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Small Plane Crash Kills Two Individuals in Americus, Georgia


August 01, 2019

AMERICUS, GA – According to an online news report at 13wmaz.com, the Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation of a small plane crash that resulted in the death of two people.*

The accident occurred in a pecan orchard located on Old Andersonville Road, which is located approximately a mile north of the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport.  Workers at the orchard discovered the wreckage of the plane and called police.

The aircraft was a Cirrus SR22 which had a pilot and passenger, both of whom are confirmed dead.  It is not clear as to whether the plane was entering or exiting the airport. The victims of the crash have not yet been identified.  

The federal aviation administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are working to determine the cause of the accident. There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation.  

There are several challenges associated with plane crashes, and they are as follows:

  • Aviation and insurance industries have indicated to the public that most crashes are caused by pilot error when this is not always the case.
  • When a plane crash occurs, the National Transportation Safety Board takes custody of the wreckage and includes product manufacturers who may be responsible for causing a crash.
  • Small aircraft typically do not contain black boxes to help investigators determine the cause of an accident.
  • It takes the National Highway Transportation Safety Board over two years to release their findings.
  • In most states, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death action or personal injury case is within 2 years. Some states limit this timeframe to 1 year.
  • The General Aviation Revitalization Act makes airplane, component, and engine manufacturers immune from liability once their products become eighteen years old. 

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Source:https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/two-dead-after-plane-crashes-in-americus-pecan-orchard/93-0afd4bc6-d3b5-4572-ac54-806137c1106e

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