Aviation. Legal news and articles for November 12 - 13, 2012

Life by accidentPlane crash victims were from Midwest, coroner saysFamily of plane crash victim Dr. Scott Clarke reflects on his legacyLocal man who survived deadly firefighting plane crash shares his storyEngine failure being investigated as primary cause of plane crash in Offaly5-year-old in co-pilot's seat likely caused Arizona copter crash, NTSB saysPlane crash survivor recounts disaster on Pine Mountain2 killed in Fresno small plane crash identifiedGirl, 5, likely caused fatal helicopter crashTwo dead in Offaly plane crashTwo investigations into fatal plane crash in Co OffalyBoeing Sued Over US-Poland Plane That Crash-LandedCrowley Plane Crash2 more Russia plane-crash bodies exhumed5-year-old girl likely caused helicopter crash

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Report: Pilot had loss of aircraft control before crash in downtown Birmingham
al.com (blog)November 5, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A pilot who deployed his single-engine airplane's emergency parachute before crash landing near downtown Birmingham on Oct. 6 had lost control of the aircraft during a missed runway approach, according to the National ...more »

Minters nabs partner from KWM
Lawyers WeeklyNovember 5, 2012

He has a market-leading reputation as an aviation lawyer and asset finance specialist. Commenting on the appointment, head of the Minter Ellison finance division, Paul Paxton, said he was delighted to welcome a practitioner of Mok's calibre to the team.more »

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Life by accident
First Coast NewsNovember 13, 2012

His commander's plane made it back to Cecil. However, Besal never went back to that watery site off St. Augustine. "There are some things you hope are put to rest," he said. Besal didn't even tell many people about the crash, until that diver named Joe ...more »

Plane crash victims were from Midwest, coroner says
Monterey County HeraldNovember 13, 2012

Two men killed Saturday in the crash of a light plane near Shaver Lake after it took off from Salinas Municipal Airport were identified Monday by the Fresno County Coroner as a father and son from the Midwest. Deputy Coroner Jeff Gentry said the two ...more »

Family of plane crash victim Dr. Scott Clarke reflects on his legacy
KY3November 12, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A family is grieving the loss of their father and grandfather. The Mercy Springfield medical community is also mourning Dr. Scott Clarke, a physician here for the last eight years. Clarke, 41, was well-known and well-respected in ...more »

Local man who survived deadly firefighting plane crash shares his story
WSOC CharlotteNovember 12, 2012

Four months after a deadly firefighting plane crash that killed four Air National Guardsmen from Charlotte, one of the survivors shared his story only with Eyewitness News. Veterans Day is both a celebration and a somber reminder for Josh Marlowe. His ...more »

Engine failure being investigated as primary cause of plane crash in Offaly
Irish IndependentNovember 12, 2012

Officials from the Department of Transport Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) will examine in detail the plane's mechanics at their base in Grangegorman, Dublin, to determine the cause of the crash. Jurgen Whyte, AAIU chief, said: "The men were on ...more »

5-year-old in co-pilot's seat likely caused Arizona copter crash, NTSB says
NOLA.comNovember 12, 2012

"That's their interpretation, and it does not comport with what our experienced investigators believe happened," said Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney who specializes in aviation accidents. Robb has sued Eurocopter and others involved in ...more »

Plane crash survivor recounts disaster on Pine Mountain
WTVMNovember 12, 2012

"The fellas who came up here, think of this, it was raining cats and dogs, it was a cloudy night, stormy night, they're near their homes, and they think they hear a plane crash. Now, who in their right minds is going to say, 'let's go take a walk up ...more »

2 killed in Fresno small plane crash identified
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 12, 2012

FRESNO -- A television station reports that two people killed in a small plane crash in central California were a doctor and his father from the Midwest. The FAA says a Cessna 421 was flying from Salinas to Omaha, Neb. when it went down in the ...more »

Girl, 5, likely caused fatal helicopter crash
KING5.comNovember 12, 2012

"That's their interpretation, and it does not comport with what our experienced investigators believe happened," said Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney who specializes in aviation accidents. Robb has sued Eurocopter and others involved in ...more »

Two dead in Offaly plane crash
TV3.ieNovember 12, 2012

The Air Accident Investigations Unit from the Department of Transport will this morning resume its investigations into a crash in Co Offaly yesterday evening involving a light aircraft which claimed the lives of an instructor and a trainee pilot. Their ...more »

Two investigations into fatal plane crash in Co Offaly
RTE.ieNovember 12, 2012

They have been named locally as flying instructor Niall Doherty from Roscrea and trainee pilot Damien Deegan from Crinkle. They died after their aircraft went down near Birr shortly before 5pm yesterday. Post mortem examinations are due to be carried ...more »

Boeing Sued Over US-Poland Plane That Crash-Landed
Manufacturing Business TechnologyNovember 12, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Passengers on a plane that crash-landed in Poland last year when its landing gear failed to deploy have sued Boeing and the firm that inspected the airliner before it departed New Jersey, with one attorney saying his clients suffered ...more »

Crowley Plane Crash
KLFYNovember 12, 2012

One man recovering in the hospital after he crashed his small plane in Crowley. It happened just after 1:00 PM at a private landing strip in the 100 block of Rue Chene near Crowley. Deputies say when they arrived they saw a Ventura two seat single ...more »

2 more Russia plane-crash bodies exhumed
UPI.comNovember 12, 2012

12 (UPI) -- The Polish military said Monday it exhumed the bodies of two priests killed in the 2010 Smolensk, Russia, plane crash, that killed President Lech Kaczynski. It was the third set of exhumations this year involving the eight crew members and ...more »

5-year-old girl likely caused helicopter crash
myfoxny.comNovember 12, 2012

"That's their interpretation, and it does not comport with what our experienced investigators believe happened," said Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City, Mo., attorney who specializes in aviation accidents. Robb has sued Eurocopter and others involved in ...more »

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