Possible Causes of Airplane Crashes

Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

While airline travel is still one of the safest ways to get from one place to another, our British Columbia airplane crash lawyer knows that crashes are extremely serious when they do occur.

Mechanical Failure

Studies have linked mechanical failure to about 20 percent of airplane accidents today. This is a huge technological improvement over years past, when mechanical failures could be blamed for up to 80 percent of crashes.

Intentional Sabotage

We all worry about terrorism and intentional sabotage when we fly, but this is one of the least common causes of airplane crashes. Only one in ten crashes can be attributed to intentional actions.

Weather Conditions

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), weather is a contributing factor in almost one fourth of all airplane accidents. Even when a plane has landed, icy runways and other factors can lead to fatal ground crashes when planes skid off runways.

Human Error

Human error is the number one cause of airplane crashes. While it is easy to assume that means there is a serious problem with pilot training and credentials, many others are involved in airplane safety, including air traffic controllers, mechanics, and equipment manufacturers.

No matter what the cause, if you have suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one in an airplane crash, you need an experienced British Columbia airplane crash lawyer on your side. Contact Stephens & Holman for a free consultation by calling 604-730-4120 today.