Partner Ed Booth Interviewed on Florida Plane Crash

January 12, 2019 by on News

Boyd & Jenerette Partner and aviation law expert Ed Booth was quoted extensively in a December 20, 2018 story by News4Jax in a story titled, “Plane crashes with 2 on board near Mayport, Coast Guard says.”

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Ed Booth, a board-certified aviation law attorney with more than 40 years’ experience flying, said he believes this is a recovery effort, not a rescue.

Booth said that 77 of these airplanes, which are manufactured by Piper in Vero Beach, have been involved in fatal accidents that have killed 171 people. The primary cause of a majority of these accidents is pilot error, with the pilot losing control of the airplane and in a few instances overstressing the airframe to the point of an in flight breakup, Booth said.

He said the National Transportation Safety Board and FAA conducted a thorough review of the certification of the airplane in 1992 and found the airplane safe and structurally sound if operated properly, but at that time pilots were specifically cautioned to follow certain procedures when operating in adverse weather.

Edward M. Booth, Jr.
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About Ed Booth

Partner and Florida aviation law expert Ed Booth handles complex civil litigation matters involving aviation, products liability, trucking and transportation, construction, premises liability, and asbestos. He was the first attorney in Florida to be Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar, a designation he has held since 1996. He currently serves as a member of The Florida Bar’s Aviation Law Committee.

Ed is an experienced pilot and aircraft owner with firsthand knowledge of aircraft operations, issues and regulations. He holds a multi-engine Air Transport License and has more than 3,600 hours of flight experience.

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