Reports Show NTSB Is Botching General Aviation Accident Investigations

by | June 26th, 2014

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)—the federal agency charged with investigating aviation accidents in the United States—a majority of the general aviation accidents that occur in our country are the result of errors made by pilots. An investigative report that was recently conducted shows that the NTSB may be failing to properly take a look at these crashes though, leaving the blame for many accidents falling onto the shoulders of innocent pilots.

One of the articles discussing the topic from USA Today told the story of an 8-year-old girl who was seriously injured in an airplane accident that also claimed the lives of three of the girl’s family members. The NTSB initially ruled that the pilot lost control of the aircraft and was, therefore, at fault for the crash. But further investigation into the accident showed the aircraft may have had a faulty carburetor that was capable of making the plane stall, which was consistent with evidence collected at the scene that showed this problem may have been a contributing factor.

There are hundreds of similar cases where pilots have been blamed for crashes that were likely caused by defective parts on an aircraft. This is why our team of aviation accident attorneys at the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to encourage all pilots and passengers of aircrafts who were injured as the result of an accident to discuss their potential rights to compensation with a qualified legal representative.

Our firm is available anytime to discuss your case. So call us at (888) 900-6075 or fill out a free online consultation form on our website to talk about your need for legal assistance following involvement in a plane crash.