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Who Will Ultimately Pay Compensation in The Boeing 737 Max 8 Saga?

Boeing and its insurers may be facing multiple claims over the next few months. That is if the reason for the two fatal accidents involving its 737 Max 8 aircraft and subsequent grounding of the global fleet of Max 8s is definitively nailed down as an engineering defect. The likely plaintiffs include Ethiopian Airlines, Lion [...]

April 21st, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Boeing Could Have a Huge Bill to Pay for Max 8 Crash Deaths

As a growing number of countries and airlines grounded the ill fated Boeing 737 Max 8 after 2 unusually similar crashes in which all passengers and crew died, the spotlight turned on the U.S. and Canada. Both countries initially expressed confidence in the safety of Boeing’s latest version of its popular aircraft but many people [...]

March 16th, 2019|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Unexpected Plane Landing in Burbank, California on Southwest Airlines Flight 278

Earlier this week, Southwest Airlines Flight 278 overran the runway on its landing into Burbank, California. Although no passengers on the flight were injured, the accident could have left those on board the flight with life-long injuries. The plane is said to have landed on a collapsible partitionof the runway. The partition is meant to [...]

December 12th, 2018|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

189 Dead in Indonesian Plane Crash – Lion Air flight JT610 – Boeing 737 MAX 8

The Indonesian plane crash on Lion Air Flight JT610 that killed 189 passengers on a Boeing 737 Max 8 on October 29th has touched many around the world. The fatalities occurred shortly after the plane took off from Jakarta airport and landed in the sea. The exact nature of the crash is unknown, but there [...]

October 31st, 2018|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

South West Airlines Flight 1380 Engine Failure New York to Dallas

South West Airline Protested Against Inspection Order After First SWA Fan Blade Accident in 2016 South West Airlines (SWA) protested against a directive from the manufacturers of its CFM56-7B jet engines to inspect all the airline’s similar engines after the first incident involving a broken fan blade on a flight in 2016.  The near disaster [...]

April 24th, 2018|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

JetBlue Flight 50 Skids Off Boston Taxiway – Is Air Travel Any Safer Today?

The JetBlue flight 50 accident at Boston Airport on Monday 25th December 2017 was a reminder of just how close to disaster it can be when a modern airplane encounters a problem during flight or on the runway. The JetBlue accident fortunately had no serious consequences. No-one was injured or killed when the plane landed [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Aviation Attorney Keith Williams on Southwest Flight 31 Accident

Southwest Flight 31 from Houston to Nashville suffered some type of equipment failure upon landing at Nashville’s BNA airport on Tuesday, December 15th. While it is unclear how the Boeing 737 ended up in a ditch along the runway, we do know that several people were injured in the incident. There were 133 passengers aboard [...]

December 17th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

NTSB Report Confirms Pilot Error In Southwest Hard Landing

Two years after the accident that left several passengers injured, the NTSB has released its report on the cause of the Southwest 345 "hard landing" and it shows it was pilot error. It also shows that the plane did land nose gear first, which is a point that many in the aviation field have argued [...]

July 31st, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Knoxville Doctor, Wife and Daughter Killed In Plane Crash

"We Have No Engines, I Need Help" Heartbreaking Last Words of Pilot With Family Aboard A Knoxville doctor, his wife and their college age daughter from Knoxville were killed when their small plane crashed into a house in Plainville Massachusetts. Joseph Richard Kalister, wife Betty, and daughter Nicole were heading to orientation at the college [...]

June 30th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Keith Williams to speak at ABA’s Aviation Litigation Institute

From lessons learned in the tragedy of 911 to the Comair crash in Lexington Kentucky to the Germanwings "crash by pilot suicide", Aviation Law continues to evolve and change along with the new technologies available in airplanes along with new causes of aviation disasters. Since beginning his aviation accident and disaster practice almost 15 years ago, Keith [...]

May 28th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments