AIRPLANE EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-428203
This expert has 40 years of experience in the field of air traffic control and aviation safety. He studied professional aeronautics and management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and completed training courses with the FAA and the US Navy. This expert is certified as a safety management system practitioner, a contracting officer's representative, and an air traffic control specialist, and holds a control tower operator license. He began his career in the industry ...
Expert Witness: E-058063
This 40+ year veteran of the aviation industry has extensive experience as an airline pilot and additional background in safety inspection, flight instruction, airport management, and accident investigation. He earned his B.S. in Aviation Technology and Business Management from Metropolitan State College and holds several certificates from the FAA, including the Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, the Flight Instructor Certificate, the Flight Engineer Certificate, the ...
Expert Witness: E-026490
This expert's career in the aviation industry spans 37 years and has included work in turbine power plant, aircraft overhaul and component repair and overhaul. He has performed risk assessment for the insurance industry and both corporate and business aircraft owners have utilized his talents. He has received many awards from the Federal Aviation Administration while maintaining a staff position with the Transportation Safety Institute. He is a graduate of Embry Riddle ...
Expert Witness: E-004668
This expert has several awards such as the USPA Gold, Diamond, and Double Diamond parachutist / skydiver badges, qualifying him as an expert in these two fields of extreme sports. He is highly knowledgeable of the safety regulations of each sport, as he serves as safety adviser and examiner for several committees. He also has several publications and held seminars on skydiving & flying safety issues.
Expert Witness: E-009401
This aviation and aerospace expert is one of the leaders in his industry and has extensive experience in flight test, materials and properties laboratories, unmanned aerial systems, engineering operations, Safety Management Systems and quality. This expert started his career as a United State Army pilot and then advanced to several senior positions with the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA). As Manager Rotorcraft Directorate with the FAA, he was responsible for all ...

AIRPLANE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash AIRPLANE Expert Case

Engine Malfunction Allegedly Causes Fatal Plane Crash

This case involves a pilot that died in a plane crash. At the time of the crash, the pilot was 63 years old with 30 years of aviation experience. The plane the pilot was flying had been serviced several weeks before the accident. It underwent a full inspe …

Flight Attendant Allegedly Assaults Underage Passenger AIRPLANE Expert Case

Flight Attendant Allegedly Assaults Underage Passenger

This case involves a child who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a flight attendant while on a flight from Santa Fe to Denver. The child, a 12-year-old girl from Dallas, went to the bathroom approximately 30 minutes into the flight. As the child exited  …

Aircraft Vehicle Malfunction Causes Fatal Injury AIRPLANE Expert Case

Aircraft Vehicle Malfunction Causes Fatal Injury

This case involves an accident with an aircraft deicing vehicle in winter. The vehicle operator was applying deicing fluid to a commercial plane before a 6-hour cross-continental flight. While the operator was working, a bolt holding a hinge pin slid o …

Aviation Expert Determines Whether Human Factors Caused Fatal Crash AIRPLANE Expert Case

This case involves a fatal plane crash in Montana. The pilot was an elderly female with 30 years of aviation experience at the time of the accident. The route was only 4 hours and she had flown it before. The pilot had used GPS technology while in flight a …

Neurological Damage Allegedly Linked to Toxin Exposure on Aircraft AIRPLANE Expert Case

This case involves a child who suffered severe neurological damage from inhaling toxic fumes that entered an aircraft cabin on a commercial flight from Chicago to Seattle. The air used to pressurize the aircraft cabin of the plane was redirected from …

Substandard Industrial Safety Blamed For Commercial Aircraft Fire AIRPLANE Expert Case

This case involves several pilots that perished in a commercial aircraft fire. The fire occurred at an industrial gas dispensing station. As one of the pilots was dispensing the gas, the pump sparked and caused the plane to catch on fire and explode. F …

Forensic Pathologist Determines Cause Of Pilot’s Death Following Crash AIRPLANE Expert Case

This case involves a light plane co-pilot who died from injuries sustained in a crash. The pilots needed to make an emergency landing when they realized the light plane was having engine trouble. As the plane went down, the pilot maintained conscious …

Aviation Safety Expert Evaluates Role of Avionics Suite in Light Airplane Crash AIRPLANE Expert Case

…  of the pilot. On the date of the incident in question an airplane impacted terrain shortly after departure in a residential …  pilot flew in the plane the day prior to the accident. The airplane was being used as a trade-in, and the accident pilot planned to fly to …