Most of the public at large is only made aware of commercial plane crashes. However, these are not the majority of plane crashes. According to figures from the National Transportation Safety Board, an overwhelming 97% of aviation fatalities occur in general aviation. Approximately 5 small plane crashes occur daily across the United States, resulting in some 500 deaths. Receiving compensation for these accidents can be a complex issue due to federal guidelines. Private plane crashes usually demand that even more detail be used when determining the cause of the crash.
News Channel 8 reports that a man was seriously injured in a small plane crash near Mulberry.
The crash happened Monday morning in a small wooded area near Mulberry. ‘
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, a 1995 Vans RV-6 fixed-wing single-engine two-seat plane crashed at about 11:42 a.m.
34-year-old Luke Frasier, who is from Wisconsin, was able to walk away from the downed aircraft without injury. 78-year-old John Ducey, who is a flight instructor, suffered from serious injuries. Ducey was at the flight controls at the time of the accident.
Rhonda Gonzalez, a witness who lives near the crash site, said that the plane did not sound right as it flew over her home. She described the engine as sounding like it was sputtering and spitting.
The investigation into the crash is being handed over to the NTSB and the Federal Aviation Administration.