A stalled twin-engine turboprop commuter plane slams into a suburban upstate New York home and bursts into a fiery explosion that kills all 49 people on board and one person on the ground. At first, it appeared that ice buildup was the cause of the accident. However, collected evidence points investigators and personal injury attorneys in a whole different direction.
David Perecman, a leading New York personal injury attorney surmises, “Based on the preliminary evidence, it appears that the crash could have been caused by poor training, broken rules in the cockpit, and airline officials lack of due diligence.”
Any NY personal injury lawyer will tell you it is ill advised to put an inexperienced, under trained, overtired person in charge of an airplane that has the capacity to injure or kill dozens of people. Amongst other evidence, the aircraft’s voice data recorder shows the plane’s pilot, Marvin Renslow, and co-pilot Rebecca Shaw were in violation of federal rules banning nonessential conversation before 10,000 feet is reached.
Personal injury attorneys are also pointing out issues like difficult working conditions at Colgan Air, the company that operated the flight, and extremely low wages.
“The conditions revealed at the NTSB’s hearings obviously violate the public’s trust – namely, that pilots are qualified, healthy, and well-rested before they’re allowed to take command of a plane,” says David Perecman, a prominent New York Personal injury attorney.
Plane crashes seldom end well for its crew and passengers. In fact, most often, aviation accidents are fatal to them. For those who suffered from this tragic loss, it is important that they work with a New York personal injury attorney who knows how to properly pursue and investigate this type of personal injury or in this case, wrongful death case.