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Aviation Industry Editorial: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

LogoNo one is saying that aircraft tracking doesn't need an overhaul. It does. Examination of plane crash events demands it.

Germanwings Flight 9525 and the Locked Door Controversy

LogoAnyone who has been locked out of their own house or car understands the need for some kind of solution for the crisis of being accidentally caught on the wrong side of the impregnable lock. In a "normal" situation on the ground, being locked out of a house or car means one must turn to a locksmith. Problem solved. Obviously this is not a solution for the airborne. I don't see commercial airlines adding a locksmith to their flight crew any time soon.

Website Mourns the 224 People Lost Aboard Metrojet Flight 9268

LogoOn October 31, 2015, Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed in the northern Sinai while en route from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, Egypt to Pulkovo Airport, Saint Petersburg, Russia. As of the 31st of April, the accident will have been six months ago.

Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

LogoAccording to the BEA, they will release the final report on Germanwings 9525 on Sunday, March 13, 2016 during a press briefing. I plan to be there.

Metrojet Flight 9268: Flying the Mayday Plane Trail

LogoAll I know is that when you fly in fear, the sky, the air, and the distance below is immense and hostile. In the presence of air, the earth and your stomach fall away, leaving your heart racing. I sometimes think of the fear passengers felt as a plane went down—but this is not something to dwell on. Dwelling is long, painful, lingering. For most, a crash is only seconds in the making. Maybe the catastrophe is so brief, there is no time even for fear. One hopes this is the circumstance for those who are trapped in the moment of final disaster, like this most recent one, Metrojet Flight 9268 that crashed in the Sinai.

Mourning the Dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

LogoIt has been a year and a day since the world was shocked by the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over the Ukraine. In different places in the world, the tragedy was commemorated, as well as in the field where the plane fell, where families gathered and remembered. While no one claims ownership of the deed, either Russian separatists or Ukrainians let fly the Buk missile that took down the commercial jet that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The Tragedy of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the Catch 22 of Aviation Safety, an Editorial

LogoAs an advocate (not a lawyer) of fair compensation for the victims of plane crashes, I have been closely following the story behind the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the now notorious 27-year-old co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. As is always the case, a team of expert investigators will dig out the facts to determine the most likely scenario behind the crash.

Air Crash Consultants Asked for Input Regarding AirAsia Flight8501

LogoGeorge Hatcher of Air Crash Consultants believes that in order for justice to be served in the domain of wrongful death and personal injury cases, it is crucial that every claim pursues the maximum compensation possible. His input on trending aviation matters, such as the importance of timely recovery of the black boxes on Flight 8501, is frequently sought.

Air Crash Consultants AFD News Blog Has over 37,000 Subscribers

LogoAir Crash Consultants, a leading firm that advises lawyers who defend victims of aviation accidents, is pleased to announce that its news blog, Air Flight Disaster (AFD) has over 37,000 subscribers. The aviation news blog, which follows aviation disasters across the globe, works toward maintaining a high level of industry knowledge and a dedication of service to clients, crash victims and legal colleagues. Air Crash Consultants develops a relationship between lawyers and families of victims of disastrous events like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) and lesser events like passengers with turbulence and other injuries.