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US Airways Hudson Crash Passengers Possibly Suing?  
User currently offlineBubbaJin From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14064 times:

Wow, what are your thoughts on this nonsense?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...804900.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093

In my opinion, this is ridiculous. Its not like the airline put the birds in that sky. .

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User currently offlineDingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 14053 times:



Quoting BubbaJin (Thread starter):
Wow, what are your thoughts on this nonsense?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...97093

That's like suing General Motors because you drove a GM-made car smack dab into a deer that unexpectedly jumped into your path. You survived the crash and was shook up; your favorite CD was smashed in the accident due to impact forces; car was wrecked. Deer died. So the "logical" response? Sue whomever made it or sold it to you for unrelated circumstances.

A little too typical at times, sadly.



DingDong, honey, please answer the doorbell!
User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13993 times:

Sad to say but my first reaction to hearing this is "it took them this long?"

This will be interesting to see how it goes if in fact it does get to trial.
No one lost their life, a few people with serious injuries (?), and your luggage was lost/damaged. I could maybe see where people who had more serious injuries and maybe not health insurance might try and cover their losses.... wont blame them but maybe they should be grateful they are still alive in the first place. Otherwise travel insurance and or personal property insurance would be the place to follow up on most losses.


User currently offlineAtcanobbio From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13904 times:

this is ludicrous. the poeple who are thinking of suing should be ashamed of themselves! The USAirways crew did everything that was possible in order to have no casualties and they succeeded. If anything, the birds should be the ones getting sued, they're the ones who killed both engines.

Suing...welcome to america! Some gets pissed of due to a bad experience and they expect some type of (monetary) compansation. If damage was done due to negligence by US Airways, then I'd understand. In this case, USAir was anything BUT negligent. If this ever makes it to court, I hope the judge just throws the case out.

I might get burned for what I just said but ohh well! I'm sure there others here that agree with me.

[Edited 2009-02-26 00:44:47]

User currently offlineExsr From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13885 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 3):
Suing...welcome to america

Soryy to say so - but that was my first thought aswell.
It is simply ridiculous.


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13839 times:



Quoting Jbernie (Reply 2):
Sad to say but my first reaction to hearing this is "it took them this long?"

That was my reaction as well...

No doubt that post-traumatic stress disorder is a fact of accidents such as this one, but does it always have to end up in court?



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13781 times:



Quoting Exsr (Reply 4):
Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 3):
Suing...welcome to america

Soryy to say so - but that was my first thought aswell.

Down here in NZ you cannot sue for compensation for personal injury. Instead there is a government run scheme called ACC, often the subject of much grumbling by Kiwis. When you see pathetic cases like this though it makes you thankful.

I'd be frightened to fart in public in the US lest some lawyer heard (or smelled  vomit  ) it and he/she tried to sue me for attempted methane poisoning.  rotfl 


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3475 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13768 times:

Would it be legal for all the US majors to refuse to transport anyone who decides to sue US air for this incident, which was so obviously not of their making ?

Not being able to fly, might just bring them to their senses.


User currently offlineAtcanobbio From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13709 times:

About the 'welcome to America' comment, I’m in no way putting my fellow Americans down. Not every American does this, only a small minority but to the world it seems like if everyone does it due to media exaggeration. But frivolous/stupid lawsuits like this one (or when someone spills their coffee on themselves and then they decide to sue McDonalds for it because the hot coffee burned them) keeps denting the US’ reputation. It’s seriously embarrassing.

Here in Germany, people always ask me why we sue a lot when it comes to minor issues. The only answer I can come up with is that people are just idiots. does anyone really know why?

[Edited 2009-02-26 01:53:12]

User currently offlineBubbaJin From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 13638 times:

Money and greed come to mind. I think a small majority of people see these types of incidents as cash cows and consider themselves lucky to be involved in such a incident that would allow them to sue for money. Instead they should consider themselves extremely fortunate for coming out of the situation alive and for the most part, okay. What really makes me angry is that US Airways, if this stands a chance to go to court, might just settle out of court to avoid all of the legal fees.

Anyways, if this ever made it to court, do you think the air crew would be called to testify?


User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13609 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 10):
Here in Germany, people always ask me why we sue a lot when it comes to minor issues. The only answer I can come up with is that people are just idiots. does anyone really know why?

The reason I've heard is too many lawyers. They've got to do something. And the mentality is out there..... whatever happens, someone else has to be responsible for it, and be made to pay for it.

And this then leads to products having to be labelled against the possible actions of a complete idiot (don't iron your shirt while wearing it..... Coffee - it's hot..... etc)



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13599 times:

From the article:

Quote:
Tess Sosa, who escaped with her husband and two small children, told the New York Post that US Airways were seeking to “exonerate themselves as much as they can” by offering passengers “a small token”.

A small token? They hired, trained, and retained an experienced aircrew that saved you an your families sorry asses!! If that is a small token.....

All I can say is... what the hell!!



Phrogs Phorever
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7210 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13564 times:

Reminds me a phone call that I took from a customer a few years ago.

Me "Hello, how can I help you"

Customer "How much compensation am I going to get"

Me " Can I take you name please"

Customer "I am Mrs X"

Me "I can not see a record that you have made a complaint. Why are you expecting compensation"

Customer "Well my neighbour was given compensation and I want some as well"

Some people are a court case waiting to happen.

Hard to see what basis they have for suing.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4361 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13556 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 10):
does anyone really know why

Because the chance to get rich this way is higher than the chance to get rich by a life of hard work.


User currently offlineFlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7379 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13541 times:



Quoting BubbaJin (Thread starter):
In my opinion, this is ridiculous. Its not like the airline put the birds in that sky. .

Suing for everything and nothing is like a National tradition in the U.S ... what would surprise me is the opposite : that nobody would sue US Airways, or Airbus, or LGA airport, or "the Birds" or whatever !


User currently offlineChannex101 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13499 times:

I think its stupid!! They escaped with their life, what else do you want? I'd rather have my life than a cheque, they are lucky, it could have been a lot worse

User currently offlineMal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13477 times:

Okay your flight takes off and all is good. All of a sudden you fly into a flock of birds and you loose both engines.
The captain puts the AC down in a river as he is unable to make the closest airport.
So who are you going to sue?
1/ The engine maker as he should not have made engines that swallow large birds.
2/ The airline for flying into them
3/The captain as he should have tried harder to make a dry landing at the nearest airport.
4/ The New York Port Authourity( or whoever is in charge of airports) for not having an airport where the Hudson River is.
6/ God or whatever higher power you believe in for creating birds.

For the sake of human sanitty will you guys grow up and get out of this " I am suing you because" attitude. You are alive you can still talk to your family kids grand kids etcHow about US puts in a counter calim against the lawyers and plantiffs for the cost of all the legal arguments that this case will cost.

mal787



Flying cant get enough of it
User currently offlineSwissa330 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2002, 613 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13412 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 3):
Suing...welcome to america! Some gets pissed of due to a bad experience and they expect some type of (monetary) compansation.

Absolutely agree. Some people are just plain stupid. They shuld be glad to have survived.

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 16):
Because the chance to get rich this way is higher than the chance to get rich by a life of hard work.

There seems to be some kind of flaw in the american legal system, i don't see people in any other country suing companies for their own stupidity such as the famous 'i burnt myself with McDonalds Coffee' or 'My cat died in the microwave' etc.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 17):
or "the Birds" or whatever !

That would be a fun one, if I was the judge of that court case i would let it go through and at the end sentence the birds to give those who sued them half of their monetary wealth. haha.

On the other hand, I think the birds should sue the passengers, because if they all wouldn't have bought a ticket, the plane wouldn't have flown and the geese would still be happy and alive.



swissair/+/ we care
User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13400 times:
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Quoting Swissa330 (Reply 20):
'My cat died in the microwave'

Ok, someone wanna explain that one to me?


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13329 times:



Quoting Rj777 (Reply 21):

Quoting Swissa330 (Reply 20):
'My cat died in the microwave'

Ok, someone wanna explain that one to me?

According to this link - http://everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=1347539 - it's an urban legend...



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1065 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13299 times:

Airlines should put up signs:

'By using this emergency exit / slide / life vest, you are hereby waiving any right to sue.'



Set the controls for the heart of the Sun
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13299 times:

If you have gone through or were close to someone who went through a trumatic accident like this know the short and long term affects of such events in one's life. The deep psychlogical affects, even if survives 'unscratched' as to the body, may mean being unable to work for extended times thus a loss of income or even your current job, unable to travel by air, nightmares when one sleeps and the like. Lawsuits can influnce changes to reduce such risks in the future, offer compensation for lost employment income and some money to 'make things right again'. Here it involves a 'deep pocket' with a major airline in well publiclized circumstances and a quick and high money settlement or lawsuit that can benefit others including lawyers. It is not surprising there have been lawsuits.

User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13237 times:

Hmmm!

I heard this story and just said to myself (as many here have) ... What do these ungrateful people want? Not content with surviving this accident, they feel the need to sue for  dollarsign   dollarsign !!!
Absolutely greedy sods! Pure unadulterated money-grabbing feckers!

And sadly, some on these boards think it's only an American problem? ha! that's funny alright! ...

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 15):
the chance to get rich this way is higher than the chance to get rich by a life of hard work

sums is up nicely really, greed isn't just a problem in the US - it's everywhere...

For example, a few years ago, an individual was caught on CCTV throwing water onto the floor in the restroom of a popular Irish Fast-Food restaurant, taking a run at it, slipping, getting hurt and then trying to sue for big euros!!! There are crazy people everywhere, especially those who see every situation as a way to get-rich-quick.

PS - unless they were actually, physically injured, then I don't see a problem with 'compensation' for that - but not a 'windfall' !



It's better to ask a stupid question during training, rather than make a REALLY stupid mistake later on!
User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13815 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 3):
Suing...welcome to america! Some gets pissed of due to a bad experience and they expect some type of (monetary) compansation. If damage was done due to negligence by US Airways, then I'd understand. In this case, USAir was anything BUT negligent. If this ever makes it to court, I hope the judge just throws the case out.

They did not name the real cause of the crash in their law suite. The Canadian Goose. I would like to see them in court. Big grin

What do they hope to gain? The article claims they said that the pay out was for hush money and they wanted more. While they should be traumatized who should be paying for that? What has happened to sucking it up. Americans can be such pansies and wimps.



Rush for ever; Yankees all the way!!
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3378 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13678 times:



Quoting Atcanobbio (Reply 9):
About the 'welcome to America' comment, I’m in no way putting my fellow Americans down. Not every American does this, only a small minority but to the world it seems like if everyone does it due to media exaggeration. But frivolous/stupid lawsuits like this one (or when someone spills their coffee on themselves and then they decide to sue McDonalds for it because the hot coffee burned them) keeps denting the US’ reputation. It’s seriously embarrassing.

When I worked some pretty crap jobs in college, I worked with people that would literally make a living off of frivolous lawsuits. Some would brag about how many lawsuits they've won or settled - I remember one gentlemen who had settled seven lawsuits between himself and his wife.

That being said, this mentality is everything I loathe about American culture today - and yes, I'm an American. These people have no valid reason for suing other than they just want to cash in. It's disgusting.



PHX based
25 SKAirbus : What is it with American culture that whenever there is an opportunity someone will sue??? This culture also seems to be infesting Europe at a stagger
26 Sniffmom : Don't you have travel insurance in the US?
27 B6MoneyGuyJFK : Obviously, there were prior problems with the engines on this aircraft, and on this flight, the airline "planted" those birds. They were just trying t
28 SKAirbus : Me too.. think of how it could have ended up... these people should be lucky to be alive .. I can't believe how selfish the world is..
29 Post contains links Khobar : Not at all. What did this aircrew do that a) they weren't trained to do as part of their job and b) that they did over and above what any other crew
30 Planeguy727 : I am of the belief that a number of people sue, not because they think they will win big in court, but that many major companies will settle before th
31 Lufthansa : BINGO!!!! That is there objective. It works if the party being sued, usually a company wants to avoid bad press/feels its causing to much of an inter
32 B6MoneyGuyJFK : And there you go. I rest my case!
33 DeltaRules : Greed. It's disgusting and pathetic. Nobody died, very few people suffered serious injuries. Had I been on the plane that day, I would have taken tha
34 Ikramerica : Or lead to putting instructions on a package for a door stop, lest someone use it wrong and sue. Seriously. I bought a door stop from the hardware st
35 Silentbob : People use the court system as a lottery. If something bad happens to you, it's time to cash in that winning ticket. Even in a legitimate case, you i
36 Danfearn77 : Utter utter nonsence. I cant believe that. Hopefully the passengers will be made to pay court costs.
37 Bongodog1964 : Ever heard the phrase s**t happens ? Where does all this expectancy that planes cannot successfully ditch come from ? I'm a fairly cynical person, bu
38 Mayor : Tess Sosa, who escaped with her husband and two small children, told the New York Post that US Airways were seeking to “exonerate themselves as much
39 Adam42185 : My father is from New Zealand and he was explaining this to me, well trying to, its a foreign concept having grown up in America. Isn't this one of t
40 ArcrftLvr : Unfortunately not. Most air carriers these days won't refuse service to anyone. Yes. Greed. If the perceived opportunity presents itself, then someon
41 SFOnative : Wow. Not surprising though. Some real lowlifes out there. Apparently on this flight we saw some of the greatest acts of humanity, as well as some of t
42 Jbernie : Sadly I think you missed: 7/ All ofthe above in an attempt to maximise the payout
43 PacificWest : This is the new America. Everyone's a victim, or entitled to something... the many crippling side-effects of "Progress"
44 D L X : US Airways should respond, "what exactly is it that you have lost? Your luggage? Your jacket? We lost a $50 Million dollar plane." I'm a lawyer, and I
45 KPHXFlyer : "Travel Insurance" refers to the customer not being liable for the cost of a missed flight / trip. This is a good deal if you are planning a long vac
46 Carls : I read once that someone in Denver, I guess, tried to sue God..... I do not know the reason, but he tried......probably because he did not got enough
47 Emaman : This is ridiculous. These passengers should be grateful that they had such a great pilot who was able to bring them down safely, albeit in the river.
48 David L : And what if, in a particular case, someone does deserve to be sued? Are you sure? As long as it's not for reasons of gender, race or religion (and, p
49 DocLightning : I think the case can be made that US could have taken no reasonable precaution to prevent this from happening and that their response to the event wa
50 JoeCanuck : That's it exactly. Unfortunately, frivolous suits detract from righteous causes. I am inclined to disagree about it being unwinable. The jury won't b
51 Oakmad : And its fairly common knowledge that large corporations budget to get sued every year. I've even been told by a law professor that its an onus on the
52 Gsosbee : They will allege that the airline acted negligently by taking off into a known area of birds. The argument that if they waited for the birds to clear
53 SFONative : Apparently nobody is responsible for their own actions anymore either.
54 Post contains links Sniffmom : It seems the Sosa family got a lot of help from other passengers: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/us...n-To-Toss-Young-Son-To-Safety.html They shoul
55 Post contains links Flightwatcher : Here are a couple of comments from the lawyers: http://blogs.wsj.com/middleseat/2009/02/26/2245/
56 ArcrftLvr : They have the RIGHT to refuse service, but I don't think airlines exercise that right as often as you would think. I think a lot of airlines are a li
57 Aogdesk : On my last flight into BUF, final approach wasn't very smooth and one main hit before the other. I'm suing everyone. (America should be so embarrassed
58 ASEFlyer : I don't know if I would call having nightmares over and over again Only if someone in their immediate family were on board and only if it caused some
59 Rikkus67 : I hope this case does not even make it to trial. Although I believe that some form of compensation** is legitimate, and should be offered, it has bee
60 OzGlobal : The reason the US is unique in the prevalence of suing for personal injury, as well as having the culture of the most frivolous litigation cases, is
61 ArcrftLvr : Oh come on! If you really think that's the attributable reason for the inordinate amount of frivilous lawsuits that exist in this Country, then you a
62 Jbernie : I was just reading the most recent responses and was thinking, about the only people they can legitimately sue (not saying it is legitimate) would be
63 JFKMan : This is horrible... If they do that, They will lose all the respect I had for them. You would think that after what the crew did and the reception the
64 Joeman : Any or all American TV investigative format shows should $$$$$ to interview those willing to pursue a lawsuit along with their attorneys to explain to
65 YULWinterSkies : I would sue US pronto if they were slow and picky about reimbursing me for all lost luggage and paperwork replacement fees (and any medical expenses s
66 JFKMan : The passengers should be thanking US. Not suing them! Without US employing Sully they would all most likely be DEAD right now.
67 Contrails15 : There gonna sue after surviving a plane crash which the pilots had no control over what so ever. Karma is a bitch and these people if this is true sho
68 TVNWZ : I am shocked that everyone is shocked at this.
69 Contrails15 : Explain, and please don't say because its the American way. I'm so sick of hearing that.
70 ConvairNut : Someone told me once that Japan doesn't have frivolous lawsuits like we have here in the States due to the fact that they limit the practicing attorne
71 ArcrftLvr : I heard an interesting story the other day that seems fairly relevant....evidently, a family in Queens, NY had rented an inflatable party prop (like a
72 Silentbob : And my point was that no matter how stupid we may think it is, someone will find a perceived legal grounds to file a suit. Actually, I'm surprised th
73 Khobar : Yeah, as ALM 980, ET 961, and UG 1153 so amply demonstrate. I'm merely pointing out the obvious argument on which the case will likely hinge. No aggr
74 Flyfree727 : Its like i said in another thread.. when the passengers started showing up on Larry King, I said right of the start it was "jury prep." These passeng
75 DingDong : They are still unpredictable since we don't have a full grasp of what is going through their little avian brains when they finally grasp the extent o
76 OzGlobal : If your logic were right, all countries where large business is present, and I hope you know that's a lot countries besides the US, would also have t
77 SkyguyB727 : That's exactly it. I remember seeing a report years ago on 20/20 or 60 Minutes about a case in Philadelphia. An empty, not-in-service, city bus was i
78 Jetdeltamsy : This is America. People sue for everything. Of course there were be lawsuits.
79 Post contains links CPH-R : I've seen the McCoffee case mentioned quite a lot as an example of a frivolous lawsuit, but in reality the case was anything but. McDonald's were ser
80 PIA777 : The fact that they got to Live and received $5000, their money back and first class upgrades is more then enough. PIA777
81 Greaser : The US should enact the system where loser pays the winner's court costs + compensation...i think then alot of this frivolous lawsuits will trend down
82 DocLightning : I hope very much that it makes it to trial. I hope that the plaintiffs spend huge amounts of money on it and lose it all because of their stupidity.
83 PlanenutzTB : What does this tell you about the value on one's life? These people walk away from this incident alive, to live another day. That's got to be worth in
84 IAirAllie : The airline can easily demonstrate that they followed conventional practices when taking off in an area with bird activity. I don't think anyone was
85 Flyingfox27 : I think its silly to sue aswell, i get annoyed when i see the constant injurylawyers4u advert during almost every TV break, its like they want you to
86 SKAirbus : My take on it is that when we fly we accept that there are risks involved... one of these being bird strikes. I mean this was a freak accident.. no on
87 Euclid : Whatever happened to having the common sense to let the coffee cool down a bit before handling or drinking it? I make myself many cups of coffee a da
88 Post contains links Part147 : As I've read these comments it reminds me of a crash investigation many years ago that was somewhat tainted by making assumptions about comments made
89 Bongodog1964 : The survival rate on ET961 would in all likelihood have been higher if the piltos hadn't been trying to fight off the highjackers, and the other two
90 DingDong : Also would have had been higher if paxs had heeded instructions by the crew to NOT inflate their life vests until they had gotten off the aircraft. I
91 SEPilot : The reason people sue so much in the US is that, unlike most civilized countries, there is no incentive not to. If we had a "loser pays" system like
92 TVNWZ : Sorry, you are sick but it is The American way. You file suit in instances like this to protect your rights. You can always drop a suit,. You can los
93 SEPilot : Even a large bird, such as a goose, appears quite small in the air from an airplane. The aircraft would have been traveling at least 200MPH at this p
94 G-CIVP : In the UK, the incident in insurance terms would probably be classified as 'an act of God', meaning that no-one was responsible. This said, I would ex
95 DELTA7478 : 1/ The engine maker as he should not have made engines that swallow large birds. 2/ The airline for flying into them 3/The captain as he should have
96 Gr8Circle : I'd say the chance to walk away with their lives intact was suffcient compensation..... Add to that: 7) The Canadian govt.: for allowing "Canadian ge
97 Avek00 : Thankfully, my country's legal system isn't run or managed by any of you. For those that suffered harm as a result of the accident, filing a lawsuit i
98 PSA727 : While I'm not surprised at all by the lawsuits, I figured that after the CO accident in BUF where no one survived, passengers from US 1497 would be th
99 Contrails15 : Protest what in this case. These people could of all be dead now there going to sue for what??? Your saying protest. Protest what exactly. Everything
100 Part147 : Actually, I've just thought of another assumption that I've made over the last few weeks... how do we know that the birds the pilots saw were the SAME
101 Ferengi80 : The flight crew did the only thing that was possible! The aircraft suffered a multiple bird strike, lost power to both engines, and was over an extrem
102 A333X : IMO, we should wait for the investigations' report before flaming the lawyers, don't you think? I would not be totally surprised if the NTSB's report
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