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TX Jury 'Ignores' NTSB Findings -- Penalizes Eurocopter, Goodrich

November 19, 2012

Jury Finds 'Defect' in Eurocopter AS350B3 Flight Control System Here we go again... despite specific NTSB findings to the contrary, a TX jury has decided that a 'defective flight control component caused the fatal crash of a U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) Eurocopter AS350B3 helicopter (see file photo) on May 22, 2007.' According to a 'press release' sent ANN by a Dallas PR firm, Dallas area aviation attorney Jon Kettles and El Paso attorney Enrique Moreno represented the widow of the pilot killed in the accident and reportedly assert that, "The two-week trial centered on claims by the pilot's family and the injured crewmember that a manufacturing defect in a flight control servo made the aircraft uncontrollable and caused the crash during a routine border security mission."

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