United Airlines Crashes
According to statistics from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, one-third of the approximately 87,000 flights in domestic skies at any one time belong to one of the major commercial carriers. For many of Texans, our lives have become dependent on commercial air travel, whether it’s for work, family or other personal reasons.
Although accidents involving commercial airlines are relatively rare, because of our efforts to keep the skies safe, when accidents do happen. the scope of the tragedy can be devastating to the victims and their loved ones, with victims suffering serious injury or death. In many cases, such accidents were avoidable, and happened due to such factors as pilot error, design and structural defects, maintenance deficiencies, air traffic controller errors, weather and a number of other possible factors. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a United Airlines crash, contact the aviation accident attorneys of Hill Law Firm today.
One major air carrier is United Air Lines, Inc., which offers flights to destinations across North America and around the world. In all, United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 3,300 daily flights, serving more than 200 domestic and international destinations.
Below is a list of major accidents involving United Airlines and United Express over the past 25 years:
- January 21, 2008 – Flight 1028, went into a dive over Nevada;
- September 11, 2001 – Flight 93, crashed near Shanksville, PA;
- September 11, 2001 – Flight 175, hijacked, flown into World Trade Center, NY;
- November 19, 1996 – United Express Flight 5925, crashed in Quincy, IL;
- 1992 – Flight 852, suffered severe inflight turbulence, Japan to San Francisco;
- March 3, 1991 – Flight 585, crashed at Colorado Springs, CO;
- December 26, 1989 – United Express Flight 2415, crashed at Pasco, WA;
- July 19, 1989 – Flight 232, crashed at Sioux City, IA; and
- February 24, 1989 – Flight 811, crashed into Pacific Ocean.
Determining the cause or causes of a commercial airline crash is very difficult, but there is almost always an answer in nearly every case. The potential causes of these crashes will vary and include a number of factors, including; whether or not all pilots was properly certified and was operating the aircraft properly; aircraft maintenance; record keeping; design flaws; mechanical defects; air traffic control errors; and factors such as weather and terrain.
Commercial aviation cases are among the most resource-intensive and time-consuming cases to litigate. To be successful, and get the compensation they’re entitled to, victims and their families need a legal team with the knowledge, experience and resources to thoroughly investigate all potential causes of the accident on their behalf, as well as to help everyone understand their legal options. If you have questions or a potential case, call the Hill Law Firm today.