Plane crashes are caused by many factors, including product defects, improper maintenance and pilot error. Airplanes are designed and built to stay in the air. They are supposed to be properly checked and maintained at all times but unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The following are common causes of plane crashes:
- Bad weather or turbulence
- Air plane design problems
- Runway incursions
- Air traffic controller errors
- Repair or maintenance mistakes
- Approach or landing errors
- Pilot error
- Engine failure
- FAA violations
Investigating a plane crash claim takes experience and is very costly. Our plane crash attorneys are experienced in handling complex plane crash cases and we have the resources to handle these costly cases.
An Afriqiyah Airways jet lost control and crashed violently as it attempted to land at the Tripoli International Airport in Libya.
As a result of this plane crash, 92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. There was one survivor, a young boy from the Netherlands.
Cellino & Barnes is accepting cases related to this plane crash.
What is a runway incursion?
A runway incursion is an incident at an airport, which involves an aircraft, vehicle, person or object on the ground that creates a hazard either when the plane is taking off or landing.
Runway incursions result from pilot error, air traffic controller error and ground personnel errors. Runway incursions have caused both minor and catastrophic accidents.
Who Investigates Plane Crashes?
Unfortunately because all plane crashes are different, the agencies involved in the investigations vary. Depending on the circumstances, one or more of the following agencies will be involved, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If an accident happens on foreign soil, the Department of Justice, Department of State or Defense Department may be called. If the plane crash involves a military aircraft, the Military Safety Mishap Board will be called.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is brought against an airline when your loved one was killed as a result of the airlines negligence. An airline can be sued for pain and suffering, mental anguish loss of consortium and future wage loss.
Who Can Be Sued?
An airplane manufacturer may be sued for defects in a plane’s design, assembly of the plane, their choice of materials, testing procedures and more.
The FAA is responsible for monitoring the airplane while in flight. If there is a breach in their duties, there may be a valid claim for damages. Likewise, air traffic controllers have been known to be negligent and thus, the government can be held liable for the error of their controllers.