The Hoosier State is located in the Midwest and is one of the eight states that make up the Great Lakes Region. Aviation plays an important role in the lives of Indiana residents and in the state’s economy. Residents depend on airplanes and helicopters for emergency medical care and transportation, while farmers need general aviation to maintain their land and keep it free of pests. FedEx’s second- largest hub is located at Indianapolis International Airport, which employs over 4,000 people.
The “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” or the Indianapolis 500, attracts over 250,000 each year. The “Indy 500” and Formula One’s United States Grand Prix draw thousands of national and international visitors – increasing traffic at the many general aviation airports in Indiana.
Air National Guard
Indiana is home to several branches of the military and played a valuable role in World War II. The Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing is based in Fort Wayne and the 181st Fighter Wing is stationed out of Terre Haute International Airport. Meanwhile, the Army National Guard conducts its helicopter operations out of the central city of Shelbyville. During WWII, the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane was manufactured in Evansville, which produced half of the Thunderbolts used in the war.
Indiana Flight School
There are four primary airports in Indiana, which handle the majority of flights: The Evansville Regional Airport, Fort Wayne International Airport, Indianapolis International Airport and South Bend International Airport. Many of the visitors to the state are en route to one of the excellent universities in the area. The many general aviation airports in the area are also very important to the academic and economic success of Indiana’s residents. Purdue, Indiana State, Embry-Riddle, Ivy Tech and Vincennes offer programs for students in aviation and aerospace industries.
Airplane Crash Indiana
In October 1994, Slack Davis Sanger represented the families of some of the passengers killed in the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184, which originated in Roselawn, Indiana. After circling Chicago O’Hare for an hour, ice built up on the wings, inhibiting flight ability. The plane crash killed all 64 passengers and 4 crew members.
Seeking an accident attorney after a helicopter or plane crash can be a challenging and confusing experience in regards to the law. The aviation accident attorneys of Slack Davis Sanger want to help you and your family through this difficult period. For a complimentary case evaluation, or to explore your personal legal options, call us at 800-455-8686.