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FAA Was Investigating Pilot Involved In Tahlequah Helicopter Crash

There are 24 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Apr 13, 2010, titled FAA Was Investigating Pilot Involved In Tahlequah Helicopter Crash. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The Federal Aviation Administration was taking action against a helicopter pilot at the time of a crash that killed him and a passenger.

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Dub

Wichita, KS

#1 Apr 13, 2010
Looks like natural selection has taken its course on this waste of life, sadly it cost his female friend her life.. Hope the family of the female wins the lawsuit and receives closure from what i'm sure will be a monitary settlement.
Meth Capital Resident

Tulsa, OK

#2 Apr 13, 2010
What are the odds his passenger was not privy to his state prior to flying with him? I say zero.

“Flying-safer than driving...”

Since: Apr 08

KTUL/KRVS

#3 Apr 13, 2010
Dub wrote:
Looks like natural selection has taken its course on this waste of life, sadly it cost his female friend her life.. Hope the family of the female wins the lawsuit and receives closure from what i'm sure will be a monitary settlement.
Agree Dub, except I hope they win the lawsuit against the guy's family, NOT against the aircraft manufacturer, since they did nothing wrong.
RSc

Tulsa, OK

#4 Apr 13, 2010
Am I wrong for wondering why they didn't do anything with the girl's body? If he was doing meth, she probably knew about it, and probably did it with him.
Miss Molly

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 13, 2010
I smell a lawsuit...and rightly so under the evidence presented.
Coweta

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Apr 13, 2010
Why would anyone assume that the female friend knew he was on drugs or was also partaking in them? When I fly, I don't think anyone has ever asked me if I was under medication or illegal narcotics, they just trust that I'm not!
mindy jean

Tulsa, OK

#8 Apr 13, 2010
it's kinda hard to take action against a dead pilot!
CHOKELAHOMASTATE

Oklahoma City, OK

#9 Apr 13, 2010
How is the the pilots family or aircraft manufacturer responsible for any of this?? The lawsuit should be denied.
Un Hunh

Tahlequah, OK

#10 Apr 13, 2010
RSc wrote:
Am I wrong for wondering why they didn't do anything with the girl's body? If he was doing meth, she probably knew about it, and probably did it with him.
Actually the girl was take the medical examiner and she didn't have any illegal substances in her system. Not even alcohol. Read this on Tahlequah Daily press.
Un Hunh

Tahlequah, OK

#11 Apr 13, 2010
taken to. Oops.

“Flying-safer than driving...”

Since: Apr 08

KTUL/KRVS

#12 Apr 13, 2010
CHOKELAHOMASTATE wrote:
How is the the pilots family or aircraft manufacturer responsible for any of this?? The lawsuit should be denied.
Actually, I THINK it is against his estate, which would take anything of value he had and give it to the family of the girl. Not 100% sure though. I have read/heard both.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#14 Apr 13, 2010
CHOKELAHOMASTATE wrote:
How is the the pilots family or aircraft manufacturer responsible for any of this?? The lawsuit should be denied.
Welllll, if previous posts are true about this boy and his family then they are at fault (somewhat) for enabling this kid and doing everything in their power to keep him from being punished for his many, many offenses. They basically loved their son, grandson to death by "shielding" him from the big bad justice system.

Had they put their foot down and held him accountable for his drug use and actions, then he might still be alive.

Not trying to put all of the blame on the family, it was ultimately the boy's fault but they sure didn't help him out any.
oklahoma girl

Tulsa, OK

#16 Apr 13, 2010
Why a lawsuit against the helicopter manufacturer? They shouldn't be held responsible for stupid.
Karl Schneider

Washington, OK

#17 Apr 13, 2010
oklahoma girl wrote:
Why a lawsuit against the helicopter manufacturer? They shouldn't be held responsible for stupid.
It's SOP these days where lawsuits take the place of working for money...they sue everyone who had even the most tenuous connection with the incident (I refuse to call it an accident.)

The hope is that casting a wide net will bring in some $$$ from SOMEbody who would rather pay than drag out a court case..it frequently works. grr.
catfish

Sand Springs, OK

#18 Apr 13, 2010
i bet the pilot and the passenger was screwed up on drugs and BOTH went on a thrill ride at 4:00 am.

crap happens.
Unknown

United States

#19 Apr 13, 2010
Darci didn't have anything in her body. A report came out the week of March 10 announcing the blood results of both bodies. They checked blood, internal organs including the brain of each. She was clean and he was decked on meth and some other heavy prescription drugs.

Her family deserves everything that can be squeezed out of the Mahaney family including the pilots uncle Sen. Herb Rozell.

Can't wait for the pilots friends to come onto this message board. Last time they turned it into a finger pointing feast of how the pilot was just a good ole boy and doesn't deserve this BS.
Karl Schneider

Washington, OK

#20 Apr 13, 2010
Unknown wrote:
Darci didn't have anything in her body. A report came out the week of March 10 announcing the blood results of both bodies. They checked blood, internal organs including the brain of each. She was clean and he was decked on meth and some other heavy prescription drugs.
Her family deserves everything that can be squeezed out of the Mahaney family including the pilots uncle Sen. Herb Rozell.
Can't wait for the pilots friends to come onto this message board. Last time they turned it into a finger pointing feast of how the pilot was just a good ole boy and doesn't deserve this ****.
If that's the way you think civil cases should be decided, you better hope to hE11 your nephew (or some other member of your extended family) doesn't negligently kill some putatively innocent victim.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#24 Apr 14, 2010
Karl Schneider wrote:
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If that's the way you think civil cases should be decided, you better hope to **** your nephew (or some other member of your extended family) doesn't negligently kill some putatively innocent victim.
Good point, however it appears that his family is responsible for shielding him from being punished for crimes he committed. Thus enabling his behavior. Like I said above, his family loved him to death. They did the boy no favors in never letting him be held fully accountable for his actions.

I am not a sue happy person.. It irks me to no end when people sue over crap. But the people who "bailed him out" should have to face up to their transgressions as well! At least step up and admit they were wrong.

Since: Apr 10

United States

#25 Apr 14, 2010
The biggest enabler was grandpa Herb Rozell. If you look at the boy's court records with several past charges as well as new charges D.U.I.s, not installing the interlock device in his vehicle, speeding, Herb Rozell paid all the fines and court costs. I remember the outrage against him several years back when he killed another person who happened to be at the wrong place and wrong time. Of course his family defended the fact thathe was under the influence of narcotic pain killer when he crossed the centerline and struck a car. Oddly, fro what I heard,the police department never had blood test as all other suspected D.U.I. /impairment. It was as if the 17 year old guy he killed wasn't much concern. Now both families are left to grieve their loses.

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

Houston, TX

#26 Apr 15, 2010
governor4 wrote:
The biggest enabler was grandpa Herb Rozell. If you look at the boy's court records with several past charges as well as new charges D.U.I.s, not installing the interlock device in his vehicle, speeding, Herb Rozell paid all the fines and court costs. I remember the outrage against him several years back when he killed another person who happened to be at the wrong place and wrong time. Of course his family defended the fact thathe was under the influence of narcotic pain killer when he crossed the centerline and struck a car. Oddly, fro what I heard,the police department never had blood test as all other suspected D.U.I./impairment. It was as if the 17 year old guy he killed wasn't much concern. Now both families are left to grieve their loses.
Exactly... So the way I see it, the family needs to be held accountable for being idiots with this unwarranted sense of entitlement. I don't blame the lady for suing the boy's family but suing everyone else is a little over the top.

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