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Tragic 2018 Plane Crash Perplexes NTSB

January 02, 2020

USA- The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report regarding a plane crash that occurred in March of 2018, according to GADSDENTIMES.COM. The deadly crash killed the 52-year-old pilot, who was the only individual aboard the aircraft.*

The victim left during the early afternoon from the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport and was flying towards New Orleans. The pilot never arrived at his destination, and his family reported him missing. Two days after the crash, search crews from the Etowah County Sheriff’s office and the Civil Air Patrol located the wreckage and the victim’s body in the woods near US Highway 411 near Canoe Creek. 

One of the pilot’s colleagues said that they had worked late the night before the crash and that the victim likely did not get much sleep. An autopsy also showed that the pilot had THC in his system, indicating that he used marijuana prior to taking off. 

According to the report, there was not enough evidence to say if impairment, incapacitation or fatigue led to the deadly accident. 

Private planes are notoriously more dangerous than commercial aircrafts. The airline industry has been making significant progress in safety over the last decade or so, and yet private air travel crash and accident rates remain stubbornly stagnant. It is even possible that private planes create more of a safety risk to people than cars do.  Automobiles are typically regarded as the most dangerous form of transportation. 

Many of these crashes are blamed on the pilots who do not undergo the same type of training as commercial pilots. However, these private aircrafts have been shown to be dangerous, as well. Private planes do not always have the same safety equipment required by commercial aircraft carriers.  For example, most commercial aircrafts will have co-pilots, backup systems for navigation information and extra engines.

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