Plane Crash Facts

By Clawson & Clawson, LLP  Nov. 11, 2013 3:55p

Two people flying from Colorado to Illinois in a Piper PA-32 died recently when their small plane crashed. The plane's occupants left Denver's Centennial Airport yesterday heading for Illinois when they changed course to Missouri to stop for fuel, heading toward the Kirksville Regional Airport. On its final approach, the single-engine plane crashed in a rural area during a rainstorm. It was unknown at the time of the crash if bad weather played a part in it. A formal investigation by the National Transportation and Safety Board is under way.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, preliminary statistics gathered from July 2012 to July 2013 show that in the category of "general aviation," 130 accidents occurred. 21 of these were fatal accidents resulting in 29 deaths. 75 of these accidents were categorized as "personal" while the others were listed under "business," "instructional," "aerial application," and "other." No major accidents were reported. A major accident is defined as having one of three conditions: 1) a Part 121 (scheduled commercial carrier) is partially or wholly destroyed 2) multiple fatalities occurred 3) at least one fatality occurred in combination with substantial damage to a scheduled commercial carrier.

Overall, aviation accidents and fatalities around the world have been on the decline since 2001 when the September 11 attacks occurred. This data has been reported by the non-government organization based in Geneva known as the Aircraft Crashes Record Office.

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Air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation. When an aircraft crashes, however, the risk of multiple injuries and deaths is very high due to the often large numbers of passengers onboard. When negligence of any kind is the underlying cause of such an accident, those who have been harmed through injury or loss of family members should seek legal guidance and representation from a capable attorney.

Clawson & Clawson, LLP is a personal injury firm based in Colorado Springs with offices in Denver and Pueblo that is well-known and highly-respected in its field. The legal team has 90 years of combined experience in helping their fellow Coloradoans. Because of their high level of knowledge, experience, and service to their clients, they have earned a 10 out 10 "Superb" rating by Avvo as well as other recognitions and distinctions. One of the firm's attorneys is an executive board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. Two of the firm's attorneys have been included in the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers listing. If you are looking for truly professional legal help after any type of accident or incident in which you have sustained a loss, contact the firm for a free consultation as soon as possible.

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