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.
"AA Plane Crash That Killed all 260 Passengers and Crew Still Being Investigated"
November 11, 2003
On November 12, 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 plane crash killed all 260 passengers and crew on the plane and five people on the ground in Belle Harbor, NY. The airplane crash was devastating, crashing after the tail fine broke off. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the tail fin breaking off.
The NTSB has stated that it is consulting experts to determine whether or not the pilot improperly used the rudder or if it was caused by a mechanical problem. The plane crash is believed to be the response of a series of sharp rudder movements that caused the plane’s tailfin to separate.
The plane crash investigation has resulted in closer scrutiny of other American Airline tail fins. After cracks were found in a tail fin of another American Airlines plane and it was replaced, the government ordered inspections of Airbus A300-600 and Airbus A310 planes experiencing dramatic side-to-side movements similar to the 2001plane crash.
A final plane crash reporting in the spring is expected.
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