Category Archive: Aviation Accidents

Often claiming the lives of multiple victims, aviation accidents are one of the most severe and devastating accident types. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our experienced aviation attorneys represent aircraft tragedy victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an aviation accident, our team can advocate for you in recovering damages from the at-fault party, regardless of whether a result from a commercial, private, or corporate aircraft accident. Before giving up hope, call our attorneys today for a consultation to discuss the damages you are entitled to, and how we can help to recover your full compensation amount.

Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

Aviation Accidents in 2016: The worst for CIS Travel

| Aviation Accidents
Whether you rely on international flights regularly as a part of your business or use foreign carriers mostly for travel, a new report on the frequency of aviation accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) provides cause for alarm. While these accidents occur overseas, they often involve U.S. citizens. For those who are injured…Read the article
Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead

Riverside Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead

| Aviation Accidents
On Monday, February 27, 2017, a small plane crashed into a Riverside home (image source), leaving three people dead and two more injured. According to reports, the twin engine, six seat Cessna was only airborne for a short time after taking off from the Riverside airport, and was scheduled to fly to San Jose when…Read the article
More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

More Than Pilot Error Caused Airbus/Eurocopter Crash

| Aviation Accidents
I see more than pilot error here. The main rotor turns in the opposite direction in French helos (when compared to US helos). One effect is that pedal inputs (for tail rotor anti-torque) are also opposite. In a difficult situation, pilots revert to muscle memory. Here, proper control inputs for a US helo would exacerbate loss of control in this French helo. Opposite/incorrect pedal input is a recurring problem and has been a casual factor in multiple helicopter crashes.Read the article
Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

Aviation Accidents: Who’s At Fault?

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AVIATION SAFETY & ACCIDENTS Aviation accidents are tragic, and while they occur with less frequency than do accidents involving cars and trucks, the results of an aviation accident can be catastrophic. Plane crashes often result in both emotional and physical trauma. Fatal crashes almost always cause multiple deaths. Because of the nature of airplane crashes,…Read the article
Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

Robinson Helicopter Crash Kills 2, Not Manufacturer First

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San Pedro Helicopter Crash Not the Manufacturer’s First A preliminary report for the January 4th Robinson R22 helicopter crash released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states that a part of the main rotor blade was not recovered but that the point where it broke off was jagged and angular. Robinson Helicopter Company released…Read the article
Kyrgyzstan Boeing 747 Cargo Plane Crash

Kyrgyzstan Boeing 747 Cargo Plane Crash

| Aviation Accidents
Early reports indicate that 37 people died in the crash of a cargo plane in Kyrgyzstan, citing health ministry officials.Read the article
Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

Robinson Helicopter to Investigate San Pedro Crash

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Robinson Helicopters Company and Lycoming Engines are Participating in the NTSB Investigation of the fateful Sunset Helicopter Crash that took the life of LA Photographer Michael Justice and Pilot Christopher Reed On January 12, 2017, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on the tragic January 4, 2017 sunset crash off the coast…Read the article
Experts Should Not Conclude Pilot Inattention is Crash Cause

Experts Should Not Conclude Pilot Inattention is Crash Cause

| Aviation Accidents
In response to “Midair collisions like McKinney crash are rare but often caused by pilot inattention, experts say,” (Source Article) Pilot inattention is one of MANY possible causal factors in a midair collision. Out of respect for fellow brothers-in-arms Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Barber, US Air Force (retired) and his son Cadet Tim Barber, US Air Force Reserve (Air Force Academy), and experienced pilot Robert Navar, Napoli Shkolnik aviation attorneys will not engage in speculative discussions about the possible root causes that took the lives of these three souls on December 31, 2016.Read the article
Another Tragic Family Plane Crash: What Happened?

Another Tragic Family Plane Crash: What Happened?

| Aviation Accidents
Father and real estate attorney Eric Falbe had his wife Carrie Fable and two daughters Victoria and Sklar aboard. According to family members, the family was on an annual holiday trip they take to Colorado. The plane crashed in Payson, Arizona shortly after taking off from Scottsdale Airport (KSDL) with destination Telluride, CO. Radar shows…Read the article
Sunset Helicopter Charter Flight Turns Fatal

Sunset Helicopter Charter Flight Turns Fatal

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“Officials said crews located the wreckage just inside the break wall Thursday morning. The helicopter was attempting to take photographs of a cruise ship when it reportedly crashed in the ocean. Eyewitness News (Image Source) learned that an R-22 Beta helicopter left the Torrance Airport around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The helicopter belongs to JJ Helicopters,…Read the article