According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the majority of airplane accidents involve small, personal aircraft and not large commercial airliners. Still, according to the agency, civil aviation fatalities rose from 347 in 2017 to 393 in 2018. That increase means that there was at least on death per day involving aviation accidents in 2018. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, around three small aircraft crash each day in the United States. NTSB officials say that the statistics do not point to a reason behind the increase in the number of fatalities, but they are committed to addressing any safety issues.
The Citizen reports that three men and one woman have been fatally injured in a north Georgia plane crash.
The crash occurred on February 8th in a remote section of Gordon County. A Cessna 501 departed Falcon Field at 9:49 A.M. local time, bound for Nashville, Tennessee.
An air traffic control transmission from “one Romeo gulf” was received. The transmission indicated that there were problems with the left-hand altitude indicator. The autopilot of the aircraft was disconnected, and it was being flown from the right-hand cockpit seat.
The crash site was located at around 1:12 P.M. on Saturday. The four adult victims in the crash were located on Sunday. The plane had come to a rest inverted in a creek. There was no evidence of a fire.
The victims were identified as an Atlanta woman, a man from Fayetteville, and another male from Senoia.
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