Helicopters carrying loads outside of the cabin are said to be carrying an “external load.” Sometimes and external load is as simple as a basket on the skid of a helicopter, other times, helicopters are carrying heavy loads, such as logs, equipment, or even other aircraft on a long-line. External load operations are governed by Section 133 of the Federal aviation Regulations. Litigating helicopter accidents involving external load operations involves an understanding of both regulations, and the technical aspects of helicopter flying. For example, helicopters operating with external loads have different operating characteristics and requirements. Krutch Lindell attorneys have experience on both these fronts. Their lawyers include a FAA-certificated helicopter pilot.