Over 18 recorded plane crashes took place in New Mexico in 2018. Many involved smaller aircraft. Smaller single engine planes are much more dangerous than commercial airliners that go through routine maintenance and regular checks before every flight. Smaller aircraft are also much less capable of longer cross country flights and can be spread thin by going extended distances in a short period of time.
Failed takeoffs or crash landings by missing the runway can cause wrongful death to passengers and damage to local airports and structures. One of the most common places for severe crashed planes to end up is in empty fields far away from major cities and in low populated areas.
Planes crashing in rural areas can cause serious fires from the wreckage and lead to loss of property by the owners. Crashes also can happen at New Mexico air force bases leading to devastation as the planes used on base are usually very heavy and well equipped to fly at speeds exceeding those of commercial airliners.
Commercial airliners landing or taking off from the Albuquerque International Sunport are very safe compared to private planes and smaller engine planes. Worldwide commercial plane crashes have fallen by over 50% for 2019. In addition, U.S. commercial airlines have very safe and highly trained pilots.
Over 80% of airplane crashes in the United States are caused by human error. That includes faults of air traffic controllers, pilots, the planes mechanics, etc. In the early days of accidents, plane crashes were mostly caused by machine equipment failures. Advances in the safety of airplanes have made the occurrence of a crash due to a failed engine, damaged wing, etc. very rare. In the grand scheme of things, the annual risk of dying in a plane crash, for an average American, is 1 in 11 million.
Why Trust Davis Kelin With your New Mexico Aviation Accident Case
Davis Kelin is New Mexico’s premier aviation accident law firm located in Albuquerque serving the whole state. Our attorneys lead the way in the state with the experience and expertise you need to lead you through your case. We are world class representation with over 20 years of combined experience and Super Lawyers ready to handle major commercial airline crashes and smaller single engine plane crashes that took place in New Mexico.
To find an aviation accident lawyer that will successfully handle your case, you need an experienced lawyer. Our attorneys have decades of experience in handling complex aviation crashes in New Mexico.
Davis Kelin is passionate about handling all types of aviation accidents from defective equipment, crashes, pilot errors and more.
If you or your family have been involved in an aviation accident contact us today don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a free consultation. As you look to move forward with your life after the plane crash, it is important to know your legal rights.
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