Category Archives: Aircraft / Aviation

Skydiving Death of Doctor (T. Elaine McLaughlin) Reported in Zephyrhills Florida

In Zephyrhills, Florida, a tragic incident was recently reported. Dr. T. Elaine McLaughlin died in a skydiving accident on the first day of this year – New Year’s Day. While the cause of death seemed rather apparent, there was an autopsy performed which confirmed that Dr. McLaughlin died as a result of the trauma by the impact of the skydiving incident. For more information regarding this story – See Skydiving Death of Doctor Reported in Florida. A death or serious injury resulting from skydiving do happen from time to time. Some incidents are unforeseeable and happen due to factors beyond … Continue reading

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Helicopter Crashes En Route to Shands – Gainesville – University of Florida

In Clay County, Florida, a tragic helicopter crash was reported. The helicopter had departed the Mayo Clinic and was head to Shands Gainesville – Univesity of Florida. The Florida Times Union reported that Luis Bonilla (cardiac surgeon), David Hines (procurement techician), and a helicoperter pilot were onboard the helicopter that crashed into a thick pine forest in Clay County, Florida. The helicopter was heading to Gainesville to pick up a heart at Shands University of Florida. The helicopter was owned by SK Jets in St. Augustine, Florida. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Transporation Safety Board investigators, and local / … Continue reading

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West Palm Beach Airport Crash Investigation – Students and Instructor from Central Florida Flight School

Recently, three students and a flight instructor from the Florida Institute of Technology died as a result of a plane crash. The plane was reportedly malfunctioning at take off from the Palm Beach International Airport, but the flight instructor never reported a distress call. Early indications point to engine failure as a result of the crash, however, a certain cause for the crash is not expected until the investigation is complete six months from now. Three of the victims died at the scene and another died in route to a hospital. It is believed that once the plane made impact, … Continue reading

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Deadly Automobile Accidents Caused by Drowsy Drivers Who Fall Alseep at the Wheel

Written By: Lenorae Atter, Attorney Everyone knows that alcohol and drugs and driving don’t mix. Every year, there are too many deaths caused by drivers who are drunk or otherwise under the influence of drugs. Many vehicular deaths are also caused by drowsy drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. This may be caused by drugs and alcohol. It may be caused because the driver was merely tired or sleepy. It may be caused when the driver has driven too long or was bored and then fell asleep. Regardless of the cause, it is vital for drivers to be alert … Continue reading

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