Printer Friendly

PHILADELPHIA AVIATION ATTORNEY HAS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT REOCCURRENCE OF AIRLINE ICING CRASHES

 PHILADELPHIA AVIATION ATTORNEY HAS PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
 TO PREVENT REOCCURRENCE OF AIRLINE ICING CRASHES
 PHILADELPHIA, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur Alan Wolk, aviation attorney with Wolk and Genter, today issued the following statement:
 Putting all the blame for the tragedy of the crash of USAir Flight 405 on the flight crew is unfair, and ignores the realities of winter airline operations and the responsibility of the airline, the Federal Aviation Administration, and LaGuardia Airport authorities for the happening of this accident.
 It is virtually impossible for the flight crew, once aboard the aircraft, to see the wings and the tail of the aircraft to determine whether, after de-icing, there is an accumulation of snow or ice which could prevent safe flight. In addition, there is no provision for shortening the taxi time or length of time waiting for takeoff after de-icing, to ensure that ice and snow accumulations have not had another chance to build up on the critical upper wing and tail surfaces.
 Finally, there is no procedure for a final visual check, or better yet, a final quick de-ice of upper wing and tail surfaces at the run-up pad on the departure runway.
 Wolk recommended that the following safety procedures be immediately implemented:
 -- restrict airplane push-back from the gate, until takeoff can be assured within 10 minutes of the last de-icing;
 -- provide a dispatch inspector at the run-up pad of the departure runway to verify that ice and snow has not re-formed on the aircraft upper wing and tail surfaces; and
 -- provide a "quick final de-ice" mobile unit at the run-up pad for last minute de-ice, prior to departure.
 These three procedures will ensure that the sixth unnecessary U.S. crash of an airline aircraft for the same reason will not recur.
 /delval/
 -0- 3/24/92
 /CONTACT: Arthur Alan Wolk of Wolk and Genter, 215-545-4220, or at home, 215-649-8999/ CO: Wolk and Genter; USAir ST: Pennsylvania IN: AIR SU:


MP-KA -- PH033 -- 1157 03/24/92 14:28 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Mar 24, 1992
Words:329
Previous Article:JWP OFFERS TO PURCHASE REMAINING SHARES OF RESOURCE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES
Next Article:GROW GROUP EXECUTES SEVERAL DIVESTITURES; CONSUMER AND PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS GROUP RESTRUCTURING NEARS COMPLETION
Topics:


Related Articles
ATTORNEY OFFERS FREE LEGAL AID TO USAIR FLIGHT 405 CRASH VICTIMS AND RELATIVES
ATTORNEY EUGENE STEELE OFFERS FREE LEGAL AID TO USAIR FLIGHT 1016 CRASH VICTIMS AND RELATIVES
ATTORNEY EUGENE STEELE OFFERS FREE LEGAL AID FOR FLIGHT 427 CRASH VICTIMS AND RELATIVES
FREE SERVICES OFFERED FOR AMERICAN EAGLE FLIGHT VICTIMS AND RELATIVES
AVIATION EXPERT BELIEVES FAA ICING CERTIFICATION STANDARDS REMAIN INADEQUATE
ON TODAY'S NTSB PUBLIC HEARINGS INTO CRASH OF AMERICAN EAGLE FLIGHT 4184 AVIATION ATTORNEY: WILL THEY BRING REAL CAUSE, FAA NEGLIGENCE, TO LIGHT?
FORT LAUDERDALE ATTORNEY EUGENE STEELE COMMENTS ON VALUJET 592 CRASH
AVIATION ATTORNEY ARTHUR ALAN WOLK: VALUJET 592 RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OLD AIRPLANES
Families of 10 Alaska Airlines Crash Victims Filed Suit Today.
Fatal Landing of Southwest Airlines Flight at Midway Airport in Chicago Last Night is Similar to Previous Runway Overrun Accident Carrier Has Had.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters