Data Shows The Top Nine Causes Of Aviation Accidents

by | May 10th, 2013

May 10, 2013

With more than 150 air traffic control towers closing due to budgetary constraints, many travelers are concerned about the risk of Aviation Accidents. Most experts tend to believe the closures will only cause delays and will not affect air traffic safety. This was confirmed by a recent study that showed the top nine most common causes of airplane accidents.

An article from Wall Street 24/7 explained that tail strikes, in which the back of the plane hits the runway during take off or landing, accounted for a total of three accidents in the last three years. Laser pointers were also found to be a contributing factor in three incidents. Engine problems and taxiing accidents each were responsible for causing four crashes, while odors were responsible for causing injuries on five flights. The top four reasons given for aviation accidents were decompression, bird strikes, landing gear problems, and turbulence.

When an accident does occur, most travelers are unsure of what their legal rights to assistance with the costs they incurred due to an injury may be.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out the laws regulating such compensation can be quite complex. That is why the firm urges anyone who has been hurt during flight to discuss their legal options with an attorney as soon as possible.