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Alaska commuter plane crash kills one, injures several

New York residents will be saddened to hear about a twin-engine Peninsula Airways flight that crashed just off the runway at Alaska's Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Airport, killing one passenger. This was the first passenger death on a U.S. commercial flight in over a year.

Bomber plane crash near Hartford kills seven, injures six

On October 2, 2019, an old bomber plane crashed near Hartford, Connecticut, killing seven and injuring six. The plane, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, was built in 1944 and designed to withstand battle damage. However, as New York residents can guess, the plane is not so safe for transporting passengers as it is not up to modern airplane safety standards.

Questions arise over safety of vintage aircraft

For many aviation enthusiasts across New York and the nation, traveling in small, World War II-era planes and other aircraft is a dream come true, but a recent deadly Connecticut crash is calling into question the safety of these historic aircraft. At Kreindler & Kreindler LLP, we recognize that safety protocols were far different back in the 1940s than they are today, and we also recognize that traveling in these historic aircraft can bring with it considerable risk.

Death of YouTuber shows potential recreational flying dangers

As previous posts in this blog have discussed, small plane crashes are more common than commercial airplane accidents. This is often due to pilots with less experience or the difficulty in keeping a smaller craft under control in adverse weather or mechanical emergency situations. Those in New York with a taste for adventure and thrill-seeking may want to consider the potential risks of such recreational aviation activities as paragliding.

What is the FAA's Office of Investigations?

As the pilot of a small plane who uses airspace in or around New York, you will fall under the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We at Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, are here to explain what the purpose of this association is, and what their Office of Investigations does.

Why are private plane crashes risky?

As a pilot living in New York, you may own or fly small airplanes either as a hobby, for practice, or even for transport. Unfortunately, the litigation surrounding small planes can be complex if you get into a crash in one. Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, is here to talk about why insurance and laws can get so complex with private aircrafts.

1 dog the only survivor of New York small plane crash

On a recent Saturday morning, a small plane reportedly took off from Long Island MacArthur Airport. The only passengers aboard were two people and one dog. Not long after, the plane went down in the vicinity of Mattituck, New York, near the amusement area known as Harbes Family Farm. The fiery crash that resulted killed the two human passengers. Only the dog survived. 

Pilot loses life in small airplane accident in NY

Although some pilots have had years of training and experience, pilot errors, aircraft defects and malfunctions can lead to catastrophic accidents. When something unexpected happens, it is often up to the pilot to use his or her knowledge to minimize the disastrous effects of the incident. There are some cases, however, that are unavoidable and could injure or kill innocent people.

Common causes of small plane accidents

If you live in New York, the thought of flying in a small plane may either excite you or terrify you. Although flying is a fear for some people, the chances of being in an accident is much greater with small aircraft than with large commercial jets. The following discusses the problem and some of the common causes of accidents. 

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