Articles by Jamie R. Lebovitz

FAA Investigates Boeing’s Emergency Evacuation Slides

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | February 4th, 2016

Commercial airlines are required by law to use the highest degree of care in providing safe transportation to their passengers. This means not only safely transporting a passenger from point “A” to point “B”, but also, in the event of an emergency, making certain that all evacuation slides are in excellent working order and will perform as […]

NTSB Preliminary Report Released on Akron Aviation Crash

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | November 18th, 2015

The NTSB has released its preliminary investigation report on the Raytheon Hawker aircraft that crashed in Akron, Ohio on November 10, 2015. Given that this tragic crash occurred just one week ago, the report contains limited information about the cause or causes of the crash. It will be at least one year before the NTSB […]

Individuals Operating Aircraft Without Appropriate Licensing A Growing Concern

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | October 1st, 2015

Much attention in the media in recent months has been on the proliferation of ‘Drones’ which pose serious safety hazards for aircraft as well as people on the ground. While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is exploring rules and regulations to control what could otherwise be a growing danger, there are individuals who operate aircraft without appropriate […]

What Is The NTSB?

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | May 15th, 2015

Listen to Jamie R. Lebovitz, Partner at Nurenberg Paris, explain the role of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). They investigate all major accidents involving airplanes, buses, trains, and other vehicles.

What To Do If You Spot A Dangerous Pothole

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | March 25th, 2015

SPRING HAS ARRIVED! And with Spring comes potholes. Most often, potholes are merely nuisances, but imagine what happens when a truck is on a two lane undivided highway and strikes a deep pothole. Often the truck driver will lose control, cross the center line and if a vehicle is in the other lane, a violent […]

What is a Petition for Discovery?

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | September 10th, 2014

The plane crash involving four Case Western Reserve University students and documents filed in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court on Wednesday have been the subject of television news segments on WKYC , ABC Good Morning America and Fox8. For those who have seen these reports and wondered about the process in question, an explanation may be […]

Family Of CWRU Student Killed in Plane Crash Files Discovery Action

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | September 9th, 2014

When an airplane crashes in the United States, the National Transportation Safety Board is called to the scene to investigate and later determine what the probable cause was. The NTSB’s role is solely to find out what caused the airplane to crash; they are not authorized to find out who or which parties (whether it […]

Time is of the Essence to Locate and Retrieve the ‘Black Boxes’ from Malaysia Flight 370

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | March 27th, 2014

The race is now on to find the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after an analysis of satellite data determined the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 “ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday. Bad weather is hampering the search for the aircraft […]

Is Skydiving Safe?

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | March 24th, 2014

The pilot of a Cessna 170B and a skydiver escaped a spectacular collision with minor injuries on Saturday at South Lakeland Airport in Florida. The pilot of the 170B, Sharon Trembley, 87, a World War II veteran, was taking off on his third touch-and-go that morning just as a 49-year-old skydiver, John Frost, was landing. […]

Trouble with Boeing’s 787 Airplane

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | March 17th, 2014

Boeing’s newest commercial airplane, the 787, has been plagued with problems ever since it was launched two years ago. After many years of production problems, there were a number of fires(fortunately no crashes or fatalities) caused by lithium ion batteries which are being used for the first time in passenger aircraft. The entire fleet was […]