Causes of Private Plane Accidents​

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.

Pilot Error

Those flying private planes aren’t as experienced as commercial pilots. The rules aren’t as strict, and private pilots do not have to log as many flight hours. A majority of accidents happen due to a pilot not being able to see a terrain (mountain, lake or ocean) before it is too late. 

No Fuel

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, planes crash almost twice per week because they run out of fuel. Proper pre-flight safety checks can avoid this error. However, mechanical errors from the plane can also cause fuel leakage.

Bad Landings

Bad landings are the most common cause of non-fatal private plane accidents. Fatality risk rises with worse the weather. If a pilot is using his instruments since he can’t see, the risk actually is greater.

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. 

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