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How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…


Top 10 Airline Safety Tips

1. Fly on Nonstop Routings Most accidents occur during the takeoff, climb, descent, and landing phase of flight so flying nonstop would reduce exposure to these most accident prone phases of flight. 2. Choose Larger Aircraft Currently, aircraft with more than 30 passenger seats were all designed and certified under the strictest regulations. Also, in…


The Most Common Types of Accidents- General Aviation

General Aviation, is a class of airplane often referred to as "little planes," or "puddle jumpers.” The historical pattern of GA accidents has changed little in the modern era. While the number of accidents continues to decline to record low levels, the most common types of accidents keep showing up in the same relative proportions….


Causes of Airline Crashes (1950-2001)

Notable Causes by Category   Air Traffic Control Error 06/13/1947 Leesburg, Virginia Pen Central Air 11/11/1949 Arlington, Virginia Eastern / U.S. AF 04/14/1958 Castel de Fels, Spain Aviaco 07/21/1961 Shemya, Alaska Alaska AL 02/08/1965 New York, New York Eastern AL 03/05/1969 San Juan, Puerto Rico Prinair 01/14/1970 Mt. Pumacona, Peru Faucett 02/06/1970 Samarkand, USSR Aeroflot…


Causes of Airplane Crashes

Fatal Accident Causes by Category (percent) Cause 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s+ All  Pilot Error 42 33 26 29 30 32  Pilot Error  (weather related) 9 18 16 17 20 16  Pilot Error (mechanical related) 7 5 4 4 6 5  Total Pilot Error 58 56 46 49 55 53  Other Human Error 2 7…


The Most Recent Fatal Airline Events

The following are the most recent fatal airliner mishaps, listed with the most recent event first, from around the world. In each event, at least one passenger was killed. These events include all jet passenger flights and turboprop accidents involving models with more than 10 passengers seats and which are used in airline service in…