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Danger on the Runway

Commercial airlines that carry several passengers are responsible for the majority of aviation accidents. Some of these airlines can carry up to a couple hundred passengers. The rest of aviation accidents that occur are in private airplanes, as well as commercial and private helicopters.

What Causes Crashes?

Runway incursions are a cause of aviation accidents among both commercial and private airlines and plants. The leading causes of commercial airline accidents include:

  • Engine failure
  • Controlled flight into terrain
  • Approach and landing
  • Loss of control

In private of “general” aviation accidents, causes may include:

  • Weather
  • Pilot decision-making
  • Loss of control

What is a Runway Incursion?

The Federal Aviation Administration defines a runway incursion as “any occurrence at an airport involving an aircraft, vehicle, person, or object on the ground that creates a collision hazard or results in loss of separation with an aircraft taking off, intending to take off, landing, or intending to land.”


A common misconception is that once a plane has touched ground there is no longer any threat to danger. Unfortunately, statistics seem to show quite the contrary. Beginning in 1993, the number of runway incursions has increased over 70 percent.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an aviation accident, you have a right to strong representation and guidance. You also have the right to seek damages for any losses that you may have experienced.

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