Boyd & Jenerette Partner and aviation law expert Ed Booth was quoted in a January 27, 2020 story by News4Jax titled, “Fans cry for Kobe: A part of LA died.”
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Excerpts from the article appear below:
LOS ANGELES – Fans of Kobe Bryant wept, prayed and remembered the basketball legend outside his second home at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
Aviation Expert Ed Booth who has been analyzing data from the crash, including images from the crash site, said this was a case of high-speed impact into the ground.
“When it struck the ground, it was either out of control, or the pilot was somehow disoriented or there was some kind of mechanical malfunction that rendered the helicopter uncontrollable,” Booth said.
About Ed Booth
Partner and Florida aviation law expert Ed Booth handles complex civil litigation matters involving aviation, products liability, trucking and transportation, construction, premises liability, and asbestos. He was the first attorney in Florida to be Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, a designation he has held since 1996. He currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar’s Aviation Law Committee.
Ed is an experienced pilot and aircraft owner with firsthand knowledge of aircraft operations, issues and regulations. He holds a multi-engine Air Transport License and has more than 3,600 hours of flight experience.