Pilot Suffers Serious Airplane Accident Injuries In New York Crash

by | May 31st, 2013

May 31, 2013

A 23-year-old woman from Greenville, New York, suffered serious Airplane Accident Injuries as the result of a crash she was involved in yesterday. Reports indicate the incident occurred just before noon along the Shawangunk Ridge, outside the town of Ellenville, New York.

According to the Times Herald-Record, the woman was a student at a local flight school. She was flying a single engine Piper aircraft from the Orange County Airport to the Joseph Y. Resnick Airport and then back again. On the return trip, the pilot stalled the aircraft as she attempted to fly over the ridgeline, and the plane went down.

Rescue crews found the woman a short time later and transported her to a local trauma center for treatment to the injuries she sustained in the crash.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) have launched an investigation into the crash.

The incident highlights the risks human error can create when flying–one reason the FAA has launched a program aimed at increasing the training pilots and flight crews receive before taking to the air on their own.

The Aviation Accident Lawyers at the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy acknowledge how the injuries sustained in a plane crash can affect a victim’s life. The firm may be able to help if you have been injured in such an accident.