Category Archives: Aviation Law

Attorneys handling aviation law cases with experience investigating fault when plane crashes occur, whether in the US or internationally.

Who is Liable for an Airplane Crash?

Our blog recently discussed an airplane crash in Costa Rica that occurred on New Year’s Eve. Ten Americans and two Costa Rican pilots were killed in the crash. We also discussed how Colson Hicks Eidson has extensive experience handling domestic and international aviation accident cases. A lot more can be said about why aviation accidents occur each year. Pilot error,…
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Mysterious Helicopter Crash Leaves a Mountain of Questions

Last month, a helicopter operating out of Melbourne Airport crashed in Palm Bay. According to local police, the military-style helicopter was flying low before it crashed, killing all three people on board. By the time emergency crews arrived, the helicopter was completely engulfed in flames. While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed the aircraft was not operating in any…
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New NTSB Report Clarifies The Fort Lauderdale Plane Fire

We brought you the story of the Fort Lauderdale plane fire that has the airline industry reexamining their safety and inspection protocols. Now the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have released new findings to shed light on the fire and the moments leading up to the accident. Clarifying The Fort Lauderdale Plane Fire Investigators discovered that…
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How Often Do Helicopter Crashes Happen?

A mosquito control helicopter went out on September 3rd to spray for larva near New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, but something went wrong. The helicopter crashed near a grove of trees on private land, but the rescuers had no idea where to start looking. How Did Rescuers Find the Helicopter Crash? The pilot, a 20 year veteran of the…
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Engine Failure Causes Plane Crash: Passengers Survive

They had left the airport only a few minutes earlier when the low oil pressure light came on and warned a Canadian Armed Forces pilot that his engine was about to cut out. He and his wife were flying to Virginia when the engine failed, causing a fiery plane crash that the couple was lucky to survive. “We just spun…
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Plane Engine Explodes at Fort Lauderdale International Airport: Could It Have Been Prevented?

A call came over the radio as a Boeing 767 prepared to take off. Over the airwaves, the pilot of the plane behind the Dynamic Airways 767 announced, “Hey, Dynamic, the left engine looks like it’s leaking, I don’t know, a lot of fuel. There is fluid leaking out of the left engine.” Seconds later, that plane engine exploded at…
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