Lake Mitchell, GA (November 19, 2018) – On Sunday afternoon, November 18, a fatal helicopter crash occurred in Lake Mitchell in which two people lost their lives. Today, one of the victims in that fatal helicopter crash was identified.
The second victim has not yet been identified. The helicopter pilot has been identified as retired Columbus Police Department officer, David Hall. Divers went out yesterday and were able to recover both bodies of the two people who lost their lives in this tragic accident. The helicopter wreckage was around 70 feet below the surface at the time of the diving expedition.
The helicopter had been part of a metro narcotics task force, which spanned all the way from Georgia to Alabama. At this time, the FAA is investigating to try to determine how the accident took place.
We would like to take a moment to extend our condolences to the loved ones of Officer David Hall and his passenger. We hope that they are able to find comfort and peace during this most difficult time in their lives. Our thoughts are with everyone involved.
Helicopter Accident in Georgia
The Federal Aviation Administration says that helicopter accidents are decreasing, which is splendid news for many people. However, these accidents continue to happen multiple times a year. In fact, statistics show that 3 accidents happen per every 100,000 hours spent in flight in just 2016 alone. These accidents can very easily lead to serious injuries and fatalities that take place in the blink of an eye.
At the Nye Law Group, we have a personal responsibility to stand up for the rights of those who have lost a loved one in a devastating accident due to the negligence of another. Our attorneys have over a decade of experience handling these types of complicated cases. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding your aviation accident today at 912-200-5230.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.