Cirrus SR22T Engine Failures Caused by Too Much Fuel or Too Little Fuel

The NTSB reports are replete with unfortunate and preventable accidents caused by aircraft running out of fuel.  Engine failures can also be caused by too much fuel.  The issue with too much fuel is especially prevalent in the Continental TSIO-550 series engines that power some of the most popular high performance single engine aircraft, including…

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NTSB Makes Recommendations for Improving Alaska Air Safety

In an effort to make flying in some of the most dangerous air space in the U.S. safer for pilots and passengers, the National Transportation Safety Board wants pilots flying in Alaska to be required to report their positions and direction on existing or new radio frequencies. Noting the continued high frequency of fatal in-flight…

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The Montreal Convention and International Passenger Rights

Airline passengers traveling on “international” itineraries have special rights in the event of injury or death while in the control of the airline. These rights exist under an international treaty called the Montreal Convention.   What is the Montreal Convention? The Montreal Convention (Convention) is an international treaty governing air carrier liability for passengers on…

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Helicopter Crash Statistics: What You Need to Know

The sudden death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in January 2020 brought the risks of helicopter travel to the forefront of the news as well as the minds of many Americans who followed the tragic story. Bryant died in a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and all eight passengers, including Bryant and his young…

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Aviation Accident Compensation: What You Need To Know

Helicopter and airplane crashes can change victims’ lives forever, along with the lives of their families and the people who love them. Whether the crash led to injuries or a tragic loss of life, victims and their loved ones may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering.…

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Dangers of Automation in the Airline Industry

One of the biggest changes in the aviation industry is the introduction of increasingly powerful automation systems in the cockpit. Computer-operated aircraft have capabilities that airplanes of the past never had, such as the ability to take off, fly, and land in zero-visibility conditions with very little need for pilot intervention. Modern-day pilots in airplanes…

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Causes of Helicopter Crashes: Who is at Fault?

Adventure seekers and tourists who book helicopter tour rides may not be thinking about the most common causes of helicopter crashes, but they probably should, since helicopters are one of the most dangerous modes of air transportation. Many people think of helicopter rides as pure, exhilarating fun, or even as an essential part of saving…

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