The aviation accident injury attorneys at Farah & Farah in St. Augustine have learned that a 48-year-old Tampa woman who claimed she was injured after a US Airways flight experienced a rough landing at Tampa International Airport has settled with the airline for an undisclosed amount.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was seeking damages for negligence.
The lawsuit claimed that the woman was injured in 2009 after the front tires US Airways Flight 124 blew out during landing. The Miami Herald reports that the suit stated the plane’s front gear collapsed after the blowout and that the airliner then slammed “hard onto the runway with tremendous force.”
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The aviation accident attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville have learned that a third teen girl has died as a result of injuries she sustained when an Asiana Airlines flight crash-landed at San Francisco Airport last week.
The toll now stands at three dead and 182 injured in the crash. Authorities also confirmed that one of the teens who was found dead at the scene had been hit by a fire truck that was racing to extinguish the Boeing 777 blaze. Allegedly, the driver of the truck did not see her because she had been covered in a blanket of foam. It has not been determined whether the girl died as a result of the crash or was killed when she struck by the fire truck.
All three of the dead teens were from China.
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As if drunk driving isn’t enough of a problem on Florida’s roads and highways.
A 36-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested for operating a single-engine airplane while under the influence of alcohol after he landed his small plane at the St. Lucie County International Airport. Authorities on the ground were tipped off after a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s helicopter pilot reported that a small airplane was flying extremely low and had attempted to land at the airport several times.
A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigator rendezvoused with the plane after it landed at 1:30 a.m. and noticed that the pilot’s breath smelled of alcohol. After conducting a field sobriety test, he was arrested. The pilot refused to submit to a breath test. Read the rest »