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Investigations into Silverton plane accident delay…  

Earlier this month, 4 people were killed in a tragic airplane accident near Silverton, Colorado.  The accident occurred on Saturday, December 3 when the passengers were flying from Durango to Aspen to attend a Christmas party.The plane involved in the accident was a small, single-engine Socota TB-21.  The accident occurred while it was snowing and the temperature was approximately 22 degrees below zero.The site of the accident is at a height of about 11,000 feet above sea level.  Debris from the plane was distributed over a 1 1/4 mile area in the accident.Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say they have delayed the debris recovery portion of their investigations until some of the snow in the area melts.Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends.

Study says flight automation increases pilot error…  

A study conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration suggests that as more planes operate with flight automation, more and more pilots are losing their ability to fly planes without the aid of automated systems."We're seeing a new breed of accident with these state-of-the-art planes.  We're forgetting how to fly," says the co-chair of an FAA committee on pilot training.According to the International Air Transport Association, "loss of control" is the most common cause of airplane crashes.  Most often, these accidents occur when a pilot is unable to manually control the plane.The study warns that opportunities for pilots to train in manually operating an aircraft without an automated system are decreasing.  Furthermore, today, many regulators and airlines advise pilots not to operate planes manually and to never turn off the automated system.If you or someone you love has been injured in an airplane crash, contact the Denver airplane accident lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our experienced injury attorneys.

21 passengers in airplane accident at DIA file sui…  

A federal lawsuit was recently filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, Colorado by 21 passengers that were on a flight that crashed during takeoff at Denver International Airport.  The accident occurred in December 2008 when Continental Flight 1404 skidded off the runway.The flight was carrying 110 passengers and 5 crew members.  No one was killed in the accident but several people were injured.  According to court documents, the 21 passengers involved in the lawsuit suffered "physical assault, acceleration and deceleration, rolling, pitching, yawing, bumps, lifting off, crashing down, impact with the aircraft and its interior" and emotional distress.The passengers claim that air traffic controllers and the Federal Aviation Administration are to blame for the accident for understating wind speed and allowing the plane to take off in violation of FAA regulations.  The air traffic controllers are accused of not providing "key, available" information on winds to the flight's pilot and other crew.If you were injured in an airplane accident, contact the Denver airplane accident attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 to discuss your case with an experienced injury lawyer.

Air traffic controller caught drunk on the job…  

Earlier this month, officials from the Federal Aviation Administration began investigating an air traffic controller that is suspected to have been drunk while on the job in Longmont, Colorado.A random blood alcohol content test taken by the air traffic controller revealed him to have a BAC that was .02 percent higher than is allowed.  The FAA says that they routinely take random BAC tests and that they had no reason to suspect the air traffic controller was drunk.  Air traffic controllers that test between a .02 percent and a .039 percent blood alcohol content are cited by the FAA and enter rehabilitation or counseling programs.The test was taken while the air traffic controller was on duty at the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center, around 25 miles north of Denver.If you or someone you love has been injured in an airplane accident involving air traffic controller error, contact the Denver airplane accident lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at 866-385-3505 to discuss your case with an experienced injury attorney.