AIRPLANE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions AIRPLANE Expert Case

Pilot Crashes Due to Unsafe Runway Conditions

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who died while performing his duties as a pilot. On the day of the accident the pilot was approaching the airport after a five hour ferry flight in a small aircraft. The airport in question was a small loca …

Offshore Platform Worker Killed in Helicopter Crash at Sea AIRPLANE Expert Case

Offshore Platform Worker Killed in Helicopter Crash at Sea

This case involves an offshore platform worker who was working for a company that did work on oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The worker was flown by helicopter to inspect the fire safety equipment on an oil platform. When the pilot of the helicopter  …

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash AIRPLANE Expert Case

Unsafe Runway Causes Fatal Crash

This case takes place in Texas and involves a man who died while performing his duties as a pilot. On the day of the accident, the pilot was approaching the airport and while concentrating on maneuvering, struck a radar tower that hade been recently built  …

Passenger Sues Airline for Sexual Assault During Flight AIRPLANE Expert Case

Passenger Sues Airline for Sexual Assault During Flight

This case involves a passenger on an international flight who fell asleep during the flight. The cabin of the plane got dark while the passenger was sleeping because it was a night flight. After several hours, the passenger woke up to discover that a man s …

Airplane Crashes as Crew Fails to Follow Navigation Procedures AIRPLANE Expert Case

…  a foreign territory. When foreign officials detected the airplane, they fired several heat-seeking missiles at the plane. The exploding …  wrongful death suit against the airline claiming that the airplane’s crew was negligent in not following mandated aviation regulations …

Airline Passenger Slips and Fractures Kneecap AIRPLANE Expert Case

Airline Passenger Slips and Fractures Kneecap

This case involves an airline passenger who was attempting to board a 737 jetliner. There were some wet spots of liquid running across the area where the passengers walked in order to board the plane. The passenger walked across this area and up the metal  …

Subway Accident Leads to Event Recorder Inquiry AIRPLANE Expert Case

Subway Accident Leads to Event Recorder Inquiry

This case involves a subway accident. The plaintiff, a forty-four-year-old female, commuted to work on the subway every morning. On the day in question, the subway she was on crashed into another train, injuring numerous passengers on both trains. The plai …