Tag Archives: Air Operations Area negligence

Preflight Inspection Injuries at the Airport are Compensable

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Airline pilots or captains injured during the preflight inspection are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Even though the airline employee has not yet started “flying” the jet, the preflight inspection is part of the required duties.  An injury “in the course and scope” of the job can be compensated if there is an injury causing

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Are Dulles Airport Runways Safe?

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According to an article in the Washington Post, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) paid a $2 million wrongful death settlement to the parents of 25 year old Southwest Airlines ramp agent Jared Dodson who was killed when the baggage tug he was steering was struck by a mobile lounge on the runway at Dulles

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At the Airport who goes first ?

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When we were kids, there were always arguments about who got to “go first.”  But at the airport, this question takes on great importance.  With large jets, small luggage tugs, turbo props and fuel trucks all using the same surface area, air travelers wonder how chaos is avoided when there are no “aircraft traffic cops”

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