Aviation Accident | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators recently finished looking into a fiery aviation accident that killed four people in November 2010. In their report, the NTSB cited errors made by the pilot and a certified flight instructor that led to the crash at Palm Beach International Airport. The NTSB report stated that the Piper PA-44 Seminole bound for Melbourne from the Bahamas crashed nose first into the runway right after takeoff around 6:05 p.m. on November 11, 2010 and subsequently caught fire, killing all four people aboard. All the victims were either employed by or attended the Florida Institute of Technology’s FIT Aviation School near Melbourne.
A 45-year-old woman and her three children who died when their aircraft crashed into Lake Russell. The children, aged 19, 18 and 16, and their mother had just taken off from Walt Disney World on their way to Fort Lauderdale when the aviation accident occurred. The light aircraft they were traveling in was reportedly being piloted by the woman’s 19-year-old son when the accident occurred.