According to the LA Times, Southwest Airlines will cancel 100 flights nationwide as they inspect their airplanes. A 747 plane departing from Phoenix, Arizona was grounded after a five foot section of the outer part of the fuselage tore open and the cabin lost pressure. The passengers were terrified and had to put on their oxygen mask but no injuries occurred that would require accident lawyers. The plane landed safely at a military base in Yuma.
Southwest grounded 600 flights over the weekend for inspection and thus far have found two other planes with small cracks in the skin of the fuselage. The planes will be grounded until repaired to avoid accidents which would necessitate the employ of an accident attorney. More thorough inspections are being conducted on the Southwest fleet to determine air safety. The crack that caused the emergency landing of Friday’s flight wasn’t detected during routine maintenance.
Even though air travel is considered safer than driving, people do get injured or killed on flight. The occurrences are more infrequent than traffic collisions but cause harm none the less. Accidents mostly on the roads injure and kill thousands of people yearly. The victims of these accidents can accumulate massive medical costs and lose income from missed work. These victims deserve to be compensated for their pain and can do so with the retention of an accident lawyer who will effectively hold the negligent parties accountable for their carelessness.