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Defects, safety lapses to blame for fatal Pakistan plane crash

Residents of New York, the nation and the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks of international plane travel now that an investigation into a fatal crash revealed that defects and safety lapses played a role in the wreck. At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we recognize that safety lapses and manufacturing defects are common causes of domestic and international plane crashes, and we have helped many people who suffered injury or lost loved ones in such incidents pursue appropriate recourse.

According to Geo TV, the plane crash, which claimed the lives of 49 people onboard after crashing near Havelian, Pakistan, occurred after a blade of an engine power turbine broke apart, which ultimately caused an engine failure. The investigation also revealed, however, that the crash could have been avoidable, as a safety inspector who examined the plane 25 days prior to the wreck noted that the turbine blades in question needed replacement.

The Civil Aviation Authority gave the green light for the plane to continue flying, however, despite reports that the agency failed to properly inspect the aircraft prior to takeoff. The investigation into the incident also revealed that the power turbine blades that ultimately broke off and caused the plane crash had undergone use 1004 times and were unlikely to continue to function properly without replacement.

As a result of the defective turbine blade and the failure to replace it before the flight, the plane ultimately crashed into a nearby hillside. You can find out more about international aviation accidents on our webpage.

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