A quote you have probably heard is that travel by air is much safer than travel by car or train. With the advent of budget airlines over the last decade or so, more of us are taking flights to destinations around the globe. Mainland Europe is more accessible than ever with low season flights at bargain prices. Many people catch a plane more often than catching a train and it is not unheard of for British citizens living in France to maintain a job in the UK during the week, flying “home” on a Friday.
- First Powered Flight 1903
- First Jet Flight 1939
- First Scheduled Passenger Jet Service 1950s
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The first passenger jet services started up over 50 years ago when things were quite different. An aircraft accident would be front page news, as the fledgling industry took its first tentative steps towards commercial success. It was a time of rapid development where unfortunately some of the lessons were learnt at the cost of human life.
The package holiday boom of the late 1960s and early 1970s gave a massive boost to the air travel industry and at the same time, long haul flights were attracting increasing custom. By this time, the likelihood of an aircraft accident was approaching the point where passengers were undeterred by the perceived level of risk. Rather than the aircraft accident, it was the aircraft hijack that captured the imagination of newspaper editors.
- DeHavilland Comet – Maximum Passengers 81
- Boeing 707 – up to 189 Passengers
- Jumbo Jet – Can be configured for 660 Passengers
- Airbus 380 – Can carry 853 Passengers in Single Class
Of course, no form of transport, no matter how carefully it is operated, can guarantee 100% safety. The good news is that if you were to be involved in an aircraft accident today, your chances of survival have increased massively since the DeHavilland Comet took to the skies in the 1950s. You may emerge with some form of injury but even here there have been advances. You need not suffer the consequences of injury without compensation. Specialist companies like Accident Advice Helpline have more than 15 years of experience helping people claim financial compensation for personal injury, whether sustained in an aircraft accident, or any other where there is third party negligence. Reassuringly Accident Advice Helpline can offer a 100% guarantee of no win no fee.
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So with the thought of an aircraft accident pushed far to the back of the collective mind, the holidaying masses will no doubt take to the skies once again this summer, assured that should the worst happen, they can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to come to their aid. Just as planes have got faster, so has submitting an injury claim. A simple 30 second test can confirm your eligibility and from there you can be put in touch with one of hundreds of solicitors. Call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown