November: A Deadly Month for Private Planes

November has been a tragic month for air travel. Three separate private planes have already been in the headlines this month. The first plane crash, killed two Oklahoma State University coaches and all passengers on board. The second plane crashed in Arizona, tragically killing an entire family. The third plane crashed in Georgia, killing a married couple and their 24-year-old son. Federal investigators continue to search for the cause of these devastating crashes.

Private air planes pose unique aviation safety concerns. Compared to commercial pilots, private pilots often undergo less training. With less training, these pilots may lack the experience needed to adequately react to emergency situations in transit, such as unexpected extreme weather, wind gusts or a mechanical malfunction.

Another common problem that arises with private planes is mechanical failure or negligent plane maintenance. At times, mechanics and private plane manufacturers cut corners when it comes to ensuring that private planes are suitable for flight because these planes are not common carriers and typically carry less people than commercial airlines.

After a plane crash, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates the cause of the crash. After the NTSB releases its findings, it is important to contact an attorney who can analyze the NTSB report. An experienced attorney can help victims of a plane crash and their loved ones protect their legal rights. Common claims that arise from private plane crashes include wrongful death, negligence and products liability claims.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a plane crash, contact Broussard & David at 1-888-337-2323 (toll free) or 337-233-2323 (local) to discuss your legal rights.