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L.A. Elementary School Teachers Sue Delta After Low Altitude Fuel Dump

Four elementary school teachers have filed a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines citing negligence after suffering skin irritation and nausea from dumped fuel at their school near Los Angeles. The fuel was dumped at an unusually low level when Delta flight 89 was forced to return to L.A. International Airport after reporting engine trouble last [...]

January 20th, 2020|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Ukrainian International Airlines Crash UH752: Who is Liable?

The crash of the Ukrainian Airlines aircraft near Tehran in Iran is a political and legal minefield. Responsibility for the disaster has only just been confirmed by the Iranian government and, in particular, its air force. This seems to have been due to a hasty and ill informed decision to shoot the plane down with [...]

January 13th, 2020|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

FAA Knew That Boeing’s 737 MCAS System Was Faulty Before Ethiopian Crash

It has been reported that the U.S. aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) knew that there was a serious problem with Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft after the first major crash involving one of its planes but did nothing about it. The FAA analyzed the first crash that led to 189 people dying in Indonesia [...]

December 30th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

PenAir Crash in Aleutian Islands Now Under Investigation

The PenAir plane that crashed at Dutch Harbor airport, Unalaska, in Alaska’s offshore Aleutian Islands last Thursday, is now under investigation by a team from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The plane has already been recovered from near the sea where it landed after over shooting the Dutch Harbor airstrip landing, injuring 11 of [...]

October 22nd, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Investigation Underway in Michigan After Amphibious Aircraft Accident

An investigation is underway in Michigan after an unusual amphibious plane nosedived into a popular lake. Fortunately for the two occupants, Tennesseean Tyrone Finch and his passenger, Patrick Jarman, from Deerfield, MI, they escaped the wreck of their plane with the help of people in a nearby boat and deputies from the local Sheriff’s office. [...]

August 20th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

What are the Most Likely Causes of Aviation Accidents?

Aviation accidents have been much in the news this last year, mainly because of high profile media attention on U.S. owned Boeing Corporation after the two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people. Despite the publicity, flying is still a lot safer than driving, or even using [...]

July 29th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Air Canada Flight AC33 Turbulence Causes Injuries

The injuries caused by sudden turbulence on Air Canada flight AC 33 between Vancouver and Sydney shows that aviation accidents are not always about crashes. Turbulence is a common phenomenon on long haul flights and airline staff are expected to give as much warning as possible to passengers and crew about the dangers involved if [...]

July 16th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

How Dangerous is a Tire Blow Out When an Aircraft Lands?

Tire blow outs can happen either when a plane takes off or when it lands. What is the most dangerous? The latest aircraft accident that has happened, when a United Airlines Boeing 757-224 landed at Newark Liberty International Airport recently, underlined the fact that aircraft tires are important and when they blow, they can badly [...]

June 18th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Boeing’s Woes Deepen With Discovery of More Defects in its 737s

Beleaguered Chicago based U.S. aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, is facing new problems that have surfaced with its fleet of grounded 737 Max airplanes. The discovery of faulty slat tracks by Boeing engineers and the FAA comes hard on the heels after the near certainty that the planes had been equipped with faulty software. This software malfunction [...]

June 10th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Is it Just Coincidence That 4 Major Air Accidents Have Happened in the Last Year?

The Miami Air International jet that slid into the St John’s River in Jacksonville last week was the fourth major air incident in the last 12 months. It was also the third involving a Boeing 737 airliner, although this plane was not a 737 Max 8, which was the model that was involved in two [...]

May 10th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments