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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.

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

| Aviation Accidents
“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
Midair Crash in TX Leaves 3 Dead, Including Cadet

Midair Crash in TX Leaves 3 Dead, Including Cadet

| Aviation Accidents
On Monday, January 2, 2017, two planes collided in a crash near the Aero Country Airport, which is a private airport located near McKinney National Airport. Following the crash, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado released a statement saying that one of the three people killed in the crash was Cadet 4th Class Timothy…Read the article
Blame In Plane Crash: Businessman, Family still missing

Blame In Plane Crash: Businessman, Family still missing

| Aviation Accidents
IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Since this Cessna Citation CJ4 went missing late Thursday night December 29, 2016, there has been a lot of arm-chair piloting/quarterbacking commentary posted online. Napoli Shkolnik aviation attorneys will not engage in this type of discussion. What is clear at this point is that John T. Fleming was both a successful businessman AND…Read the article
Cessna Citation Airplane Disappears Over Lake Erie

Cessna Citation Airplane Disappears Over Lake Erie

| Aviation Accidents
Please be sure to read the update here. CEO, His Wife, 2 Sons, and 2 Neighbors on board Late Thursday night, December 29, 2016, a corporate jet, Cessna 525C Citation CJ4, N614SB, with registered owner Maverick Air LLC, disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from Cleveland-Burke Lakefront Airport. The US Coast Guard, local, and…Read the article
Mount Baldy, CA Helicopter Crash Injures All on Board

Mount Baldy, CA Helicopter Crash Injures All on Board

| Aviation Accidents
UPDATE: 1/2/2017 Surviving passenger William Francis has little memory of the crash or the events that took place shortly thereafter. He did take video and shared it with local news media. Mr. Francis does remember hearing a low RPM warning. A caution light illuminates and an audible warning goes off when the rotor RPM—Nr—drops below…Read the article
Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in NY Daily News About Boeing Lawsuit

Hunter Shkolnik Quoted in NY Daily News About Boeing Lawsuit

| Aviation Accidents
The near catastrophe occurred as an American Airlines jet was approaching Ezeiza International Airport in Argentina on October 3, 2014. The Boeing 777 plunged into a 4000-foot nose first dive when the first officer was lurched forward, in his alleged defective flight seat, trapping him against the plane’s yoke and disengaging the auto-pilot. About 300…Read the article
A Smartphone & A Boy’s Death in a Hawaii Helicopter Crash

A Smartphone & A Boy’s Death in a Hawaii Helicopter Crash

| Aviation Accidents
This article was published in the Aviation Section of the American Association for Justice Newsletter. On February 18, 2016 a Bell-206 crashed into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The crash injured the four passengers and the pilot. A boy passenger tragically died after being transported to a hospital. According to the NTSB preliminary report, “The pilot reported…Read the article
Tax Payers First on the Hook for Space Crash

Tax Payers First on the Hook for Space Crash

| Aviation Accidents
Another Challenger Catastrophe should never happen again. Yet, on Sunday, June 28th 2015, a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket exploded after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida during a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Debris from the explosion fell harmlessly into the Atlantic Ocean. But what if it didn’t? What if the debris fell in…Read the article