Airplane “Clipped” at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri
Posted on January 9th, 2011 by Zane Cagle
A domestic jet was struck by another plane while it was sitting on the runway in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Lambert International Airport. The jet was waiting in line to have the wings de-iced when another plane clipped the rear horizontal bar of an Embraer (another jet). While no one was injured on either plane, both flights involving almost 200 passengers were canceled. This particular accident was very novel for this law firm as the president of The Cagle Law Firm and members of his family were on the jet that was clipped.
Plane accidents occur most frequently while landing and the crash is usually due to terrain on which the airplane lands. Another factor in airplane crashes is the weather. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) about half of the 100 airline accidents worldwide in 2007 took place during landing. Many of the crashes could have been avoided if pilots had made another attempt at landing or if obstacles on ground had been properly moved. Airplane crashes are generally very serious in regard to injuries due to the altitude and sheer weight of the airplane. However, smaller planes tend to crash just as easily. Air transport continues to be one of the safer modes of transportation in regard to crashes as compared to cars and trucks.
If you have been the victim of a plane crash, it is important to contact an attorney immediately to ensure that all elements of the investigation are preserved. Many individuals can be involved in a plane accident and can be serious injured or killed. Contact Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm if you or a family member has been involved in a plane accident to determine if you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Call 1(314) 276-1681 for a free consultation.