Six Killed and Eight Injured in Four Plane Crashes Over Weekend
USA- Cnn.com writes that throughout the country, four planes crashed last weekend, leading to multiple fatalities and injuries. The accidents occurred in New York, Louisiana, Maryland, and North Carolina. The crash in Louisiana killed five people. One person died in the aircraft that came down in Maryland. Every one of the incidents involved a small plane.*
The most severe wreck occurred when a Piper PA-31T that was flying to Atlanta for the Peach Bowl football game crashed not long after it took off in Lafayette. The victims were identified as a 51-year-old man who was piloting the aircraft, a 59-year-old man, a 30-year-old woman, a 51-year-old woman, and a fifteen-year-old boy. The 30-year-old woman was a sports reporter who worked with WDSU television. A 37-year-old man who was also on the plane survived the crash and is currently listed in critical condition. The plane also injured three individuals on the ground.
The crash in Maryland occurred when a plane came down and struck two homes, killing the pilot. Reports indicate that the victim was the only person on the aircraft.
In North Carolina, four people suffered injuries when the plane they were flying in crashed into a parking lot just after take-off. A small plane also crashed into the woods on Long Island. The pilot was the only person on board at the time, and reports do not include that individual’s condition. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that the plane was in its final approach at the time of the incident.
All of the crashes are still under investigation. The FAA has not yet determined the cause of any of the four accidents.
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