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Fewer large airline crashes in 2019

People in New York may be safer than in the past when flying on commercial airlines, according to a report. In 2019, the number of people who lost their lives in airplane crashes on commercial flights dropped by over 50%. This sharp decrease in deaths came despite a major crash in Ethiopia in March 2019, which killed 153 people. Still, the toll taken by commercial airplane crashes can be severe. The report, which examined large jets rather than small turboprops, noted that 2019 saw 86 different accidents involving commercial flights, and eight of them were fatal. In those crashes, 257 people were killed.

Seeking accountability after airplane crashes

Major New York airline crashes can be seriously devastating. Because of the highly flammable fuel, massive equipment and heights involved in airline travel, an airplane crash can lead to significant numbers of fatalities as well as catastrophic injuries and permanent disabilities. In addition to the deaths and injuries to passengers and members of the crew, people on the ground and their property may be at risk. While air travel is generally very safe, the unusual accident can be uniquely destructive. It can be particularly challenging to unravel questions of causation and liability after an airplane crash.

What happens if someone has a medical emergency during a flight?

There are many things that you and other New York residents may be afraid of when you fly, ranging from electrical malfunctions on the plane to the pilot losing control and crashing. While these occurrences may be rare, other in-flight mishaps, such as medical emergencies, are more common. You may wonder if there are standard protocols to deal with such events.

Why are seatbelts crucial to flight safety?

When New York residents are buckling in for a flight, it can be easy to undervalue the importance of a seatbelt. After all, many people feel it is an extraneous addition when plane crashes are so severe. Do seatbelts in airplanes actually help maintain a level of safety?

What are some lead causes of plane crashes?

New York is a big transportation hub. Because of that, many people utilize the airports. While most will go through their lives without experiencing a plane crash, it is impossible to predict when they will happen. These crashes can be traumatic and even deadly. Today, we'll take a look at some of the possible causes behind a crash.

What causes air rage?

Everyone knows about road rage – those terrifying incidents in which another driver intends to cause harm after any kind of traffic-related slight. Less commonly heard about, but no less serious, are incidents of air rage. You and other New Yorkers who travel by air may be interested in learning why air rage occurs, as well as the surprising factors that may cause it.

Examining if Boeing had the chance to prevent major accidents

Commercial airline jets are a true force to be reckoned with, an absolutely awe-inspiring innovation that allows people in the modern-day to travel the world in the open skies. While traditionally, commercial jets were at the will of the skilled pilots who flew them, in today's modern era, many of those operations have become automated. While this decision has optimized some processes, people in New York and elsewhere are questioning just how safe and effective it is to relinquish human control to automation. 

What you should know to stay safe on your flight

Whether you travel regularly for work or leisure, or you board an occasional flight,  it is crucial that you understand what you can do to stay safe on the plane. Knowledge of potential safety issues may be extremely helpful in certain situations. Although it may be unlikely that an airplane accident occurs, you can be prepared to face a hazardous situation and minimize the risk of injury or death.

How easy is it to get sick on a plane?

You may already take precautions to avoid catching something from a fellow passenger whenever you fly, such as washing your hands frequently or packing antibacterial wipes and a protective mask in your carry-on luggage. Exactly how common is it to catch a flu or other illness on an airplane, you and other New York residents may wonder?

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