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Who is liable in a plane crash?

Liability in a plane crash is similar to auto accidents, but the details of the cases are very different. There can also be vicarious liability in some plane crash cases, including engine manufacturers and aircraft companies. Just because some plane owners have not...

Some reasons why airplane accidents occur

When people board an aircraft, they hope that the trip will be secure and that they will land at their destination safely. However, mishaps that are not the passenger's fault can emerge, and the journey can end in a serious accident. Whether the aircraft is a...

Inexperience is a factor in small plane crashes

Flying a plane is a goal for many Americans. Flight is a technical marvel. Sitting at the controls of a plane and look at the world below is exhilarating. It's also a task that can be daunting, particularly when weather conditions are less than ideal. Pilots who are...

How do travelers address airline accident risks?

Many people find themselves frequently traveling, spending much time in airports and on airplanes. Millions of travelers never experience accidents and mishaps leading to injuries or fatalities, but risks exist. Airline travelers might worry about hazards since "zero...

What 5G might mean for aviation

When 5G technology was announced, many Americans were excited as the fifth generation in wireless technology promised to make communications faster and more efficient for anyone using a cellphone. A small but vocal minority raised some objections to 5G, which were...

Crossed wires blamed for fatal 2019 plane crash

Commercial airline travel is statistically safer than driving, but just about every major carrier in the United States has had at least one accident. Airline crashes usually lead to a large loss of life and undergo a thorough investigation conducted by the National...

Are helicopter crashes increasing?

In recent years, the number of commercial flight accidents in the United States has significantly decreased. However, the number of helicopter crashes is actually increasing. While these accidents are still rare, these statistics might leave you wondering if it's safe...

Determining liability after a plane crash

Commercial airline crashes are relatively rare in the United States but may cause hundreds of fatalities when they do occur. In 2018, 534 people in the world died in a commercial airplane crash; these numbers fell by more than 50% in 2019. When a large airplane crash...

Rights after a plane crash

An aviation accident in the U.S. can be catastrophic and result in the loss of many lives. When people lose their loved ones in plane crashes or suffer serious injuries in an aviation accident, they should understand the rights that they have and the obligations of...