Airplane Crashes

Addressing Criminal Prosecutions In Aviation Disasters

January 21, 2011

In reference to our blog regarding criminalization of aviation accidents, posted here on December 10, 2010, I wanted to post the following book review that I just did on Flying in the Face of Criminalization. The review will be published in The Times of London Higher Education Magazine within the next month or so. The […]

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Criminalization of Aviation Accidents

December 10, 2010

The announcement by the court in France of criminal convictions for the United States’ Continental Air Lines and one of its mechanics in the aftermath of the Concorde crash on July 25, 2000 sent shivers down the spines of all who care about aviation safety.  As we discuss in this post, criminalizing non-intentional careless conduct—ordinary […]

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Thunderstorms Threat to Aviation

November 1, 2010

Two of the main dangers posed by thunderstorms to aircraft are being hit by lightening and windsheer. Windsheer, caused by the change in vertical or horizontal drafts around the plane, is a big concern for pilots because it can cause loss of “lift” (which keeps the plane in the air). One famous crash – depicted […]

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