September 13th, 2013|
September 13, 2013
Data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicates that 96 percent of airplane crashes that occurred last year were considered General Aviation Accidents. Research from the agency also shows that loss of control in flight was the predominant cause of the accidents, while a majority of the incidents occurred during the landing phase of flight.
According to an article from ABC 13 News, such an accident was responsible for claiming the life of a 35-year-old man in Danville, Virginia. Reports indicate the crash happened at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, at the Danville Regional Airport.
The victim was conducting a supervised training flight and had landed the aircraft and taken off twice prior to the accident. When the victim finished flying his pattern and approached for his final descent though, the aircraft veered to the left and collided with a tower antenna.
The impact severed the wing from the hull of the plane and the aircraft crashed, killing the pilot. Investigators added that weather conditions did not play a factor in the crash.
Such an accident leaves many pilots wondering what they can do to prevent such accidents from occurring.
The law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Aviation Accident Attorneys explain that most experts believe more rigorous training and maintenance schedules for aircraft are the best ways to reduce accident numbers.