Helicopter Crash History
Depending on where you work, getting on a helicopter may be a part of your daily routine. Oil rig workers, for example, need to take helicopters often to get to their job location. In 2008, more than 140 civilian helicopters experienced an accident, 30 of them proven to be fatal. Even when the accident does not turn out to be life-threatening, these events can lead to serious injuries, especially lasting spinal injuries. Anyone who is entering a helicopter either for business or as part of a fun tour should expect the highest level of diligence from the helicopter’s pilot and manufacturer.