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Category Archives: Aviation Accident

What does the NTSB do in Aviation Accidents?

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The NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, is the federal agency tasked with investigating serious transportation accidents. These events typically involve loss of life or multiple injuries. The NTSB sends a team to investigate most aviation accidents. As part of its work the NTSB will see to it that the site of the crash and… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Aviation Accident Attorney

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Choosing an aviation accident attorney is an important decision. At the Turley Law Firm in Dallas, Texas, we have represented families in aviation accident cases since we opened our doors in 1973. In fact, our founder wrote the book on aviation cases, Aviation Litigation by Windle Turley. But we didn’t stop there. We have… Read More »

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Engine dysfunction heard by witnesses before Texas plane crash

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More has been learned about the minutes leading up to the deaths of three bank employees. A plane crash in foggy weather outside Fort Worth last month killed the Piper PA46’s pilot and two passengers. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board talked with two people who were working in the Paris area at… Read More »

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Three dead after Dallas-area small plane crash

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Officials still have no explanation for a fiery crash that recently killed three people outside of Dallas. A flight took off midmorning from Cox Field airport, about 100 miles from the city, and fell from the sky 11 miles into a journey to Austin. Texas Department of Public Safety investigators said three men were… Read More »

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Pilot's plane explodes in thunderstorm north of Houston

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A pilot’s death in East Texas is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Federal officials may have little evidence to explain why an aviation accident occurred less than 150 miles from the Cessna’s takeoff point in Houston. The twin-engine plane was ablaze after it slammed into a… Read More »

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Custom built airplane kills two in crash

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Many people believe that aviation accidents only cover the devastating crashes involving large commercial aircraft. However, the scope of aviation accidents can include small planes or even hot air balloons. Negligence and liability for these types of accidents can fall under pilot error, defective parts, air turbulence injuries and even injuries that occurred when… Read More »

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Plane crash kills pilot on test flight in Greater Austin

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The test flight of a newly-painted Cessna 320 Skynight turned to tragedy for an elderly pilot in Greater Austin. Relatives said the victim, a farmer and aeronautical engineer, died in a plane crash on an early weekday morning near San Marcos airport. Officials are not certain why the experienced pilot crashed. Emergency responders said… Read More »

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Second plane from Texas airport involved in fatal crash; 4 dead

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Two planes that took off from Northwest Regional Airport crashed within two weeks of one another. The unusually close occurrence of fatal airplane accidents at the Roanoke facility in Texas has puzzled officials. No parallels seem to exist that connect the two aviation accidents, although investigators are still trying to determine what happened in… Read More »

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Texas pilot, passenger survive Gulf of Mexico crash

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A pair of Texas men is lucky to be alive after the plane they occupied suffered a hard water landing. The aviation accident over the Gulf of Mexico involved fire, a smoky cockpit and a water rescue. The plane had taken off from a Texas airport in Baytown. The experienced pilot had flown the… Read More »

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Two dead in flight lesson crash near Texas airport

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Two men, a teacher and a student, died during a flight lesson near the Llano Municipal Airport, north of San Antonio. The fatal airplane accident happened when a 60-year-old instructor and his 51-year-old student were practicing "touch-and-go" maneuvers — repeated takeoffs and short landings that do not bring the aircraft to a full stop…. Read More »

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