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Human Error and Mechanical Failure as Causes of Aviation Crashes

March 23, 2018 Aviation Blog,Blog

Despite aviation being a highly regulated industry, human errors and mechanical failures still contribute to crashes.

The FAA oversees much of the aviation manufacturing and servicing industry, including approving companies for many of the methods used in designing and manufacturing parts, ongoing review of design, facilities, processes and quality control.

Airplane Crashes after Busting into Flames While Landing

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

Our client was making his final landing approach in a Cessna 172 when the headliner in his aircraft suddenly burst into flames. As the cockpit filled with smoke, he tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire with his hand before the airplane crashed and burned on the side of the runway.

Man Crushed While Working on Aircraft Engine

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

Product liability and negligence issues were the focal points in a case involving the death of a jet engine inspector when the thrust reverser doors on the Rolls Royce RB 211 “jumbo jet engine” were mistakenly activated.

Boeing 747 Airplane Crashes Near Runway in Guam

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

When a Korean Airlines (KAL) Boeing 747 crashed just short of the runway at Guam Airport in August 1997, only 20 people survived.

We represented some of the victims, including one of the survivors who described the horror of hearing tires exploding and sailing over his head.

Ricky Nelson, His Wife and Band Members Killed in DC-3 Crash

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

When rock-and-roll legend Ricky Nelson, his fiancé and five others were killed in a 1986 airplane crash, speculation surrounded the condition of the plane, a DC-3 which reportedly had experienced problems in the past.

Plane Catches Fire Mid-Flight and the Airplane Crashes in Las Vegas, Killing Three

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

CaseyGerry’s experience with aviation law dates back to 1968 – when Dick Gerry argued this case before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The case involved a DeHavilland Dove aircraft, which caught fire midair and crashed in Las Vegas, killing the pilot, co-pilot, and two passengers.

Pilot “Thought He Would Die” in North San Diego County Aircraft Crash

March 23, 2018 Aviation Results

An experienced pilot told a reporter he “thought he was going to die” when the plane he was flying crashed near the Warner Springs Gliderport in North San Diego County. CaseyGerry’s client was flying a Piper Pawnee and towing a glider plane when the glider pilot lost control.

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