.  Reports indicate that it was a heli-skiing outing with three guests from the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, located north of Anchorage.  The sole survivor was transported to an Anchorage hospital to receive medical treatment.  The five deceased victims have been identified as: Gregory Harms, Petr Kellner, Benjamin Larochaix, Sean McManamy, and Zachary Russell.  Petr Kellner and Benjamin Larochaix were both residents of the Czech Republic.  The pilot, Zachary Russell, was an Anchorage resident.  The helicopter was charted from Soloy Helicopters.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this deadly accident.

There have been a number of recent helicopter crashes.  A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana on March 9, 2021. A Bell 212 helicopter crashed on Bowen Island, B.C. in Canada on March 5, 2021, injuring two. A Robinson R66 helicopter crashed off the coast of Alaska on March 2, 2021.  A helicopter on a training flight crashed in Alabama on February 25, 2021.  There was a helicopter crash near St. Paul, Minnesota on February 24, 2021.  A Bell 429 helicopter crashed near Pszczyna, Poland on February 22, 2021.  Four individuals died in a helicopter crash in the U.S. Virgin Islands on February 15, 2021. Two people were injured in a helicopter crash in Boise County, Idaho on February 5, 2021.  Three people are dead following a helicopter crash east of Boise, Idaho on February 2, 2021.  Five people were killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Cuba on January 29, 2021.  Three people were killed in a helicopter crash near Rochester, New York on January 20, 2021.  A Robinson R44 with four passengers on board crashed on January 1, 2020 in Alberta, Canada.  A MD 500 crashed killing its pilot on December 29, 2020 in Mississippi. A Robinson R44 crashed on December 20, 2020, near Morris Municipal Airport in Morris, Illinois.  Two men were killed in a helicopter crash in West Texas on December 11, 2020, near Colorado City.  A helicopter crashed on Saturday, November 5, 2020, near Marietta, Texas.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving the failure of necessary equipment on a plane or helicopter in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in plane and helicopter crash litigation and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a plane or helicopter crash.  The experienced helicopter crash attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a helicopter accident. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.