Updated February 20, 2020
Although flying is one of the safest means of transportation, aviation accidents happen more often than one would think. While we typically hear more about commercial plane crashes because of their size, recognizable names, and popularity, general aviation accidents actually occur more frequently than commercial aviation accidents.
Commercial aviation aircraft are typically larger, flown by experienced pilots for profit, and carry more passengers. On the other hand, general aviation aircraft are typically smaller and are used recreationally.
Regardless of the type of aviation, during the investigation of an accident, our pilot attorneys often fly the same flight path as the one in question in a similar aircraft to understand the potential causes and develop the strongest case.
Aviation accidents may involve private, military, and commercial airplanes or helicopters. According to the Federal Aviation Administration:
Additionally, the leading causes of fatal aviation accidents between 2001 and 2016 include:
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, accident data is as follows:
Two of our attorneys at WKW are licensed pilots with a wide range of ratings and experience. Both pilots hold a commercial license, flight engineer certificate, instrument and multi-engine aircraft ratings as well as flight experience in Boeing 727s and many private aircraft.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident involving any type of aircraft, our legal team and aviation experts can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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