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.
"Three passengers hit heads in turbulence on overhead bins"
May 19, 2005
A Horizon Air Q200 twin-engine turboprop encountered heavy turbulence Thursday when landing in rain and wind at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, causing three passengers to hit their heads on overhead bins.
An airline spokeswoman said no one was seriously hurt, but one female passenger had her head looked at by firefighters. The 29-passengers and crew members aboard the flight from Redmond, Ore. made their landing in Seattle at 3:50 p.m.
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