Aircraft Accident Investigations
are skilled industry and government aircraft accident investigators
experienced in NTSB and military investigations. AvSafe has worked
mishaps on all continents and deep ocean settings. With experience
ranging from the smallest general aviation aircraft to the largest
transport - AvSafe staff can assist you in reconstructing your
for the courtroom. AvSafe's clients include McDonnell Douglas,
Hawker Beechcraft, Cirrus, Cessna, Lycoming, Precision Airmotive,
Continental Motors, Hartzell, Northrop Grumman, United States Marine
as well as individuals interested in finding the true cause of their
accident. Some representative cases are listed below.
are accidents involving collisions between aircraft operating on
airport runways and taxiways.
the 1996 Miami, Florida ValuJet accident pictured at the left.
the one pictured at left.
like the one pictured at the left between two
F/A-18's. Over 30 percent
of all Navy/ Marine Corps "pilot error" accidents are midair
collisions. Many military midairs involve aircraft practicing aerial
combat or "dogfighting". Civil midair collisions usually involve two
aircraft operating close to an airport-- either taking off or
EA-6B wirestrike (shown here) that killed twenty skiers in Cavalese,
Italy in 1998. The Navy /Marine Corps averages 1.5
wirestrike accidents a year. The Air Force averages 1 a year. HAI
reports that wirestrikes are the number one cause of helicopter