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Well-known pilots in aviation industry die in crash

Even those individuals who work in the aviation industry and could be considered experts in the field are not immune to airplane accidents. When something goes wrong while an airplane is in the air, there is only so much a pilot can do no matter how much experience he or she has. If the problem turns out to be mechanical, the pilot may be out of luck in terms of landing it safely.

Couple perishes in small airplane crash in Utah

While there are some individuals who survive small airplane crashes, a lot of these types of crashes involve fatalities. The families of those who perish in these crashes are left with many unanswered questions while they have to grieve the loss of someone they love.

Plane crashes in New York reservoir, killing pilot and passenger

Unlike car accidents, airplane accidents very often lead to tragic outcomes. In many cases, when a plane goes down, the people inside are killed. Authorities are investigating a recent small aircraft crash in a reservoir in New York.

Helicopter crash survivor still feels guilt seven years later

Aviation crashes in New York and across the United States have a lot of technical and legal elements that need to be sorted through once the incident occurs, but it's important to remember that these types of crashes often involve the loss of life. Each life that is lost is often connected to a family that is left mourning. Although these stories are quickly covered in the news media when the incident occurs, it is rare to read a news story years later updating readers on the state of those injured or left behind.

The aftermath of an aviation accident can be difficult

Taking a ride in a small aircraft can be an exciting experience. Whether it's your first time in a private plane as part of a tourist attraction or a ride in your friend's personal aircraft, it can be a little scary but also very exhilarating. Most people who board a small aircraft never imagine that they could be injured or lose their life that day.

FAA faces Congress: You'll shoot your eye out - or worse p2

We are continuing our discussion of a recent House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee hearing about drones. Unmanned aircraft systems are used in commerce and for recreation, and they are appearing more frequently in places they should not be.

Airshow crash in England - part 3

We are returning to our discussion of the Shoreham, England, airshow accident. The accident occurred when a vintage jet was attempting a loop-de-loop but failed to come out of the dive. The plane crashed into the A27 highway, killing 11 people. The pilot suffered serious injuries (the plane exploded into flames on impact), but he is, according to the Independent's story on Sept. 11, recovering.

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