Utah is one of the least densely populated states in the United States, and 80 percent of its population is centered along the Wasatch Front (where Salt Lake City is located). The unpopulated areas are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The state has five national parks and 43 parks managed by the Utah State Parks Commission. It is a geographically diverse state – with everything from deserts and sand dunes to pine forests and mountain valleys.
Utah experiences extreme temperatures, with cold winters due to its elevation. The summer months also experience extreme temperatures, sometimes reaching between 90-100 degrees. Even with these occasional extremities, both locals and tourists like to take advantage of Utah’s natural wonders. The Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats and Lake Powell are favorite summertime attractions. And people from all parts of the globe flock to Utah’s numerous world-class ski resorts..
Utah Airports and Air Force Base
Aviation is a large part of Utah’s economy. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), there are over 40 public use general aviation airports in the state. Utah’s 20 FAA-approved flight schools and varying aviation programs produce a highly educated and experienced regional workforce. There are over 30 repair stations used for servicing and maintaining the private and commercial airplanes and helicopters in and around Salt Lake City.
Utah has one international airport. The Salt Lake City International Airport offers daily flights to hotspots like Canada, Mexico, Paris and Tokyo. It continues to act as a gateway for residents to travel the world and for tourists to experience all that Utah has to offer. The Hill Air Force Base is Salt Lake City’s largest single site employer. Located north of Salt Lake City, Hill Air Force Base aviation mechanics offer worldwide engineering and logistics management for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, A-10 Thunderbolt II and the Minuteman III Intercontinental.
Because of Utah’s large and sparsely populated areas, aviation is an efficient and popular way to travel. One airline that many people enjoy flying with is Sky West Airlines, based out of St. George, Utah. Residents and visitors often fly Sky West Airlines due to its numerous domestic and international flight options. Additionally, many airlines fly smaller general-aviation planes and helicopters to accommodate the numerous business and personal flights entering and leaving the state.
Salt Lake City Airplane Crash
Unfortunately, even the most experienced plane or helicopter pilot can lose control of their aircraft. Airplane crashes occur for a number of reasons, including equipment malfunction, flying during low visibility, inclement weather, overloading of the aircraft or engine failure.
In January 2003, an Agusta A109 K2 medical helicopter crashed while attempting to pick up a patient during adverse weather conditions. The aviation attorneys at the Slack & Davis law firm successfully represented the families of those killed in the helicopter crash.
Founded in 1993, our lawyers have over 20 years of experience representing those who have been injured in an airplane accident and the families who have lost loved ones. Fierce advocates of passenger rights and world-class resources in the field of aviation, the plane crash attorneys at Slack & Davis will get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an airplane or helicopter crash, call today for a free case evaluation at 800-455-8686. Our aviation accident lawyers will fight to get you the closure you deserve.