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While statistically one of the safest forms of travel, plane crashes occur each year in Arkansas. If you’ve been affected by an aviation accident, then contact Taylor King Law. Our Arkansas injury lawyers will help you explore your legal options after an airplane accident.

Trust our local team of attorneys to answer your questions, walk you through each step, as well as secure you with a settlement that protects your family.

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What to Know About Plane Crash Lawsuits

A plane crash is a life-altering event.

The risk of being killed in a plane crash is 1 in 11 million. For perspective, the risk of being killed in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 5,000. Most data will suggest that flying is one of the safest forms of travel; however, the results of a plane crash can be catastrophic.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, 6.84 of every 100,000 flight hours yielded an airplane crash in recent years. Of note, though, most plane crashes do not involve commercial airlines.

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Private Jet Crashes in Arkansas

The likelihood of being involved in a plane crash is significantly higher for private air travel.

Private jet travel is rapidly rising; in fact, private jets accounted for half of all business aircraft travel in 2022. In Arkansas, private jet travel has increased 41% year over year. Arkansas, having risen in recent years, now ranks 28th for private business air travel in America.

How common are plane crashes in Arkansas?

  • In February of 2023, a twin-engine Beech B2000 airplane crashed in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing five.
  • In June 2023, a single-engine Cessna 177 Cardinal crashed into Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, which claimed the pilot’s life and injured one more.
  • Beech King Air E-90 lost altitude and crashed in Washington County, Arkansas on May 17, 2023. The crash claimed the pilot’s life.
  • In April of 2023, a single-engine aircraft crashed near Hardy, AR, killing the pilot.
  • plane crash near Lewisville, Arkansas claimed 1 life on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Statistics reveal that 80 percent of all aviation accidents can be attributed to human error. A smaller percentage of plane crashes can be attributed to mechanical failures and weather.

Human Error

Human error can mean the pilot failed to properly follow instructions, failed to respond to weather conditions, or failed to follow landing and takeoff procedures.

In 2023 alone, both a Delta Airlines pilot and United Airlines pilot were arrested for attempting to fly a plane drunk.

Mechanical Failure

Mechanical failures could be negligence on the part of the manufacturer in design or creation. If a mechanic fails to properly inspect or maintain the plane’s equipment, then the mechanic can be found negligent. In May 2023, federal aviation investigators found the cause of an Arkansas plane crash to be a mechanical failure in the plane’s autopilot system.

Takeoff & Landing

Roughly half of all plane accidents happen during takeoff and landing.

How Can an Aviation Accident Lawyer Help?

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