Florida Plane Crash Lawyers
Aviation accidents don’t always occur near major airports. Oftentimes, smaller aircraft land and take off at private fields in Florida. These are unregulated taxiways but can be just as dangerous as a regular airfield.
The number of private pilots in the United States is steadily decreasing. In 2000, there were over 250,000 licensed private pilots in the country. By 2007, that number had slipped to around 210,000. It increased slightly in 2009, but stands at around 210,000. While the numbers have declined, people are still interested in getting a pilot’s license. It takes hours of flight time to become a licensed pilot.
An aviation accident near Leesburg has claimed the life of one man and critically injured a woman. The accident occurred around 2:35 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Witnesses told accident investigators that they heard an aircraft’s engine cutting in and out in the moments before the crash but assumed that the airplane making the noise was one of many stunt aircraft that fly out of nearby Leesburg Airport. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the agency will be investigating the crash as soon as they can get an accident investigation team to the crash site.