Virginia Beach Personal Injury Lawyer Report – Plane Makes Emergency Landing

By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Injury Lawyer

When airliners crash the consequences can be catastrophic. That’s why as an experienced Virginia Beach personal injury attorney, I was alarmed by the scenes from Newark, New Jersey on the night of February, 27, 2012 when a commercial airliner made an emergency landing, skidding across the tarmac on its nose.


Fortunately there were no casualties in this incident but smoke was visible on the runway as the aircraft landed on its belly.

According to aviation officials the front landing gear of the Embraer CF34-8E5 collapsed, reported.

“Fire and police units rushed to the airfield along with ambulances, but there were no fatalities or injuries, according to the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) ,” reported.

As Virginia Beach accident injury attorneys with offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach not far away from Norfolk International Airport, we are always acutely aware of the risks of an air crash, although crashes in aviation are fortunately rare.

Nevertheless, there has been some evidence in recent years of pilot errors causing air crashes. An investigation into an air crash in 2009 in which an Air France Airbus 330 en route to Brazil ditched in the Atlantic killing all 228 people on board, found the pilots were not adequately trained.

While crashes of large commercial airliners are few and far between there have been a number of crashes of light planes recorded in Virginia in recent years including a crash in Suffolk in 2009 that left three men injured but lucky to be alive.

Not all of the operators of light planes have been so lucky.


The Norfolk and Virginia Beach based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us (757) 455 -0077. For a free consultation with a specialized Hampton Roads, Virginia personal injury lawyer contact us through this website

About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are joined by attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara. The firm has a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Cooper Hurley works with clients who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, those who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, and people hurt at businesses and by dangerous products.
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