DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (April 21, 2017) – A pilot was killed when his helicopter crashed for an unknown reason near Timmonsville Highway on Friday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:00 pm on Friday in the Oates community, off Timmonsville Highway. A 47G Helicopter flown by 60 year old Dr. James R Schuster crashed into trees and then into a field off the highway.
James Schuster was tragically identified as the pilot and only person killed in the accident. It is unknown why the helicopter crashed, but the FAA and the NTSB are on scene at this time to determine the cause of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.