The year 2018 was a particularly grim year for the aviation industry. It saw 62 accidents and had a total of 523 fatalities. New York residents will likely be happy to learn that data from January 1, 2019, through December 2, 2019, shows 2019 to be a much better year.
New York readers might be interested to learn that a former U.S. government crash investigator disputes an Indonesian NTSC report that blames faulty software for the crash of LionAir Flight 610 in October 2018. The report was issued in October of this year.
The tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 last March is known to almost everyone in New York and elsewhere by now. Months later, experts are no closer to learning the exact details surrounding the tragedy that claimed 157 lives. Nobody is sure whether the pilots could have made different decisions that may have prevented the plane from going down outside Addis Ababa. The only factor that is known for certain is that an automated flight system that has been blamed in other Boeing 737 mishaps contributed to the flight crew's inability to override automatic systems and make manual adjustments to the plane's trajectory.
As a New York resident with plans to fly internationally in the coming weeks or months, it may serve you well to find out exactly what type of aircraft you are set to fly on. Within the last six months, two fatal plane crashes claimed the lives of nearly 350 people, and both crashes involved Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, which first came onto the market in 2017. At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we recognize that numerous airlines and nations have banned the use of these planes in the wake of the most recent fatal flight, and we have helped many people who suffered injury or lost loved ones in plane wrecks pursue appropriate recourse.
There are many things that you may want to consider before taking legal action against a large aviation company. For example, you may not even be able to try your case in New York. Is your claim a high enough priority for you? Do you want to enter the legal process? If so, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP may be able to support you.
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.
International travelers and safety analysts across New York and the nation are becoming increasingly concerned about alcohol abuse among pilots in the wake of a recent incident involving a pilot on a popular Japanese airline. At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we recognize that substance-abusing pilots endanger everyone on board their aircraft, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury because of a pilot's negligence pursue appropriate recourse.
Travelers planning commercial flights to or from New York or anywhere else in the country should check to see if the plane they will be flying on is a Boeing 737 Max 8. If so, they may wish to take a different flight.
When people board a commercial flight, they assume the pilots flying the aircraft fully understand how to operate all of the controls. Safety devices designed to minimize the risk of aircraft failure are continually being updated. What happens, however, when pilots are not properly educated on how these safety devices work and what to do in a case where they malfunction?
When residents of New York board planes bound for national or international destinations, they typically rely on the plane's pilot and crew to determine whether conditions are appropriate for flying. When pilots second-guess their decisions to fly once the aircraft has already taken off, however, getting back on the ground is not always so easy, and the passengers and crew aboard a recent flight leaving Durango, Mexico, learned this the hard way.