Flying is the safest way to travel, or so we have been told by numerous statistics and accounts of personal experience. However, in recent months, the safety of air travel has been questioned. With three fatal accidents in the past month, airlines and airports are struggling to come up with new safety regulations that will make air travel safer.
Most accidents happen on the runway. While this seems like it should be the safest place, it is in fact more dangerous, as airplanes are made for flying, not driving around on the ground. With the number of airplanes on the ground in close proximity to one another, there are bound to be problems. Most accidents deal with taking off and landing.
When taking off, planes have to deal with gaining altitude and speed as quickly as possible. Passing through the lower elevations is dangerous as there are many birds and dramatic changes in weather and temperature. This can affect the engines as well as the pilot’s ability to see and manage the plane.
On the runway, pilots have to navigate the different conditions of a given airport, as well as the other planes on the runway. Getting in an airplane accident is usually very serious, but is often easily avoided.
Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, the Wausau airplane accident attorneys, if you have been affected by a lack of airline safety and need legal advice and representation. Call us at 800-242-2874 to talk about your personal injury claim.