NEW YORK, Feb. 16 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Noti…

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Noting the crash in Pueblo, CO, earlier today of a twin-engine Cessna Citation C-560 business jet that killed eight people, Robert Spragg, a former military pilot and attorney at Kreindler &
Kreindler LLP, the nation’s largest aviation law firm, states that, “The
incidence of corporate and business airplane crashes in the United States over
the last several months is cause for alarm. While it is too soon to know just
what caused today’s crash in Pueblo, Colorado, one cannot ignore the
increasing frequency of crashes involving business and corporate aircraft.
Passengers and crews of these planes deserve a greater sense of safety and
security than they have now. Investigation of this trend is merited by those
government and industry bodies charged with this responsibility.”

Mr. Spragg cited several recent crashes of small aircraft in Missouri,
Colorado, Virginia, Texas and New Jersey since last fall.

“Some small planes crash because of human error or mechanical failure.
Others crash because of weather or airport conditions. But it’s startling to
see a trend that suggests that pilots are unable to anticipate these dangers
and respond appropriately,” notes Mr. Spragg.

Note to Editors/Producers: Legal experts at Kreindler, including some of
whom are also seasoned pilots, are available to media as resources on
questions related to today’s crash in Pueblo, the recent increase in crashes
of small aircraft, and:

* Risks inherent with charter flights
* Historical accounts of other charter crashes
* Victims’ and victims’ family rights in air crashes
* All other legal issues and guidelines related to air crashes
* Airplane technical and operational matters
* Crash investigation, accident reconstruction, role of weather in

Experts at Kreindler available include:

Robert Spragg: Kreindler law partner who previously served in the United
States Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator from 1981 to 1988 and served as an
instructor at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1). Has
been involved in numerous airline, commuter, military and general aviation
crash cases, including a Comair flight in 1997 that crashed near Detroit, MI,
in which 29 people were killed due to ice buildup on the aircraft’s lifting

Marc Moller: A senior Kreindler law partner who has represented thousands
of victims of commercial and general aviation disasters, and litigated
accidents involving single-engine, multi-engine, helicopter, corporate jet and
military equipment for more than 25 years. He is presently the Plaintiffs’
Liaison Counsel for all tort litigation arising from the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks, and is an internationally recognized expert in aircraft
litigation. He has handled several crash cases occurring in the State of
Colorado, including a Gulfstream III in Aspen, CO, on 3/29/01; a Lear 35A in
Aspen, CO, on 2/13/91; Continental Flight 1713 (DC-9) on 11/15/87 in Denver,
CO (plane crashed on takeoff due to ice on the wings); and a Bell 206
helicopter crash on 2/12/92 in Ft. Collins, CO (weather was a contributing

About Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
Founded in 1950, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP ( is
nationally recognized as the first and most prominent aviation law firm in the
nation. The firm has been the leading plaintiff legal counsel on hundreds of
aviation cases, including major ones such as the September 11 terrorist
attacks, Pan Am Lockerbie Flight 103, Korean Airlines Flight 007, and American
Airlines Flight 587, and many cases of small private and commercial crashes,
including those resulting in the deaths of Pennsylvania Senator John Heinz,
Walt Disney Company President Frank Wells, R&B performing artist Aaliyah and
ABC News executive David Jayne, who perished in a 1979 Learjet crash. The
leading legal textbook in the aviation field, “Aviation Accident Law,” and a
standard legal treatise, “New York Law of Torts,” were authored by members of
the firm.
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