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Who is responsible for equipment failure leading to fatal crash?

Recently, a man from Crown Point, New York died when his Piper PA28 crashed near an airfield near Middlebury, vermont. The pilot complained of an aircraft instrument-related malfunction soon after he took off from the Middlebury state airport, and several eyewitnesses noted that the plane was making “odd noises.” The man attempted to return to the airfield but instead struck some trees near the field.  

Sorting out the real cause of small plane accidents, P.2

We previously began looking at the topic of small plan accidents and the fact that defective parts may be a significant factor in many cases. This issue was highlighted in a series of articles a couple years ago which reported on the role small plane manufacturers often play in small plane accidents.

Sorting out the real cause of small plane accidents, P.1

Earlier this week, a small plane pilot was killed in San Antonio Heights when his plane crashed near Mount Baldy. The plane reportedly took flight early in the morning on the day of the accident, and was reported missing about an hour later. The plane wreckage was discovered a little over two hours after takeoff near the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

New trial ordered after mistaken jury verdict in plane crash suit

It is not always easy to determine liability after a plane crash. Aviation can be complicated, and it is often difficult to explain the intricacies of a crash report to jurors in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Lawsuits seek compensation for small but deadly plane crash

The aftermath of a plane crash is often a mess - both literally and figuratively. While large commercial airline crashes are likely to have the most casualties, accidents involving smaller planes can nonetheless result in death, injuries, destruction of property and difficult legal questions.

Small plane crashes in residential area of Long Island, 3 killed

Safety officials are still working to figure out what may have caused a fatal plane crash earlier this week on Long Island. According to the New York Times, a single-engine plane carrying three people crashed in a residential area in the hamlet of Syosset.

The Bachelor contestant dies in airplane crash

The airplane crashes that we hear the most about are large multi-passenger crashes where many lives are lost. Although these types of crashes are very tragic and frightening to the general public, it’s important to remember that most airplane crashes involve small airplanes. The airplane may only have one or two people inside it and may be traveling within state lines or near the airport where it took off. Lots of lives are unfortunately lost in these airplane crashes. A few lucky individuals are able to live to talk about the crash they were involved in.

Six die in two airplane crashes over the weekend

The weekend is often a great time to go flying. Many individuals may take their aircraft out for a ride or may join someone else during their flight to enjoy the great views and the thrill of being up in the air. Unfortunately, this thrill can easily turn to tragedy if there are issues with maintenance or the airplane itself.

One man missing after plane crash-lands into harbor

Our readers can imagine that there’s probably nothing scarier than piloting a plane and suddenly experiencing engine problems. That is exactly what happened to a student pilot this past weekend, leading to a crash-landing into the Long Island Sound in New York.

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