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Motley Rice attorney and former U.S. DOT Inspector General Mary Schiavo has been a sought-after source for journalists reporting on aviation and transportation disasters and safety for decades.

In addition to practicing law in aviation, passenger rights, and catastrophic personal injury related to tractor trailer, bus, and train accidents, she is also a CNN analyst.

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Aviation Disasters

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (Boeing 737 MAX 8) - Read More

CNN (Feb. 20, 2021) United Airlines flight suffers engine failure, sending debris falling on neighborhoods outside Denver

CNN (June 11, 2019) Pilot of helicopter that crashed on New York high-rise didn't have proper certificate, FAA says

CNN (May 21, 2019)  737 Max lawsuit suggests parallels to 1990s crashes

Post & Courier (May 20, 2019) Lawsuit alleges Boeing knowingly built dangerous 737 Max

MyNorthwest (March 27, 2019): Boeing, FAA announce changes in wake of fatal 737 MAX crashes

Bloomberg (March 23, 2019): Boeing Charted Own Safety Course for Years With FAA as Co-Pilot

Crain’s Chicago Business (March 22, 2019): How stricter oversight could cost Boeing

WBT Radio (March 18, 2019): Mary Schiavo, former Inspector General of the US Dept. of Transportation Talks with Vince on the Boeing Max 8 Planes

Associated Press (March 15, 2019): FAA’s close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

Fox 8 Live (March 13, 2019): New Orleans travelers react to grounded Boeing Max fleet

Ezega News (March 12, 2019): B-737 Crash: The Tough Questions We Must Ask

CNN (March 12, 2019): Passengers have few options if they don't want to fly on a 737 MAX 8 plane

CNN (March 12, 2019): What we still don’t know about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash

CNN Business (March 12, 2019): The world is grounding 737 Max planes. Why isn’t Boeing?

ABC 7 News (March 11, 2019): Aviation expert's message to travelers worried about flying after Ethiopian plane crash

Popular Science (March 11, 2019): Investigating commercial airline crashes goes beyond the 'black box'

CNN (March 11, 2019): Not safe to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at the moment, says fmr. Inspector General of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation

CNN (March 11, 2019): Boeing 737 black boxes found as planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

CNN (March 10, 2019): Boeing crisis escalates as countries ground 737 MAX jets

CNN (March 10, 2019): Airlines ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes after Ethiopian air crash

CNN (March 10, 2019): Ethiopian Airlines crash is second disaster involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in months 

Lion Air Flight 610 - Boeing 737 MAX 8 MCAS - Read More

CNN (Nov. 18, 2018): Lion Air: Some are looking where to place the blame, others wonder if their pilot can fly their plane

CNN (Nov. 14, 2018): Pilots are flying a computer, not just a plane

May 19, 2016, CNN: How sufficient was security sweep before EgyptAir left France

Feb. 4, 2015, CNN: Did TransAsia plane’s engine fail?

Malaysia Airlines MH370

March 9, 2014, CNN: International crews search for plane

March 9, 2014, CNN: Aviation expert: ‘Seconds matter’

March 10, 2014, CNN: Possible causes for the loss of Flight 370

March 11, 2014, Inside Edition, Former Inspector General speaks on missing Malaysian plane

March 19, 2014, CNN: What will FBI search for on simulator?

April 8, 2014: Searching for the elusive “pings”


April 15, 2014, CNN, Expert: MH370 lack of cell traffic a mystery

May 28, 2014, CNN: Expert: The frequencies were never right

AirAsia Flight 214

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Dec. 13, 2014: Arise America, SFO plane crash hearing

July 10, 2013, CNN, Expert: Pilot training post ‘inadequate’

Malaysia Airlines MH17

July 20, 2014: CNN, Malaysia MH17 crash: ‘Families of victims want four things…’

AirAsia Flight 8501

Dec. 28, 2014, CNN, AirAsia: Mary Schiavo no mayday from pilots

Dec. 30, 2014, CNN, For families, no such thing as closure

Dec. 1, 2015, CNN, AirAsia crash report: series of technical failures

Flight Safety

Feb. 20, 2021, CNN, United Airlines flight suffers engine failure, sending debris falling on neighborhoods outside Denver
April 20, 2011, CNN, Let air traffic controllers take naps?

March 10, 2014, CNN, Stolen passports raise possibility of terrorism in missing flight

March 16, 2014, C-SPAN, Washington Journal: Airline safety

Jan. 17, 2013, Fox Business, Schiavo: Dreamliner will be safer due to grounding

March 29, 2013, CNN, The stress of working in aviation

May 7, 2015, ABC 11, I-Team: Airport program bypasses security lines

December 3, 2019, KDVR, Pilot in the South Dakota plane crash took off in limited visibility, NTSB says


Aug. 3, 2015, CNN, Another drone spotted near airliner in New York

Dec. 12, 2015, CNN, Hundreds of drones fly dangerously close to manned aircraft

Passenger Rights

April 10, 2017, CNN, Passenger dragged off flight and bloodied

May 4, 2011, Fox Business News, New rules for airlines holding passengers

Nov. 22, 2013, CBS New York, Loud cellphone talkers next bane of air travelers?


Dec. 2, 2013, Fox6 Now, NTSB says New York train was going 82 mph when it derailed

Dec. 3, 2013, CNN, Expert: ‘Black boxes will hold answer’


Nov. 11, 2019, CNN, A safer way to fly? New technology enables a plane to land itself
June 10, 2014, CNN, Transportation Expert: Driving while sleepy ‘worse than being drunk’

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