In 2013, 265 people died in flight incidents worldwide, according to a CNN.com report, which now seems relatively low considering that through July of this year, there had been 761 deaths connected with flight incidents.
Unfortunately, a recent Georgia plane crash has added to 2014’s airplane accident death toll. According to the Cordele Dispatch, the airplane crash happened near Cordele not too long after the plane had taken off from the Crisp County Airport.
Reportedly, the recreational flight was part of a group of three planes traveling from Port St. Lucie to Rome, Georgia for an air show. There were two people aboard the single-engine plane when it crashed, the 61-year-old pilot and his wife, age 65.
The couple’s plane went down around noon on a Thursday. The group of planes had just departed the Crisp County Airport, where they had stopped to refuel, before continuing on to Rome. The couple were trapped in the wreckage following the crash. The pilot died at the scene and the wife had to be taken to a hospital in Macon, Georgia, with critical injuries.
Authorities were still trying to figure out whether the plane went down because of pilot error or mechanical malfunction at the time of this report.
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