Rise in Alaskan Plane Crashes Grabs FAA’s Attention

An airplane injury lawyer notes that a spike in plane crashes in Alaska has forced the FAA to issue a warning to all carriers in the state. The unprecedented caution from the agency targets more than 200 carriers that operate throughout Alaska. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or families of those killed in aviation accidents.

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FAA: Mechanical or Aircraft Issues Not to Blame in Crashes-More Pilot Training Urged

In light of a series of airplane crashes, injuries and deaths, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a warning to all air operators in Alaska regarding their safety protocols and operating procedures. As Alaska Dispatch News reports, since 2015, 24 passengers aboard commuter or commercial flights in Alaska have suffered severe or fatal injuries during plane crashes. Virtually all of these incidents have been deemed preventable.

According to the FAA, all of the accidents occurred when pilots unwittingly flew into ground that was flat or rising. None of the crashes involved mechanical failures or other plane-related issues. Many of the crashes apparently happened when pilots moved into conditions of low visibility and failed to turn around or use their navigational instruments. Although the FAA has not issued new guidelines or requirements to local air carriers, it has recommended that carriers start focusing on training pilots to use instrument navigation and adjust more quickly to low-visibility conditions, the website reported.

How an Airplane Injury Lawyer Can Help

Airlines and aircraft owners have a duty to maintain and operate their aircraft in a safe manner. When they fail to do this, and an airplane accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed in an airplane accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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