Posts Tagged ‘plane crash’

Happy Crash if that is possible…everyone survived

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Well it appears that one hard landing caused nothing but damage.  All passengers and people injured on the ground when a Cessna 310 crashed into a house in Compton, CA over the weekend are surviors.  The crash of the plane by the 71 year old pilot appeared to be a result of loss of power. Read the Articles and LA Times

Compton plane crash

Picture is from LA Times Article credited to Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Airplanes & Lawsuits

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Not words that I like in the same sentence…Lawsuits and Airplanes.

I found an article this week written about a very unfortunate plane crash (all crashes are) involving a Piper Malibu.  It claimed the life of 4 people on April 11, 2008 in Alberta, Canada.  The article went on to describe the fact that a father and son had both died in plane crashes within 5 months of one another in different kinds of planes, one weather related and one yet to be determined.

The crash and the cause are not the most disturbing part, unfortunately!   The fact that the article was on a ‘legal site’ that had a place to sign up for lawyers wanting to sue in airplane crash cases is what really disturbs me.   The article goes on to mention Piper Aircraft’s 1991 bankruptcy filing and infer that that the Malibu and any crashes by that type of plane over the years could be related. 

If there are points to consider for safety of flying Malibu’s I would like to hear those to consider and make judgement (usually done by FAA and NTSB) a couple of government agency’s that have done a pretty good job erring on the side of safety for users of aviation products, but to make inferences and suggestions and then offer advertising for attorney’s who want to sue or find clients from aircraft crash cases really adds a biased slant.