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News about Fayette County, TN helicopter crash: Barlow, Adams & Smith

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2013 | Wrongful Death |

In Fayette County, TN a medical helicopter crashed this Tuesday morning. Three people died. The individuals have been identified as Carrie Barlow, Denise Adams and Charles Smith. Our hearts go out to their family and friends.

The individuals were on their way to pick up a patient from the hospital in Bolivar when the chopper crashed near Somerville, TN.

Carrie Barlow was a 43-year old nurse on Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Pedi-Flight team. Denise Adams was also a 43- year old nurse on Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s Pedi-Flight team.

Hospital Wing employed the pilot of the medical helicopter. The passengers sustain injuries that resulted in death.

What caused the crash? Did the aircraft loose power? Was it pilot error? Was a defect in the helicopter that caused the crash? I’m sure that the family has these and similar questions which is why an investigation should go underway with the preservation of all available evidence. Is this a wrongful death case?

Not too long ago, there was a deadly helicopter crash in West Texas. In Childress, Texas a helicopter crashed during work on power lines. The crash left a lineman dead and the pilot hurt. The Texas DPS stated in that case that the helicopter was hovering at about 150 feet and the lineman was in a chair about 50 feet underneath the helicopter. That was when the helicopter lost power and crashed. In that case, the helicopter was registered to Brim Equipment Leasing, Inc.

If you have questions about wrongful death law, feel free to call a wrongful death lawyer at 713-572-4900.

  – Article By Richard Weaver


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