Last year, a traffic private plane crash in Georgia killed a flight instructor due to a partial engine failure. The oil recommended by the manufacturer caused the engine to seize and federal officials determined this was the cause of the crash.
About a Private Plane Crash
Many think flying is safer than driving. For commercial planes, this can be the case. However, this isn’t the case for general aviation or private planes. Last year, almost 500 people died in private plane accidents. This could be due to pilot error, fuel shortage or bad landings. Bad landings are the most common cause of non-fatal private plane accidents. Fatality risk rises with worse weather. If a pilot is using his instruments since he can’t see, the risk actually is greater.
Engine Failure Plane Crash
The single-engine prop plane crashed in suburban Georgia. Two student pilots on the board along with the pilot died in the private plane crash. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the accident. The agency reported that the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing after the engine failed. Nearby residents reported a loud bang from the engine that lead to engine oil spraying over the entire windscreen. The engine produced some power but not enough to maintain altitude.
The instructor took control of the plane and performed two full 360-degree turns during the descent. A distress call to air traffic control along with an open cabin door to see the cockpit didn’t help. The plane crashed into the rear of a car, but no one in the car suffered any injuries.
A catastrophic plane crash or accident causes mental and physical suffering. Many describe panic, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and survivor’s guilt. These feelings can change a person for the rest of his or her life. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney. We will fight to recover damages owed after this devastating accident. Our consultations are free. Contact us today.