October 18th, 2013|
October 18, 2013
When an aviation accident occurs, determining the cause of the crash is imperative to preventing similar events from occurring in the future. The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that the investigation process can prove to be quite complex.
This is highlighted by the case of a recent crash at a hangar in Santa Monica, California. According to an article from the Santa Monica Patch, experts and officials continue to sift through evidence in an effort to determine why the plane was unable to stop during the process of landing.
Aviation Safety Expert, Bruce Landsberg, stated investigators are currently looking into whether a mechanical failure, such as a blown tire or locked-up brakes, played a part in the accident; however, he added that equipment problems are rare with a plane of the make and age of the aircraft in question.
Officials are also working to determine why the pilot made no indication of a problem to air traffic controllers prior to the crash.
The law firm’s team of attorneys explains that several other methods of gathering and analyzing evidence may be utilized during the Aviation Accident Investigation process. These could include expert witness testimony from engineers, aircraft manufacturers, aerodynamic specialists, or witnesses.
The firm is hopeful the investigation will be able to draw conclusions as to the cause of the crash.