Mary F. Schiavo Media

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

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

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

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

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

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


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’


June 10, 2014, CNN, Transportation Expert: Driving while sleepy ‘worse than being drunk’

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