Plane Crash Injures Four in North Carolina
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NC- Wcti12.com writes that a plane crash injured four individuals in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The incident took place this week in the early afternoon after the plane took off from the Grady’s Creek Airport. The aircraft was identified as a Cessna 172. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are both investigating the crash. *
Three of the injured victims were students, and the other person harmed in the crash was the pilot. All four of the occupants were taken to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. Early reports have not indicated the severity of the injuries suffered by the individuals. According to media outlets, the three students were taking the flight as a part of a workforce development program. The three were learning about aviation industry careers. The small aircraft crashed into a field not far from the airport.
Small plane crashes are fairly common, and some reports indicate that these aircraft may be about as dangerous as driving a car. Of course, vehicle collisions kill tens of thousands of people every year. In many cases, pilots are blamed for these crashes. However, some reports indicate that the blame placed on the pilots is not always fair or warranted. In many instances where pilots were thought to have caused a crash, the true reason for the collision may have been a flaw with the plane itself. A USA Today report found that manufacturers of small planes may have covered up defects in their aircraft. Of course, in many instances, the pilots are killed in the crashes and not able to defend their actions.
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Sources:https://wcti12.com/news/state-news/official-4-sent-to-hospital-after-n-carolina-plane-crash 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/