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What are the main causes of plane crashes?

Over the past couple of years, mysterious plane crashes have captured the attention of Pennsylvanians. Recently, the remains of a Boeing 777 were found in the West Indian Ocean. It appears that these remains are those of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, the flight that disappeared over a year ago with 239 people on board.What causes these tragedies in air? Four major causes of plane crashes are categorized: weather, intentional, mechanical failure and human error.A Boeing study recently found that 20 percent of commercial aviation accidents are caused by mechanical failure. However, these types of accidents do not occur nearly as often as they did in the past. Advances in technology provide backup systems that allow for less dependency on the pilot. Planes are also built with higher quality components.

Distracted flying a serious form of pilot negligence

We've all heard that distracted driving is a major cause of car accidents these days. A large number of people have cell phones and other handheld devices that keep them from focusing on the road. As a result, approximately 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 people were injured in 2013 car crashes involving distracted driving. Despite these devastating injuries and fatalities, over 650,000 people reportedly still use their electronic devices while driving at any given moment throughout the day.

We proudly serve aviation accident victims and their families

Every year, many Pittsburgh residents take to the friendly skies and travel all over the world. While traveling by airplane can be extremely convenient and enjoyable, some flights sadly result in tragedy. For people that have lost a loved one in an aviation accident, there may be more questions than answers. The attorneys at Gismondi & Associates have helped a number of families throughout Pennsylvania get through this difficult time in their lives.

Severe weather conditions: A scapegoat for fatal plane crashes?

One of the biggest news stories of last year had to do with an AirAsia flight seemingly disappearing into thin air. The plane, along with its 162 passengers, vanished from the radar while flying to Singapore from Indonesia. Recently, though, parts of the flight have been located in the Java Sea. What caused this crash to happen? The investigation is ongoing but severe weather may have played a role in this tragedy. According to some reports, the plane was subjected to lightning and storm clouds, as well as strong winds. Still, countless flights are subject to these same conditions all over the globe, and aviation accidents remain relatively rare.

Pittsburgh plane crashes cause a significant number of injuries

Every year, millions of Americans take to the skies to travel all over the world for both business and pleasure. While a majority of these flights will occur without a hitch, some of these trips will not be as successful. Aviation accidents, whether they involve private or commercial airplanes, can lead to devastating injuries and even death amongst its pilots and passengers.

Finally a conclusion from the NTSB on our Hawaii Helicopter crash

In November, it will be three years since the tragic helicopter crash in Hawaii took the life of our client, Nicole Bevilacqua and her husband, Michael Abel. They were in Hawaii on their honeymoon and were taking a tour of the islands when the crash occurred.

Federal aviation investigators don't comment on mechanical issues

It is absolutely tragic when someone dies in an aviation accident. Even though many people have fears of flying, airplanes are largely safe methods of transportation, but that doesn't mean that there are not the occasional crashes. Of course, everyone in Pittsburgh is more than familiar with the headline-grabbing crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but there has also been a tragic accident a bit closer to home.

Plane crash leaves 2 dead outside Gettysburg

For most people in Pennsylvania, the thought of flying in a plane is not frightening. Many people fly numerous times a year without incident, but there is always a risk of a plane crash, however small. Although most of the crashes we hear about are from small planes operated by recreational pilots, any kind of plane could go down, and the relatives of anyone killed can file wrongful death lawsuits.

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