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Robinson Helicopter Crash Lawyer

Wisner Baum helicopter crash attorneys have represented over 800 victims in a wide variety of air disasters, including incidents involving Robinson helicopters. Our firm has conducted extensive investigations related to Robinson R44 crashes, as well as incidents involving the R22 and R66 models. We have even visited the company’s headquarters in Torrance, California on numerous occasions to conduct post-crash inspections of the helicopters involved in our clients’ cases and to take depositions of company personnel.

“Unfortunately, protecting profit margins is often more important to manufacturers than protecting the people that fly their aircraft… Robinson helicopters must do more to identify and resolve safety issues that all too often injury or take the lives of pilots and passengers.” – Helicopter Crash Lawyer Timothy A. Loranger

Do you need to speak with an attorney who can handle your Robinson Helicopter crash case? Call Wisner Baum today at (855) 948-5098 or contact us online.


Robinson Helicopter Company Overview

Robinson Helicopter Company was established in Southern California in 1985. The company produces the R22, a two-seater model; the R44, a four-seater model; and the R66, a turbine-powered model. Over the last 50 years, Robinson has manufactured and delivered more than 13,000 helicopters.

The company employs approximately 1,300 workers in manufacturing, refurbishing older aircraft, and providing training for instructors and technicians. Robinson also offers helicopters made specifically for law enforcement agencies and news organizations.

Robinson Helicopter Models

Robinson’s fleet of helicopters are listed below:

  • R66 Turbine
  • R44 Raven II / R44 Clipper II
  • R44 Raven I / R44 Clipper I
  • R44 Cadet
  • R22 Beta II
  • R44 Newscopter
  • R66 Newscopter
  • R66 Police Helicopter


Robinson helicopters have been involved in hundreds of fatal accidents and incidents since the company delivered its first helicopter in 1979. According to government data*, Robinson R22, R44, and R66 models have been involved in approximately 1,762 aviation accidents or incidents globally. Of these, 436 were fatal crashes.

  • Robinson R22 crashes – 1,045 total incidents; 192 fatal.
  • Robinson R44 crashes – 662 total incidents; 218 fatal.
  • Robinson R66 crashes – 55 total incidents; 26 fatal.

* Data current as of June 26, 2024. In October of 2020, NTSB changed its data search tool to the Case Analysis and Reporting Online (known as the CAROL query system).


The helicopter crash lawyers at Wisner Baum have investigated and handled 20 crash cases involving R22s, R44s or R66s, representing 34 passengers or pilots, in wrongful death or personal injury claims involving Robinson helicopters. Our advocacy for clients extends beyond the courtroom; Wisner Baum attorneys have made dozens of media appearances discussing the safety issues alleged in lawsuits. 

Robinson R44 Cases

  • June 12, 2021, Robinson R44 crash in Windwhistle, New Zealand. An R44 helicopter, carrying a newly married couple and a photographer, crashed after the aircraft’s engine lost power. The three passengers and the pilot all sustained serious injuries. Wisner Baum filed a lawsuit against Robinson stemming from this R44 crash in June of 2023.
  • April 22, 2021, Robinson R44 helicopter crash in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. The pilot was killed when the helicopter began to spiral after he made a slight right turn. The helicopter collided with trees and terrain in a remote, wooded area near Forkston.
  • July 4, 2020, Robinson R44 helicopter crash in Broome, Australia. The pilot and a passenger died and two others were critically injured when the R44 crashed in a suburb of Broome, after witnessed heard a loud bang.
  • January 30, 2018, Robinson R44 helicopter crash near Newport Beach, California. The R44 crashed into a house, killing the pilot and two passengers. Another passenger was seriously injured and one person on the ground was also injured. Wisner Baum represents all of the passengers from this crash.
  • March 22, 2015, Robinson R44 helicopter crash, near Orlando, Florida. The R44 collided with a building and exploded into fire.
  • August 29, 2008, crash near Table Rock Lake, Missouri, involving a Robinson R44 II operated by Central Illinois Air Corp., (two people were killed). This case resolved with a confidential settlement.
  • June 14, 2008, Robinson R44 II operated by Adventure Helicopter Tours crashed in Topanga Canyon, California (the two passengers and the pilot were injured). We resolved this case with a confidential settlement.
  • August 2, 2007, a Robinson R44 II charter flight operated by Classic Helicopter Corp., crashed and burned three miles south of Easton, Washington (three passengers and one pilot were killed). We resolved this case on the eve of trial with a confidential settlement.

Robinson R66 Cases

  • January 9, 2020, Robinson R66 crash near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania . Experienced pilot Mark Croce, a prominent businessman from Buffalo, was piloting the aircraft when it allegedly experienced a sudden and catastrophic break up inflight during normal flight and crashed, killing Mr. Croce and his colleague. Wisner Baum helicopter crash lawyers are taking this case to trial on November 6, 2023.
  • June 23, 2016, Robinson R66 helicopter crash, near Wikieup, Arizona. The R66 crashed during a cross-country flight, headed for Riverside, California to conduct a chief pilot check ride with an FAA inspector.
  • November 20, 2013, Robinson R66 helicopter crash, Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • July 12, 2011, the first Robinson R66 helicopter crash, near Flandes, Colombia, (two people were killed). We inspected this wreckage in Colombia and then had it shipped to the U.S. We and our team of experts are conducting an extensive investigation into this crash.

Robinson R22 Cases

  • January 4, 2017, Robinson R22 helicopter crash in San Pedro, California. The R22 crashed into the waters at the Port of Los Angeles during an aerial photo shoot of cruise ships.
  • July 9, 2012, Robinson R22 crash, near Murrieta, California. The R22 crashed during flight instruction.
  • July 8, 2004, a Robinson R22 Beta Helicopter crashed in Rochester, Minnesota (the student pilot was killed, and the flight instructor seriously injured). This case was resolved with a confidential settlement.
  • November 27, 2001, a Robinson R22 Helicopter crashed in San Salvador, El Salvador (the passenger and pilot were both killed). We were successful in obtaining U.S. jurisdiction for this case and we subsequently resolved it for our clients with a confidential settlement.


The attorneys at Wisner Baum have extensive experience obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of helicopter crash victims and their families. We work with some of the top aviation experts in the country to find the answers that victims and their families need and the justice they deserve. Put your case in the hands of proven litigators who know what it takes to win against any corporate opponent. 

To get started with a free case evaluation, call us today at (855) 948-5098 or submit our online form to speak with a lawyer.

Our Case Results

  • $10 Million Settlement A Major Foreign Plane Crash

    Wisner Baum obtained a $10 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major foreign plane crash.

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    Wisner Baum obtained a $14 million settlement for the death of a passenger in a major US plane crash.

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    Wisner Baum obtained a $17.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a major U.S. plane crash.

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