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Category Archives: Aviation Accidents

Investigating the Cause of a UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Alabama

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently began its investigation of an explosive UPS cargo plane crash that killed the pilot and copilot, who were the plane’s only occupants. There were no distress calls made to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s tower before the UPS A300 Airbus crashed as it approached the runway, skidded across a… Read More »

Asiana Flight 214’s On-Scene Investigation Concluded

A mother and her 8-year-old son have sued Asiana Airlines for their “extreme and catastrophic injuries and emotional distress” after Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport in July. The father, who was not a passenger on the plane, was also named in the suit for “loss of consortium” as a result of… Read More »

How the Montreal Convention Determines Jurisdiction and Payouts for Asiana Flight 214 Lawsuits

Lawsuits and damages for victims of international flight disasters, such as the recent Asiana Flight 214 crash, whose investigation and aftermath is still unfolding, are governed by the 1999 Montreal Convention. The multi-country treaty took the place of the Warsaw Convention to establish the jurisdiction of everything from lost baggage to wrongful death and personal… Read More »

More Than 180 Injured in Asiana Airlines Crash

As the devastating aftermath of Asiana Flight 214’s fiery crash-landing at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in July continues to become clearer, victims and family members are attempting to recover from the physical and emotional injuries sustained by this tragic event. The Boeing 777 approached the runway slower than the targeted speed, and at… Read More »

In the Wake of a Fatal Plane Crash, Who Is Liable?

Large, commercial airline crashes don’t happen often, but when they do, they usually are fatal. In the case of Continental Flight 3407, all 49 people on board and one person on the ground were killed, making it the deadliest United States transportation accident in seven years. Victims of the family sued Continental Airlines on behalf… Read More »

Injured Plane Crash Passengers Noticed Oil, Sue Airline

Six passengers who were injured when their plane crashed onto a busy street in Vancouver are suing the airline for damages. The passengers said they saw oil under the wing as they boarded and notified the crew. The boarding process continued, however, and when the pilot announced they would be returning to the airport due… Read More »