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Safety Tips for Flying Amidst COVID-19 Concerns

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends staying home as much as possible, sometimes situations require you to travel, such as a work trip or a family emergency. Flying during a worldwide pandemic can feel scary; after all, most of us have never seen anything quite like the spread of COVID-19 in our lifetime…. Read More

Safety Precautions All Helicopter Pilots Must Follow

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

If you’re going on a helicopter ride, your pilot must follow certain safety precautions, with some of the standards different from those planes must meet. Chances are, the helicopter you’ll be riding falls under the private designation “general aviation,” which is governed by Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Weather and Helicopters: What You Should Know Before Taking a Helicopter Ride

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Flying in a helicopter, a favorite mode of transportation among the rich and famous, may seem like a dream come true. But if you’re not careful, severe weather can quickly derail your sky-high adventure into disaster. Most recently, a helicopter crash took the lives of NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and several others… Read More

Why Private Helicopters and Planes Are Dangerous

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Flying commercially is statistically one of the safest ways to travel, resulting in only one death in 2018, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. However, private planes and helicopters are regularly involved in an outrageous number of crashes, largely due to the looser regulations the Federal Aviation Administration imposes on them.

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Mid-Air Plane Collision in Carroll County, Georgia, Kills Three

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, three people were killed when two small planes, a Beechcraft F33A Bonanza and Diamond DA20C1, collided in mid-air at an airport in Carroll County, Georgia. The West Georgia Regional Airport, where the crash occurred, is a public airport with a single runway. The airport is also… Read More

Small Plane Crashes on Atlanta’s I-285, Killing All Four Passengers

Friday, May 8th, 2015

On the morning of Friday, May 8th, 2015, a small plane crashed onto I-285, a busy Atlanta highway, during early morning rush hour traffic. The plane had just taken off from Atlanta’s Peachtree-DeKalb Airport, and crashed approximately one mile from takeoff. The plane, a PA-32 (or Piper Cherokee 6), was carrying three men… Read More

Florida Plane Crash Results in Two Tragic Deaths

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The compassionate lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. help families recover following catastrophic accidents

A single engine plane made an emergency landing on a beach in Venice, Florida, in late July 2014, crashing into a man and his daughter who were walking along the sand. The father, Ommy Irizarry, died at… Read More

Questions Remain After Macon Plane Crash

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Around 10 AM on September 18, 2012, an executive jet attempted to land at the Macon Downtown Airport and hydroplaned from the runway to a wooded area. Over one and a half years later, reports from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are finally emerging about the cause of the accident.

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Tips for Flying Safely

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Although statistics tell us that air travel is technically safer than traveling by car, flying is still a frightening prospect for many would-be globetrotters. As trial attorneys who handle aviation accidents, we at Pope & Howard, P.C.  have seen the catastrophic damage that can be caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of airlines or… Read More

Private Plane Crash Leaves Three Dead in South Carolina

Friday, August 9th, 2013

A small, private plane crashed and hit a power utility pole in Conway, South Carolina on August 3, killing everyone on board and temporarily knocking out power in the area. Although the plane went down in a small subdivision, no one but the pilot and two passengers were injured by the crash. Authorities… Read More

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