Michael Papendick and Jessica Brandal Die in Airplane-Helicopter Crash near Chandler Municipal Airport [Chandler, AZ]

Michael Papendick Dies in Airplane-Helicopter Crash near Chandler Municipal Airport [Chandler, AZ]

Jessica Brandal and Michael Papendick Killed in Plane-Helicopter Collision in Chandler

Chandler, AZ (October 2, 2021) On Friday, Michael Papendick and Jessica Brandaldied in a plane/helicopter crash near Chandler Municipal Airport.

Chandler Police says that the accident happened around 7:30 a.m. near McQueen Road and Queen Creek Road.

Moreover, reports say that it was a collision mid-air between a fixed-wing plane and a helicopter.

The plane was able to land, but the helicopter crashed and caught fire, by the Chandler Municipal Airport. The Chandler Fire Department received notice immediately after.  

Papendick’s family confirmed that he was one of the two who perished in the Chandler crash. Later reports revealed the other decedent as Jessica Brandal, 27.

Friends and relatives create a GoFundMe to help with the cost of the memorial and help support Papendick’s wife and young daughter.

Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash site to know the probable cause of the crash.

The authorities closed several streets in the area near McQueen and Queen Creek Roads due to the investigation.

Authorities are asking witnesses who saw the crash to reach out to them at 480-782-4130.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families of the deceased. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Dealing With the Loss of a Family Member

The aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for the families of the deceased.

Thus, having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your families with the space to heal. At the same time, ensuring that justice is brought to your loved ones.

“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Insurance companies only protect their interests, which is why we protect those of our clients. Our firm works tirelessly to ensure that the people we work for are granted the highest restitution possible,” says Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney at Sweet Lawyers.

Ultimately, call Sweet Lawyers if you have lost a family member in an accident such as this. We house wrongful death attorneys who are skilled in handling delicate cases. Moreover, with 44 years of experience in the field, we know how to tackle your case from all angles. Allow our team to fight for the justice and maximum compensation you and your family

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