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Two Dead in Single-Engine Plane Crash

March 15, 2012
Colson Hicks Eidson

Despite his experience, a pilot crashed a single-engine aircraft into a wildlife refuge in November near Boynton Beach. The plane crash killed the 34-year-old pilot and his 23-year-old passenger, according to the report at orlandosentinel.com.

The crash happened around 6 p.m., and investigators say the pilot rented the aircraft a few days before the crash. Another pilot reported the crash to Palm Beach authorities and the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office started their search using a helicopter and an airboat. It did not take them long to discover the wreckage, according to investigators.

It took investigators about a day to recover all the wreckage. A spokesperson from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the agency does not know what caused the wreck at this point. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will examine the plane.

It is difficult to speculate as to what caused this unfortunate plane crash. Despite what you hear about the safety of airplanes, the safer type of aircraft is commercial airplanes. Single-engine planes, like the one in this accident, have significantly lower safety records than commercial planes. In crashes like this, pilot error and weather conditions are the usual causes of crashes.

Have you ever been a passenger in a single-engine aircraft?
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