Understanding Aviation Crash Causes
As people travel, the last thing they expect to happen is something to go wrong. Unfortunately, aviation crashes are very serious and more common than we would like to think. There are numerous reasons and causes for these crashes and it is important to find out if negligence is involved so any injured parties — or family of decedents — can take legal action to seek compensation. Here are some of the common causes of plane and helicopter crashes.
There are a high number of aviation crashes caused by pilot error such as misreading equipment, failure to execute safety checks, navigating through rough weather conditions, or the inability to recognize mechanical error. Unfortunately, these errors can lead to the injuries of all those on board. Because of the height at which planes and helicopters travel, the injuries sustained can be either catastrophic or even fatal.
Whether the problem is an issue with manufacturing or there is a problem with the system on the plane or helicopter, mechanical errors can come in numerous forms. In some situations, there may be issues with detecting altitude or engine issues. There may be outside issues as well, that cause a problem when flying.
Air Traffic Control
When planes take off or land, they are directed by air traffic control towers to ensure they are safe and no other obstacles are in the plane’s way. Failure to properly ensure safety can lead to a crash. This could also occur when planes are directed to land on an occupied runway or if the aircrafts collide in the air.
Failure to Maintain
Before a plane or helicopter takes off, it should be properly maintained. Systems and gears should be checked to ensure they are working correctly. The aircraft should also be properly loaded, as well as fueled so the aircraft can make the intended trip without an issue.
Aviation crashes are very damaging, and our Philadelphia aviation accident attorneys at The Beasley Firm are here to help injury victims get the results they desire. If you or someone you love has been harmed, our team works hard to prove the case of the crash to hold negligent parties accountable.