Distracted Airline Pilots Lead To Overflight On Commercial Airline - Did They Forget About The Passengers?
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have determined that Northwest Airlines flight 188 overflew its destination airport by more than 100 miles and failed to maintain radio communications because pilots became distracted in a conversation unrelated to the operation of the aircraft. While there were no reported injuries as a result of this concerning event, it is important to note that common carriers, including airplanes, trains, railroads, and buses, owe the highest and utmost duty of care to the precious cargo that they transport. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out the probable severity and catastrophe that could occur and the resulting consequences of the pilot of an aircraft not paying attention. Many tragic deaths and life changing events occur as a result of such negligence and failure to pay attention to the safety of the passengers.
After applying decades of experience in catastrophic injury cases, our experienced lawyers can go the extra distance to investigate and recover key factors in aircraft accidents, trucking accidents, and railroad accidents. We carefully evaluate employee screening, training procedures, and background checking of the operators for substance abuse, sleep apnea, prior violations and other problems. Our primary mission at Reiff & Bily is to hold powerful, wealthy corporations responsible for putting profitability above consumer and public safety. We believe that pilots, drivers, and railroad operators ought to pay attention to the job at task rather than become distracted in conversations which ignore the safety of passengers.