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.
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.
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.
Even the best pilots in the country are not immune to the possibility of an airplane crash. Recently, a pilot who had thousands of hour of flight time under his belt died in an airplane accident.
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.
When we hear about an airplane crash, we often expect there to be fatalities. Although that is very often the case considering the altitude from which an airplane may fall, there are many cases out there where everyone on the aircraft survives.
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.
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.
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.
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.