A recent Northwest Airlines flight had to make an emergency diversion from its original flight route after ascending 20,000 feet because of cabin depressurisation. The day before takeoff, the aircraft had passed its inspection. Upon the flight’s emergency landing, however, inspectors found in the right side of the fuselage a tear that was 5 inches by 12 inches.
The inspectors concluded that the tear was caused by a luggage tug. Upon testimony from Air Wisonsin Airlines Corporation personnel, who had been attending the flight before its takeoff, it became determiend that one of the workers had caused the tear while using a lugguage tug to move a luggage belt-loader away from the aircraft. The employee who had caused the damage then told a colleague nearby not to tell anybody about the damage.
Such negligence and the resulting aviation damage was very dangerous. If you been a victim of aviation negligence, call the Waukesha personal injury lawyers at 262-523-4700 or send us a message from our website.