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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. 

Inexperienced pilots and small plane crashes

Small plane crashes happen for a myriad of reasons, whether a pilot is under the influence of drugs or alcohol while flying or a pilot disregards safety measures that can help prevent an accident. Inexperience is another reason why small plane accidents occur, and there are some people who take to the sky even though they are not ready. Sadly, these accidents can result in the loss of life, and many people have passed away as a result of inexperienced pilots. If you have lost a loved one in such a crash, it may be necessary to look into your legal options.

Is it safe for you to fly on a small, private airplane?

If you have received an invitation to take a smaller, private aircraft on an expedition in New York, you may be excited about the opportunity to have a customized flying experience. While flying on private aircraft is a unique experience, it is essential that you understand the risks of your decision as well so you can be confident in choosing to participate or not. 

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