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Indonesian Lion Air Flight Crash Under Investigation

November 5, 2018
Colson Hicks Eidson

Recently, a Boeing 737 crashed into the Java Sea after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. Unfortunately, authorities expect there to be no survivors in the crash.  According to news reports, the jet requested to return to the airport 12 miles after takeoff.

While the cause of the crash is still under investigation, a technical log obtained by BBC News suggests that the aircraft instruments that detect the aircraft’s airspeed and altitude could have been unreliable.

Determining fault in an aviation accident can be complicated.  Technical data from the aircraft’s “black boxes,” air traffic control communications, radar information, aircraft wreckage, and witness interviews must be investigated.

Colson Hicks Eidson has previously handled a case against Lion Air. In 2004, Lion Air 538 crash-landed in Indonesia, killing a number of its passengers, the captain and a flight attendant. Our firm successfully resolved claims for a number of the families of passengers who died in the accident, as well as claims for a number of the passengers who survived.

In addition to the Lion Air crash in 2004, our aviation accident attorneys have handled dozens of high profile aviation cases against aviation companies, such as Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus and international airlines. We have helped families around the globe seek justice for their loved ones.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, contact the personal injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson. For more than 50 years, we have been advocating for our clients nationally and internationally in a variety of personal injury cases. Call us at 305-476-7400 or fill out our online case review form to schedule a free consultation.