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Small Airplane Crashes

What is spatial disorientation?

Aviation accidents may occur for various reasons, but spatial disorientation is one of the most common precursors. If a pilot becomes subject to spatial disorientation, he or she may lose control of the aircraft. As explained by the Federal Aviation Administration,...

Why do so many small planes crash?

If you pilot a small plane or regularly ride in one, the unfortunate fact is that your plane is far more likely to crash than a commercial plane. In fact, as reported in High Sky Flying, approximately three small planes crash every day in the US. Causes Most small...

Investigations into small plane crashes

Most aviation accidents in the U.S. occur within the category of general aviation, which includes small aircraft. General aviation accidents account for the vast majority of aviation accidents and far exceed the number of commercial aircraft crashes. While the...

Is flying inherently dangerous?

There is an old adage among seasoned pilots and others in the airplane industry and world of flight. Flying is not inherently dangerous. However, mistakes can be unforgiving. With this in mind, there are a number of facts and factors that should be borne in mind in...