Aviation Accident

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 […]

Sleeping Air Traffic Controllers

by Staff | August 14th, 2015

Just this week the FAA posted a study showing that the work schedules of air traffic controllers lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the flying public. The study, authored in December, 2012, was kept secret by the FAA for years. It was only until the Associated Press made […]

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.

Virgin Galactic Crash Highlights Risks of Commercial Space Travel

by | November 20th, 2014

Airplanes are capable of taking us nearly anywhere we want to go on Earth. But soon, you may be able to travel beyond our planet. One company is working to develop an aircraft capable of flying in outer space. But the new technology is facing some public scrutiny after a crash during a test flight […]

Data Show the Number of Certain Corporate Aviation Accidents Increased Last Year

by | October 9th, 2014

In the wake of several major aircraft disasters in the past several years, it came as encouraging news when media outlets reported the National Transportation Safety Board had seen fewer civil aviation accidents last year than in years past; however, a closer look at the data showed certain types of aircraft within that category saw […]

Pilot Error the Leading Cause of Aviation Accidents

by Staff | September 15th, 2014

There are countless dangers pilots face when flying, but the biggest risk they may face is their own shortcomings. Data from the National Transportation Safety Board lists pilot error as one of the leading causes of aviation accidents that occur today. The general aviation accident that recently occurred in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, highlights the risks a […]

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 […]