Major Disasters

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 […]

Details Emerging About Recent Seattle Helicopter Accident

by | March 24th, 2014

Experts will attest that helicopters can present a certain set of risks to safety due to their distinctive mechanisms. In fact, data from the Helicopter Association International shows that the number of fatal helicopter accidents that occur in the United States in the past five years has steadily risen. A Helicopter Accident that occurred last […]

NTSB Blames Pilot Error for Recent Asiana Airlines Accident

by | December 13th, 2013

December 13, 2013 Each year, thousands of aviation accidents are recorded in the United States and one of the most common reasons listed as a contributing factor in these crashes is pilot error. The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain new information from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) points to […]

Southwest Relieves Pilot of Duty Following Commercial Aviation Accident

by | October 4th, 2013

October 4, 2013 When a Commercial Aviation Accident occurs, both the federal government and the airline often launch investigations to help determine the cause of the crash. Those findings are then used to determine what action should be taken in the future regarding travel safety and liability for damages suffered by accident victims. The conclusion […]

Investigators Examining Asiana Airlines Response To Recent Commercial Aviation Accident

by | September 27th, 2013

September 27, 2013 Federal law states that when a Commercial Aviation Accident occurs, airlines have a legal responsibility to provide victims and their families with certain services. Failure to meet these requirements has prompted officials with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to investigate Asiana Airlines response to a […]

Two Killed In Corporate Aviation Accident Involving UPS Cargo Aircraft

by | August 16th, 2013

August 16, 2013 Two people were killed as the result of a Corporate Aviation Accident that occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, earlier this week. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 6 a.m., just short of a runway located at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. According to an article from NBC News, an Airbus A306, owned by […]

Commercial Airline Accident At LaGuardia Leaves Ten Injured

by | July 26th, 2013

July 26, 2013 A Commercial Airline Accident involving a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that occurred earlier this week was responsible for leaving ten passengers injured. Records show the crash of Flight #345 happened at approximately 5:40 p.m. Monday, July 22, at LaGuardia International Airport in New York. According to an article from Channel News Asia, […]

NTSB Investigation Of Asiana Flight 214 Crash Begins To Focus on Autothrottle

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | July 10th, 2013

One thing we know for sure about the Asiana Flight 214 crash is that the aircraft came in for landing at a dangerously low airspeed.  Recent news reports reveal that the pilots told investigators that they had set the aircraft’s automatic throttle system to maintain a proper speed during landing,  and that they assumed the […]

The Tragic Glide Path of Asiana Flight 214

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | July 10th, 2013

Airline travel is now extraordinarily safe.  Unlike car or motorcycle crashes, or fatalities with small amateur-flown airplanes, first-world airline crashes are now so rare that they usually don’t fit a known pattern.  Commercial airline crashes typically occur when multiple malfunctions or errors occur at the same time, which means commercial accident investigations are complex endeavors involving many […]

What Are Asiana Flight 214 Passenger’s Legal Rights?

by Jamie R. Lebovitz | July 9th, 2013

Scores of passengers from Asiana Flight 214 were injured, many severely. Two teenagers lost their lives. What are the rights of the victims and their families? The fact that the crash occurred on U.S. soil while the aircraft was en route to a U.S. destination airport is important.  Those passengers who choose to hire a […]