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Charter, corporate air crashes: the role of proven legal counsel

Many readers of our aviation accidents blog at Kreindler & Kreindler LLP (a national law firm with offices in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles) have likely seen dire news accounts many times of aircraft post-accident investigations. A recurring image in many such stories is focused upon a team of investigators with the acronym NTSB emblazoned on their jackets combing through wreckage.

The story of an important piece of aviation safety equipment

Many of the safety devices we take for granted have not been around as long as we might assume. As just one example, consider the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System, now used on the majority of airplanes and mandated for commercial carriers.

Increase your chances of surviving an airplane crash (PART 3)

Today we wrap up our conversation about survival tips as they pertain to commercial airplane crashes. The key theme with these tips is awareness. Each tip has to do with being fully aware of your surroundings and being prepared for any possible event. This doesn’t mean an individual should be paranoid. It just means they should be knowledgeable about how to handle an emergency situation, much as motor vehicle drivers should be if they are on the road.

Increase your chances of surviving an airplane crash (PART 2)

In our last post we started a discussion on how to increase your chances of surviving a commercial airplane crash. Although these tips are definitely very useful and important, we all know that there are many aspects of an airplane crash that we cannot control. Nonetheless, it is important to stay vigilant and ready.

Increase your chances of surviving an airplane crash (PART 1)

Airplane crashes can happen at any time and for any reason. When we board a commercial aircraft, we often feel like we are at the mercy of the pilot and the large vessel that will be carrying us. Many people feel like they have absolutely no control over whether they survive a crash or not.

Does how our airplanes are being fixed need fixing?

If you are like the average airline consumer, you probably are not educated about aviation and the engineering and maintenance involved in the industry. You are probably someone who just hopes for the best when you are boarding an aircraft, anxious to touch down safely on the soil of your travel destination.

Marking the 20th anniversary of deadly commercial jet crash

While many Americans may not remember it, this month marks the 20th anniversary of a devastating commercial jet crash. On May 11, 1996, an airline called ValuJet took off from Miami International Airport on a flight bound for Atlanta. Less than 20 minutes into the flight, the DC-9 burst violently into flames and crashed in the Florida Everglades.

NTSB releases preliminary details of plane crash investigation

Plane crash investigations can be both lengthy and complicated, especially in cases where all passengers and crew lose their lives. And even when black box information is available, it may not tell the whole story.

What is a person’s chance of dying in an airplane crash?

Many people are afraid of flying and it’s a fear that is easy to understand. When we get on an airplane, we put our lives in the hands of mechanics, manufacturers and pilots. Many aircraft passengers feel like they have zero control over their safety and also feel as though their chances of dying in an airplane crash are high.

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