Small Plane Crash in Oconee County, Georgia
OCONEE COUNTY, GA- Wfxg.com writes that a small plane crashed this week in Georgia. The reports indicate that the aircraft was a single-engine plane that came down in the late afternoon. The early information about the incident does not state whether anyone was injured or killed in the crash.*
Responders stated that the accident involved the plane coming down in a heavily wooded area, complicating the recovery and rescue work. There were also secondary explosions spotted in the area following the plane crash, although the nature or cause of those is also unclear at this time. The plane was a Piper PA-46 that was traveling from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. The single-engine plane was heading to the Tuscaloosa National Airport located in Alabama, but air traffic control lost track of the aircraft while it was flying over Georgia. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will both be investigating the crash.
When it comes to small aircraft, many people feel that these planes are quite dangerous as they seem to crash on a fairly regular basis. In fact, another small plane crashed in Georgia, killing all four people on board just last week. Statistics indicate that these planes might be about as dangerous as cars. While that might not sound particularly hazardous, it is important to note that tens of thousands of people die in car crashes in the United States every year, making driving one of the more dangerous things that people do on a regular basis.
In many cases, pilots take the blame when a small plane comes down. People suspect that the incident has to do with inexperienced people operating the aircraft. However, the places themselves are often quite dangerous and have more technical issues than many people realize.
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Sources:https://www.wfxg.com/story/41849030/singleengine-plane-crashes-in-georgias-oconee-county and https://www.livescience.com/49701-private-planes-safety.html and https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/17/small-plane-crashes-investigation/10717427/ and https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2020/feb/10/four-killed-north-georgia-plane-crash/515348/
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