CAUSES OF PLANE CRASHES
If you've lost a loved one in the Comair flight 5191 crash on August 27, 2006, you may have some legal options. Of course, we know that no legal settlement will make up for your personal loss. But if you're legally entitled to some compensation, we'd like to offer you help in obtaining it.
accidents occur in a variety of different situations with
different kinds of aircraft. The most common aviation accidents are
those involving commercial airlines, but many disasters also occur
with private airplanes, military
aircraft, commercial and private
helicopters. The laws and regulations governing plane
crashes are based on a variety of factors such as the type of aircraft,
the nature of passengers, and the purpose of the flight.
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of the different types of planes and aircrafts involved in crashes
Ambulance / Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Aviation Accidents (Private planes)
Most air crashes involve general aviation flights, such as privately
owned and operated aircraft accidents resulting from a range of causes.
In many of these cases, the cause is shown to be pilot negligence,
a poorly designed aircraft, a defective part, or faulty maintenance
that caused the plane or its systems to fail. Click Here to read more
about the causes of general aviation crashes.
Commercial air carriers accounted for over 600 fatalities occurring
in aviation accidents in 2001. A similar number of fatalities occurred
in accidents involving private planes and helicopters. Commercial
airline accidents are by far the most complicated to deal with due
to the size and complexity of the jets, the large number of passengers
that fit on commercial airplanes, the media involvement, and the immediate
scramble for blame that occurs following a crash. Click Here to read
more about what can cause a commercial airplane disaster.
Flights and Helicopters
Charter aircraft on unscheduled flights include small planes, jets
or helicopters. When a crash occurs, the operator of the charter company
is frequently the liable party.
Plane Crash Cases
Each year dozens of men and woman in the military are killed in plane
and helicopter crashes. Many of these crashes could have been prevented.
Often the crash is the result of an old aircraft that was not fit
for service, or a new aircraft with a design defect. In other cases
there are gross lapses of safety procedures or pilots with inadequate
Service Personnel (Active Duty, Reservists, and National Guard) are
severely restricted in taking legal action against the government.
However, many lawsuits are brought against the aircraft manufacturers.
To bring a lawsuit against a manufacturer, the person bringing the
suit must prove that the aircraft which crashed was "unreasonably
dangerous" and defective in design, manufacture, or that the
maker failed to warn of an unsafe condition. Even in these circumstances
manufacturers may be protected under the Government Contractor's Defense.
This defense protects makers from being liable for design defects
in military equipment when the government approved reasonably precise
specifications for the design of the equipment. Click Here
to read more about the laws involved when a military plane crashes.
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