Things you don’t know concerning Aviation Accidents
Florida is the heart of general aviation in the United States. Figures from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirm that Florida is second only to California in the number of FAA certified pilots. If an aviation accident occurs, the residents of South Florida can rely only on the aviation accident lawyers at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.
Aviation Accidents Statistics
Recent Data Shows That, In The 21st Century, Pilot Errors Are Mostly The Cause Of Aviation Accidents:
57% of fatal aviation accident crashes were cause by pilot errors – 18% were weather related, and 5% were mechanical related, with the remaining 34% being miscellaneous pilot errors
Weather accounted for 6% of all the fatal crashes
Mechanical failures accounted for 22%
Sabotage – 9%
Other human errors – 6%
Data from the Statistical Summary of Commercial Jet Airplane Accidents shows that the most onboard fatalities of aviation accidents occur during the cruise and the takeoff phases of the flight – 16% each.
Aviation Accidents Statistics For The Rest Of The Phases:
Initial climb – 14% onboard fatalities
Climb – 13%
Descent – 4%
Initial approach – 12%
Final approach – 13%
Landing – 12%
The Ntsb Accidents And Accident Rates Created A Report Which Shows Which Type Of Flying Is The Safest:
Airliner – 4.03 fatalities per million flight hours
Commuter airline – 10.74
Commuter plane – 12.24
General aviation – 22.43
Overall, the odds of a person being involved in a fatal aviation accident are really small – something like 1 in 10 million. However, flying with the top airlines seems to give better odds. For example, flying with one of the top 39 airlines with the best accident rates gives you 1 in 19.8 million chance of being involved in an aviation accident which results in fatalities.
Aviation Accidents Causes
As we saw, statistics show that aviation accidents due to human factors are the most likely cause. It doesn’t matter if you are looking at statistics for aviation accidents 2014, or aviation accidents 2015 – the results are still the same.
The number one cause of aviation accidents still remain a pilot error.
The number two spot is occupied by mechanical error. Now, there are mechanical errors caused by the pilot, and mechanical errors that are out of the control of the pilot in which cases, the passengers are left at the mercy of the plane.
The third most common cause of aviation accidents is weather – lightning strikes, heavy winds, hazardous storms, and fog can all case a fatal aviation accident.
Fourth on the list is sabotage – mentally ill patients, terrorists, extremists or militia groups are usually responsible for these.
Other human errors can also play a role. For example, air traffic control mistakes have cause planes to crash into mountains, land on occupied runways, and even to collide in midair.
Aviation Accidents Cases
If you have suffered an aviation accident injury through no fault of your own, or you have lost a loved one in a fat aviation accident, you might be entitled to reimbursement for your pain and suffering.
Our professional aviation accident attorneys know all too well the relevant laws in Florida, which is of vital importance for the success of your aviation accident case.