Damages

Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher
Lufthansa: Safekeeping Profits or Passengers?

Accident to the Airbus A320-211, registered D-AIPX and operated by Germanwings, flight GWI18G, on 03/24/15 at Prads-Haute-Bléone According to the BEA, they will release the final report on Germanwings 9525 on Sunday, March 13, 2016 during a press briefing. I plan to be there. Although the public has not seen the final report, and... »

Plane Flying Overhead Suspected after Chunk of Ice Smashes through Roof of Modesto House

Saturday, September 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
Plane Flying Overhead Suspected after Chunk of Ice Smashes through Roof of Modesto House

An aircraft flying high over Modesto, California, is being suspected after a large chunk of ice crashed through a house on September 9th. According to the resident Monica Savath, she was with her family in the living room when they heard a loud bang. Upon checking, they found a hole in the garage’s roof... »

Compensation after Fifteen Years

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By George Hatcher
Compensation after Fifteen Years

I know I’ve said before how cases take a long time. Sometimes they drag on in unexpected ways. Take for example the LAPA case. On August 31 1999 Líneas Aéreas Privadas Argentinas scheduled Flight 3142 (LV-WRZ) to fly Buenos Aires–Córdoba with a hundred and one persons aboard. The twenty-nine year old Boeing 737-204C failed... »

Will Yemenia Airways Be Held Accountable at Last?

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By George Hatcher

In 2007 there was this Airbus A310 that failed to pass inspection in France and was therefore banned from French Airspace. The plane was still in use though. Yemenia Airlines quit flying the plane over French Airspace, limiting its routes to non-euro airspace like the hop from Sanaa to the Comoros. Listen, I’ve heard... »

Mishaps of the day

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
By George Hatcher

Some events that happened today: December 16, 2013, on JetBlue Flight 836#N661JB, the Airbus A320 arrived at the gate at JFK airport, New York, and the left wing struck the jet bridge. There was only minor damage and no injuries reported. In Farmington NY on December 17, 2013, a Piper PA28#N43080 engine caught fire... »

Passengers denied fair compensation’ by British Airways

Thursday, May 30, 2013
By George Hatcher
Passengers denied fair compensation’ by British Airways

Here’s the situation–after the problematic Oslo flight, British Airways paid for food and hotel accommodation for stranded passengers who had been on the flight, but they deny further compensation. This is apparently British Airways attitude in regard to “thousands of passengers” impacted by the closures caused by the BA flight, according to Travel Weekly.... »

€10,000 Awarded for Child Trauma

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By George Hatcher
€10,000 Awarded for Child Trauma

Two year old Emma Reddan witnessed a Sikorsky S76 piloted by Bill Curry crashing in the Neptune Hotel car lot. The chopper’s rotor blade struck a lamp post, resulting in the crash. Emma Reddan suffered from separation anxiety disorder. In Civil court, Judge Matthew Deery approved a €10,000 settlement for Emma Reddan from Curry... »

David Disiere Southlake Aviation Awarded $32-Million Damages in Congo Gold Smuggling Case

Monday, September 24, 2012
By George Hatcher

In a civil trial that sounded like a real life James Bond spy novel, a Dallas County Jury awarded Southlake Aviation, owned by Dallas business executive David Disiere, $32.4 million in damages against Houston based oil company, CAMAC International, its subsidiary CAMAC Aviation, and Mickey Lawal CAMAC’s Vice President of African Operations. The case... »

The Only U.S. Family Settles

Friday, May 6, 2011
By George Hatcher
The Only U.S. Family Settles

The families of Mike and Anne Harris have settled their lawsuit against Air France. Michael was 60, from Greenville, South Carolina, a graduate of Clemson University, an expert in geology and oil field operations with Devon Energy in Rio and West Africa Group. (Devon Energy is based in Oklahoma.) Ann was 54, from Lafayette.... »

Skydiving Crash Victims Awarded by Jury

Saturday, April 30, 2011
By George Hatcher
Skydiving Crash Victims Awarded by Jury

Doncasters Inc. of London is a manufacturer of aviation components. They were recently held accountable for the death of five victims of the crash of a DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, the skydiving plane which exploded at the Sullivan airport. Six people were killed: Melissa Berridge, 38, of St. Louis; Victoria Delacroix, 22, of London;... »

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