F-35 Fighter Jet Crashes in Albuquerque, New Mexico

by | May 29, 2024 | Aviation Accident, Personal Injury

There was a military jet crash in Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 28, 2024.  According to reports, a F-35 Fighter Jet crashed near the Albuquerque International Sunport.  The jet had refueled at nearby Kirtland Air Force Base.  The pilot was able to eject from the jet prior to the crash, but sustained injuries in the incident.  The crash remains under investigation.

One of the primary causes of military jets crashing shortly after takeoff is mechanical failure, particularly related to the aircraft’s engines. Following a recent refueling, issues such as fuel contamination or improper fuel mixture can lead to engine malfunction. Contaminated fuel, containing water or debris, can disrupt the combustion process, causing the engines to sputter or fail entirely. Additionally, if the refueling process introduced an incorrect fuel type or mixture, it could adversely affect engine performance, leading to a loss of power during the critical phase of takeoff.

Another significant factor that can cause a military jet to crash shortly after takeoff is structural or system failure. High-performance jets are subject to immense stress and require precise maintenance. If the aircraft recently underwent refueling, it’s possible that routine inspections and maintenance were either overlooked or inadequately performed. Issues such as hydraulic system failures, landing gear malfunctions, or problems with the flight control systems can prevent the jet from achieving stable flight. Any lapse in maintenance or unnoticed wear and tear on crucial components can lead to catastrophic failure during takeoff when the aircraft is most vulnerable.

There have been a number of recent plane accidents in 2024.  A Cirrus SF50 crashed while taxiing at Hooks Airport in Harris County, Texas on May 21, 2024.  Singapore Airlines flight SQ 321 experienced severe turbulence on May 21, 2024.  A Piper PA-28 plane crashed shortly after taking-off from Gray’s Creek Airport in Cumberland County, North Carolina on May 26, 2024.  A Cessna 172S plane crashed in Volusia County, Florida on May 26, 2024.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving the failure of necessary equipment on a plane or helicopter in both federal and state court across the country.  When it comes to aviation, safety must come first.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in plane and helicopter crash litigation and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured in a plane or helicopter crash.  The experienced aviation attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a crash. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.