Expert Analysis: Drexel Hill, PA Helicopter Crash

Aviation Attorney John Gagliano

A Eurocopter model EC135 medical evacuation helicopter crashed in a neighborhood near Philadelphia on January 11, 2022.  Thankfully only minor injuries were reported.  John Gagliano, a former Navy pilot and current aviation attorney, commented about the miraculous circumstances of the crash and the actions of the pilot on Philadelphia television in the minutes after the crash.  John appeared on several television networks including NBC 10 and ABC 6.  The story was reported nationally because the pilot heroically and skillfully maneuvered the helicopter to a forced landing while avoiding buildings, homes, businesses and power lines.

John is regularly called to provide expert aviation analysis for the media and aviation legal opinions for clients.  You can view some of John’s other media appearances here.

Gagliano Law Offices specializes in aviation law and crash investigation on behalf of plaintiffs across the country.  You can contact John Gagliano directly via email at for a free consultation without obligation.