WHITE COUNTY, INDIANA (March 14, 2017) – A helicopter pilot was killed when he crashed while helping to install electric towers on Tuesday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 4:00 pm near the intersection of County Road 700 South and County Road 150 East. 53 year old Howard Y. Esterbrook, a subcontractor for EC Source, was piloting a small helicopter that was feeding wires through a tower when he crashed for an unknown reason.
Howard Y. Esterbrook was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The NTSB and the FAA are conducting an investigation into the crash at this time to determine cause and liability.
“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.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.