Investigators Work to Determine Cause of Fatal General Aviation Accident

by | November 22nd, 2013

November 22, 2013

Crashes involving small, privately owned aircraft make up a majority of the airplane accidents that occur in the United States today. In fact, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that General Aviation Accidents made up nearly 95 percent of all aircraft crashes that occurred in our nation last year.

An investigation into the cause of each accident must be launched in order to help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future; however, determining the cause of a crash can be extremely difficult.

Take, for instance, the case of a fatal accident that occurred at the Nashville International Airport earlier this month. Reports from the NTSB indicate the pilot of a single engine Cessna aircraft circled the facility for several hours without radio contact before attempting to land at one of the runways. An article from CNN News explains that when trying to land, the pilot crashed, causing the plane to burst into flames and claiming the pilot’s life.

Investigators later determined the pilot was not licensed to fly under the conditions he was in, raising questions as to why the pilot took the actions he did.

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy are aware of how vital it can be to determine the cause of an accident and are hopeful some conclusions can be reached as to the cause of this latest fatal crash.