Florida Aviation Accident Attorney
A little over a week ago, an airplane flying through the Lake Harney area was preparing to land at the Orlando Sanford International Airport when something occurred to cause the small craft to crash. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane, a Connection900 BE-9L, was nearing the county line separating Seminole and Volusia counties when the incident took place that sent the plane out of control and Lake Harney itself.
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 Delta Airlines flight from Orlando International Airport to Washington D.C. on the morning of May 6 was forced to return to Orlando after crew and passengers smelled smoke from what was eventually traced to an electrical short. Passengers and crew members began smelling smoke shortly after the MD-88 took off from OIA, and when they could not find the source, they turned around and landed safely. The flight took off on schedule at 10:55 a.m. and landed without incident at 11:19 a.m.