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How is an aviation accident's cause pinpointed?

When aviation accidents occur, people scramble to figure out what caused it. This is also true for those of you in Alaska, where weather can play a bigger role in potential crashes than it might in areas of the country with less volatile conditions. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we wish to help you understand where the flying dangers come from in this state, and what they can lead to.

There are three primary factors that are looked at when trying to determine why a helicopter or plane has crashed. They include:

  • The pilot
  • The conditions surrounding the plane
  • The conditions of the plane itself

Together, pilot error, weather, and issues with the plane make up most of the causes for plane or helicopter crashes. Pilot error can include errors in judgment, such as deciding to fly in weather that they aren't skilled enough to fly in or not doing a thorough enough check of the plane before flying.

Sometimes, a crash may occur regardless of how careful a pilot is. For example, freak changes to weather like unexpected storms may occur. The plane itself may become damaged while in flight, or parts may be defective and those defects may not be noticed in time.

To take a more detailed look at aviation accidents, their causes, and the potential injuries that may occur, please visit our website. We have all of that information and more available, along with the knowledge of a licensed commercial pilot who can help guide you through this difficult time.

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