Deadly Akron Plane Crash Caused By Negligence
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The National Transportation Safety Board said a
plane crash in Akron that killed nine people was caused by gross negligence and failure
to follow proper flight safety procedures. Federal investigators discovered
numerous failures by the charter company’s business jet that crashed
into an Akron, Ohio, building last November, killing everyone aboard.
The National Transportation Safety Board released a report of their conclusions
on Tuesday saying that the on-demand charter company called Execuflight
was negligent in the hiring of two of their pilots who caused the crash.
According to investigators, the company failed to conduct necessary background
checks and gave one of the captains a passing grade after he failed a
test. It has also been determined that the Federal Aviation Administration
inspector failed to catch inadequate operations at the company as well
as inadequate pilot training and plane maintenance.
Moments before the crash, investigators have determined that the pilots
onboard ignored checklists and violated company procedures for approaching
and landing at the Akron airport. The result was the Hawker 700A crashed
over two miles short of the Akron runway in November 2015. Seven passengers
and two pilots were killed. No one on the ground was injured. Investigators
called the actions of the pilots sloppy and said that the company and
FAA inspectors fell short of their obligations as well. Both pilots were
terminated from their previous employers and Execuflight never looked
into it before hiring the men and putting them in control of a plane.
If you believe gross negligence resulted in the death of your loved one,
contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, to find out if you have grounds for a wrongful