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 …

Airport Management Consultant Investigates Tarmac Collision AIRPLANE Expert Case

This case involves a plane collision on the tarmac of a regional airport. A plane with 112 passengers was standing by awaiting permission to take off. As the full plane was waiting, an empty plane en route to another gate backed into it, causing it to cat …

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 …