Passengers Narrowly Avoid Injury in Negligent Aircraft Collision at Newark's Liberty International Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly investigating a collision between two airplanes at Newark's Liberty International Airport. According to federal investigators, the wing of a Scandinavian Airlines jet bound for Oslo, Norway struck the tail of an ExpressJet airplane bound for Nashville, Tennessee as the two aircraft were preparing for take-off on a busy runway. The Scandinavian Airlines plane reportedly struck the United Express partner while turning during taxi. FAA officials stated none of the more than 100 passengers aboard the two aircraft were hurt when the two planes collided at one of the busiest airports in the United States.

Following the accident, the ExpressJet airplane was reportedly towed to a gate where passengers disembarked. Additionally, the Scandinavian Airlines jet allegedly sustained serious damage and a portion of its left wing was allegedly torn away. The airline reportedly issued a statement that said the damage was limited to a portion of the wing that aids fuel economy and is not necessary to remain airborne. Scandinavian Airlines is allegedly conducting an internal investigation into how the incident occurred.

Thankfully, no one was hurt in this potentially deadly accident. When two aircraft collide or an airplane is involved in a crash, heavy casualties often result. Determining fault in an aviation accident can be difficult. Airplane accidents may result from pilot error, poor weather conditions, mechanical defects, and other causes. Unlike commercial jets, many small aircraft do not have voice or data recorders installed that may provide valuable assistance to accident investigators. In addition, a detailed examination of the crash wreckage must be undertaken whenever an airplane accident occurs. Because of the complicated nature of aviation accidents, it is important for the victim or loved ones of someone who was killed in an airplane crash to obtain the assistance of a quality personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

You should contact the experienced lawyers at the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC if you were hurt or a close family member was killed in a tragic aircraft or other accident. At the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC, our hardworking New York City personal injury and accident attorneys are ready and willing to assist the victims of unexpected accidents with obtaining the financial damages they deserve. Our caring lawyers have more than 45 years of experience helping clients who are located in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To speak with a diligent attorney about your personal injury or wrongful death case, please contact the Paleudis Law Firm, LLC through the law firm's website or give us a call at (212) 835-6768 in New York City, (215) 331-6487 in Philadelphia, or (609) 480-3080 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Additional Resources:

Two Taxiing Airplanes Clip Each Other At Newark Liberty International Airport, Huffington Post

Scandinavian Airlines investigating after its plane's wing clips other's tail at NJ airport, The Washington Post