Aviation Accident

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 […]

Investigators Search for Cause of Hancock County Airplane Crash

by | July 31st, 2014

Investigators are still working to determine what caused an airplane crash near Toledo, Ohio, that killed two. Reports say the accident happened Sunday, July 27, at approximately 1 a.m. near Hancock County roads 18 and 216 in Cass Township. According to an article from The Toledo Blade, the pilot and a 26-year-old passenger had taken off from the West […]

FAA Failure To Update Safety Standards Causing Helicopter Crashes

by | July 10th, 2014

Great strides are being taken in the United States to improve the safety record of the aviation industry, but it seems as though archaic regulations and a lack of effort to update these standards may be causing a portion of the aviation accidents that occur today. Take the case of the helicopter crash that occurred […]

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 […]

Who’s Liable In The Event of A Commercial Aviation Accident?

by | June 12th, 2014

While only a small number of commercial aviation accidents are reported each year, these incidents do occur. In fact, there were roughly 64 such incidents that occurred in 2012. This leaves many people wondering, “Who is responsible for ensuring aviation safety in the United States today?” Unfortunately, the answer is that the airlines are liable […]

FAA Aims to Reduce General Aviation Accidents Through “Got Weather?” Campaign

by | May 8th, 2014

Data shows that the general aviation industry has the highest rate of airplane crashes in the United States each year, with many of these accidents being attributed to weather conditions. In an effort to reduce the number of general aviation accidents in our country, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with general aviation leaders […]

Organization Suggests Limiting Pilot Flying Hours to Battle Fatigue and Aviation Accidents

by | April 17th, 2014

Due to the long, sometimes around-the-clock hours some businesses and company executives work, it is easy to understand how the pilots who fly these individuals around the country and world can quickly become fatigued. Some experts believe the physical wear this fatigue can have is one of the greatest dangers in the aviation industry today […]

Concern Grows Over Treatment of Families of Malaysian Airlines Flight 307 Victims

by | March 28th, 2014

In the wake of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 307 several weeks ago, many have become concerned over the poor treatment the families of the victims of the Commercial Airline Accident have received from investigators and government officials. Forbes reports that concern for the families began when Malaysian officials chose to send a mass […]

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 […]