Aviation News

How to Survive a Plane Crash

Plane crashes show up on the evening news at least a couple of times a week. They usually grab headlines because, let's face it, a plane crash is a terrifying thing. When we think of a plane crash, we often think of a plane falling from great heights with no [...]

By |2019-01-31T14:01:39-08:00September 10th, 2015|Aviation News|

Helicopter Fuel Tanks Should be Crash-Resistant

For more than 50 years, aviation safety experts have expressed concern about the startling number of people who burn to death in the wake of helicopter crashes. What's the reason for these fires? Poorly-made helicopter fuel tanks that leak and feed fire, even in hard landings and low-impact crashes. We've [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:21-07:00August 26th, 2015|Aviation News|

Ethical Duty to Report “Unfit to Fly” Diagnosis

If a commercial airline pilot is struggling with a medical or psychological issue that could severely impact their ability to perform their job, their doctor isn’t required to notify their employer. Thus, they’re allowed to continue flying at the potential peril of their passengers. Changing the rules would allow doctors to [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:45:36-07:00August 17th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Harrison Ford Plane Crash Caused by Mechanical Failure

The plane crash that left actor Harrison Ford with severe injuries was not his fault, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a report on the Harrison Ford plane crash today, indicating that an issue with a part of the carburetor resulted in the plane's engine [...]

By |2019-01-31T17:44:36-08:00August 6th, 2015|Aviation News|

Family Sues FAA for Plane Crash into House in Flagler County, Florida

Air traffic controllers are being blamed for a small plane crash into a home in Palm Coast, Florida by misdirecting the pilot and not getting the distressed plane on the ground as fast as possible. Central Florida’s WFTV Channel 9 news team interviewed aviation attorney Tim Loranger about the lawsuit. The [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:45:40-07:00July 31st, 2015|Aviation News, Timothy A. Loranger|

MH370 Plane Debris Found on Reunion Island, Malaysia Government is ‘Almost Certain’

“I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet.” Johnny Begue, Saint Andre, La Reunion Representatives from Boeing announced today that they are confident a piece of [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:45:41-07:00July 30th, 2015|Aviation News|

Family Sues FAA for Plane Crash into House in Florida

Orlando, Florida, July 29, 2015 -- The estate of a woman who died in a 2013 plane crash in Palm Coast, Florida has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Orlando, Florida, alleging that her death was ultimately caused by the negligence of air traffic controllers. The complaint alleges that controllers [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:58-07:00July 29th, 2015|Aviation News, Press Releases|

Sightseeing Plane Crash in Alaska Kills Nine, No Survivors

A sightseeing plane smashed into a cliff in southeast Alaska on Thursday morning, killing all nine people onboard, including the pilot. The DeHavilland DHC-3T Otter floatplane, crashed along steep, mountainous terrain roughly 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan. It was the deadliest plane crash the state has seen in the last [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:05:54-07:00June 25th, 2015|Aviation News|