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Lawsuit alleges pilot was responsible for small plane crash

Commercial airline accidents are very rare, making large jet airplanes one of the safest ways of crossing great distances. The engineering and maintenance involved in keeping a fleet of jumbo jets in the sky helps encourage the quality control that makes air travel possible.

Smaller planes, however, may be less reliable. Lighter aircraft are more vulnerable to sudden changes in the weather or air-specific hazards like iced wings. Some pilots and owners may not be held to the same strict standards as commercial operators who are responsible for thousands of lives every day.

The estate of a person who died in a small plane crash is suing the pilots, the owners of the aircraft and the organization that owns his supposed destination. The parents of another victim of the crash also filed a similar suit in the destination city of the flight.

The suit alleges that a student pilot and his instructor violated regulations of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the flight that ended with a crash shortly after takeoff. The student pilot was apparently in control of the craft and had cocaine in his system. This would be an offense to the prohibition of drugs that would affect the pilot's ability to fly safely.

If a family suspects that they lost a loved on in a small plane accident and someone was liable for the loss, it may be a good idea to speak to an attorney. A lawyer can help determine if a crash could have been avoided and who may be liable for the plane's failure.

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