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Small plane crash kills nine and injures others

New York residents may have been saddened to hear about nine members of a family dying in a plane crash as they were returning from a hunting trip. Authorities say that those killed include the pilot, children and other family members. In addition to the individuals who lost their life, three members of the family were seriously injured and taken to a local hospital.

One state's rate of fatal plane crashes higher than average

Residents of New York may have heard that the National Transportation Safety Board discovered that the rate of fatal airplane crashes is higher in Alaska than the nationwide average. According to the NTSB's preliminary report for the calendar year of 2019, there have been 10 fatal airplane crashes. This isn't including the fatal crash at Unalaska Airport that occurred on Oct. 17, 2019, because there is no federal report for it yet.

Small aircraft crash in Umstead State Park leaves 2 dead

New York residents should know that a small aircraft approaching Raleigh-Durham International Airport crashed near a creek in Umstead State Park on Oct. 27. The plane had disappeared on the radar that day at approximately 7:25 p.m., according to FAA air traffic control. This led to a search-and-rescue effort in the state park and the temporary closing of the airport runway.

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.

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