Legal news for Florida aviation accident attorneys. A small plane crashed while practicing maneuvers.
Federal Aviation Administration alerts Florida aviation accident attorneys- A Cessna 172 plane crashed while doing training exercises.
Tallahassee, FL—Two people were tragically killed after their small plane fell from the sky while conducting training exercises. The Cessna 172 airplane crashed on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 after the plane took off from Tallahassee Regional Airport, as reported by WCTV6.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ reported the pilot and a passenger of the Cessna aircraft was practicing traffic patters, take-offs and landings when for unknown reasons the plane crashed into nearby wooded area. The pilot reportedly did not make any distress calls before plummeting to the ground. Air traffic controllers only became aware of the plane crash when they discovered a fire had ignited in the nearby woods. Debris from the crash was scattered across more than 200 yards around the wreckage, and the cockpit was destroyed from the crash and fire. The two occupants of the plane were pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
Their bodies are currently undergoing an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The plane is apparently registered to Eagle Aircraft, which is a flight school and charter service located at the Tallahassee Regional Airport. Officials reported one of the victims was a commercial pilot who held an instructors license. The other occupant has a private pilot’s license. NTSB officials and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) http://www.faa.gov/ investigators are probing the fatal crash.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for aviation accident lawyers in Florida.