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The most common causes of airplane accidents

When it comes to international airplane accidents, there are many different reasons why an aircraft can go down. While  many people in New York are afraid of bad weather, this is not the biggest contributor to these accidents. We at Kreindler and Kreindler can fight for your rights if you or a loved one were injured or killed in an international plane crash.

Many people who are affected by this type of accident want to know what the cause of the crash was. Sometimes, this can be difficult to determine, but The Conversation reports on the most common causes of these accidents. The number one reason that planes go down is errors made by the pilot or co-pilot. While mechanical failures used to represent a larger portion of crashes, improved technology and manufacturing care has pushed those numbers down so that pilot errors are now blamed for around 50 percent of all airplane accidents. 

Despite the improvements, errors in the equipment or mechanical function of the plane still account for approximately 20 percent of all crashes. Weather is another big factor, with 10 percent of accidents being caused by ice, snow, wind, rain or fog. Bad weather can present difficulties both during flight and while planes are landing.

While cases of sabotage are not as common in the U.S., there have been many terrorist attacks around the world that involved planes. Countries with lower airport security may have an increased risk for accidents caused by sabotage. For more information on international aviation accidents, please visit our web page.

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