It has been predicted that airline accident rates will grow in a corresponding ratio to the increasing number of airline passengers.
The NTSB, which operates independently of other government agencies, is primarily responsible for investigating aviation accidents and issuing safety recommendations based on its findings. While the NTSB has no direct regulatory or enforcement power with regard to aviation law, it does have significant power of influence on those who can effect change. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all NTSB safety recommendations are adopted by the FAA or other regulatory agencies.
Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.
"Airplane Crashes With Two Pilots on Board"
August 26, 2003
A commuter plane has crashed in Hyannis Harbor off of Cape Cod, leaving the outcome of the two pilots on board a mystery. The Colgan Air Beechcraft 1900 that the crewmembers were flying crashed just three miles short of the Hyannis Airport runway.
Initial reports indicated there were passengers on board, but the plane was not in a scheduled flight when the airplane crash occurred. The pilot had declared an emergency shortly following takeoff and was trying to return to Hyannis to land when the crash took place. The airplane was supposed to be heading to Albany, N.Y.
A carrier for US Airways Express, Colgan Air provides service to 31 cities and 11 states on the East Coast. A search for the two-crew members aboard the airplane crash is underway.
Contact us for more information on airplane crashes and to confer with an airplane crash lawyer.
September 28, 2007 - Government Takes Action Regarding Delayed Flights
September 14, 2007 - New Flight Plan Sparks Lawsuit
August 3, 2007 - Airlines In Trouble
July 27, 2007 - Two Men Awarded $54M in Plane Crash Settlement