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An investigation continues after a small plane crashed during takeoff from an airport near Kansas City, killing the pilot and a passenger. Investigators are pointing to a faulty plane engine as the cause of the deadly crash.

About Private Plane Crashes

Chris Leipelt 6w DYdazo20 Unsplash 1024x655In 2017, private plane or general aviation activity has raised 2%. According to ABC News, there is an average of five small plane crashes each day, resulting in approximately 500 deaths annually.
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.

Faulty Plane Engine Responsible for Deaths

The Kansas Highway Patrol arrived on the scene to find the pilot and his passenger deceased. The accident happened around 4 PM. Witnesses noticed the plane went down quickly after take-off. The Federal Aviation Administration is still investigating the crash, however, initial reports point to a mechanical failure.
Mechanical failure is responsible for as many as 20% of aviation accidents. This means that 1 out of 5 crashes is due to a plane manufacturer’s negligence.

Get Help after a Plane Crash

Sad CoupleA 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.

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