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Did a Defective Oxygen System Cause This Tennessee Jet Crash?

A jet recently crashed into Cherokee National Forest. Was a defective oxygen system to blame? The jet involved was a T-45C Goshawk. Two men were killed when the jet crashed into the forest. Defective Parts and Aviation Accidents Around one-fifth of aviation accidents are the result of mechanical failure. In April of this year, the Navy grounded some of its T-45 jets because more than 100 instructors expressed concerns about the jets’ oxygen systems. Two pilots said that the jets were having up to three incidents during training every week. At the speeds (up to 645 miles per hour) and G-forces Naval pilots fly in these jets, hypoxia is a serious concern. So much so, in fact, that the Navy puts its pilots through training in pressure chambers so that they are able to identify the signs of hypoxia if it occurs. If oxygen systems do not work properly, these…
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Who Is Liable When Someone Dies in a Private Plane Crash?

If you lose a loved one in a private plane crash, what are you supposed to do? On July 1, 2017, a Piper PA-23 that took off from Tennessee and crashed in the late afternoon just over the Georgia border. All four people on the plane were killed. It is currently unknown what the cause of the crash was, but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating. Liability in Private Plane Accidents According to the FAA, the most common kind of Tennessee plane crash is a general aviation accident involving small airplanes. These are commonly privately owned and operated, or used by small companies, such as tour businesses. The most common causes of plane crashes in Tennessee are: Pilot error, the most common cause. These can include negligence during takeoff and landing, as well as in flight. Defective plane parts. Defects can stem…
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How Did Nine People Become Injured at the Nashville Airport?

Four months ago, a Southwest plane carrying 133 passengers and several crew members arrived from Houston at the Nashville airport. Though the plane landed without any complications, it slid off the taxiway on its way to the gate. According to a report by the WSMV-TV, passengers on the plane said the plane was shaking violently while the crew members shouted for them to keep their heads down. Suddenly, the passengers heard a loud bang and the passengers lurched to the side. The plane had slid into a ditch. Flight attendants took immediate action once the plane seemed to have stopped moving. Passengers were instructed to eject the emergency slides, which is what was used to evacuate the plane. Emergency response teams quickly responded. Eight passengers sustained injuries that were not life threatening, but one passenger experienced severe chest pain. Thankfully, everyone survived. The FAA is continuing to investigate the plane…
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