Are There Regulations for Pilots?

cockpitAny time someone decides to take a flight, they are putting their safety in the hands of the pilot and the company on which they are flying. This means ensuring that the pilot is following safety protocols and all regulations are complied with so the passengers are safe. Here are some regulations that must be followed.

According to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, the pilot is considered to be directly responsible and in command of the aircraft. In the event of an emergency, the pilot can deviate from any rule of the section in order to meet the circumstances of the emergency. The pilot may not operate a civil aircraft unless it is considered to be in airworthy condition.

Pilots are strictly prohibited from operating the aircraft in a manner that is considered to be reckless or careless, in which the passengers’ lives are put in danger. A pilot must also prevent any item from dropping from the aircraft in a way that creates a hazard to persons or property.

When it comes to alcohol or drugs, pilots may not operate an aircraft within 8 hours of consuming alcohol, under the influence, or while using drugs in any form. If the blood alcohol content level exceeds 0.04, the no person can act or attempt to act as a crewmember of the aircraft.

Should any of the regulations listed on the eCFR be broken and a serious crash occurs, the pilot may be held accountable for any injuries sustained by the passengers or other individuals. It is important for the victims of these injuries to seek legal advocacy in order to hold the negligent party financially accountable and seek compensation.

At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia aviation accident lawyers are knowledgeable regarding the regulations pilots face. We make it our duty to protect the victims of serious injuries caused by reckless actions during a flight. If you have been harmed, we work hard to protect your legal rights and options every step of the way.

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