NTSB Issues Safety Alerts To Help Prevent Aviation Accidents

by | June 28th, 2013

June 28, 2013

Each year, hundreds of planes are involved in Aviation Accidents that result in injuries or death. Some of the most common causes of these crashes are mechanical failures and pilot error. In an effort to help reduce these types of crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a series of safety alerts aimed at educating pilots about the risks and what they can do to help prevent them.

NTSB officials say that most general aviation accidents are caused by poor decisions and risk management on the part of pilots. Several examples were given of pilots who were untrained with the use of aviation instruments crashing after losing visibility. Experts say the best way to prevent these crashes is to develop a decision-making style that identifies, assesses, and addresses all potential safety hazards. A pilot being honest with themselves in regards to their skill levels and proficiency are also key to safety.

Preventing mechanical errors is also key to safety. Mechanics can achieve safety by following all instructions, using checklists, and always double-checking any work performed on an aircraft.

Pilots and mechanics receiving constant education is also vital to safety.

The Aviation Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy recognize the dangers associated with flying. The firm hopes these tips will help prevent an accident from occurring.