Helicopter Crashes in Gulf of Mexico after Departing Oil Platform

by | Dec 29, 2022 | Aviation Accident

There was a helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on December 29, 2022.  According to reports, a helicopter with four people on board crashed into the water after leaving an offshore platform to return to shore.  According to the Coast Guard, the helicopter crashed about ten miles off the coast of Plaquemines Parish.  The Coast Guard is conducting search and rescue operations at this time.

Helicopter accidents are becoming increasingly common in the Gulf of Mexico.  The crash comes less than two months after a Bell 407 Helicopter operated by Westwind Helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on October 26, 2022.  In that crash, one person was killed and two were rescued by an offshore crewboat from a liferaft.  Shortly after that crash, the NTSB recommended the immediate inspection of all Bell 407 Helicopters.  There was another helicopter crash in the Gulf of Mexico on December 15, 2022.

There have been a number of recent helicopter crashes across the country.   A Bell 206B helicopter crashed in a residential neighborhood in Fresno, California on October 1, 2022.  A Robinson R44 helicopter crashed in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 22, 2022.  A MD 500 helicopter crashed in Durango, Colorado on November 23, 2022.  There was a midair collision involving two helicopters in San Diego, California on November 23, 2022.  A sightseeing helicopter crashed in Boulder City, Nevada on December 27, 2022.

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.