Robb & Robb LLC’s aviation attorneys for private, charter, and corporate plane crashes have obtained record setting results on behalf of crash victims and their families. Private plane crash cases are complex and challenging. Private aircraft do not have the “black boxes” which commercial planes do. In addition, regulation and enforcement of maintenance and certification procedures are not nearly as rigorous for private aircraft as for commercial aircraft.
General aviation refers to all flights other than military and scheduled airline and cargo flights. The majority of air traffic in the United States falls into this category. Most of the airports in the United States, around 5,300, serve general aviation exclusively. According to the NTSB, in 2009 over twenty million flight hours were flown by general aviation aircraft such as private planes, business jets and chartered aircraft. In that same year, 1,474 accidents were reported involving general aviation aircraft. NTSB statistics from 2013 reveal that in contrast to the safety record of commercial airplanes, small private planes average five accidents per day, accounting for nearly 500 American deaths in small planes each year.
Our private plane crash lawyers for charter, business, and corporate aircraft have successfully represented executives, families, and charter passengers killed in crashes of Cessna planes, DeHavilland aircraft, and others. We have represented victims of catastrophic and fatal private plane crashes due to weather or due to defective equipment including blades, oil transfer tubes, misplaced vibration dampers, propellers, instrument avionics including vacuum pumps and attitude indicators, and many other defects. Our lawyers have handled crashes involving charter, business, and corporate jets used for many purposes including skydiving, sightseeing, executive and business travel, and emergency situations.