Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash Highlights Aviation Safety Improvements

by | July 19th, 2013

July 19, 2013

In the wake of the recent Asiana Airlines Flight 214 Crash, experts in the filed of aviation have been able to examine how safety technologies implemented in the industry have worked. Their findings have been able to show officials where there is room for improvement in aviation safety.

An article published by the Silicon Valley Mercury News explains how in the last twenty years, the aviation industry has created stringent requirements that commercial aircraft be outfitted with certain safety equipment. Some of those improvements include the use of flame retardant materials, illuminated walkways, and better pilot and crew training systems.

Experts say the Asiana crash serves as a testament to the effectiveness of these improvements because only three out of more than 300 passengers were killed in the accident– a one percent mortality rate.

Despite these findings, officials say the incident also showed areas where safety can be improved. For instance, some of the escape slides opened inside the aircraft. Also, seat belts in the aircraft may be partially to blame for the severity of injuries some passengers suffered.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy applaud the safety improvements that saved so many lives that day, but hope the incident will prompt further safety considerations.