Burnet, TX (December 21, 2023) – A plane accident reported in Burnet on Sunday afternoon sent three people to area hospitals with injuries. The crash was reported to law enforcement at approximately 2:15 p.m. on December 17.
Reports provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety indicate that a plane took off from an airport in Burnet when it collided with a power line and crashed on the southbound side of US Highway 281. The vehicle also struck a passenger car in the area near Delaware Springs Boulevard during the collision. The driver of the car was injured as a result of the crash and transported to an area hospital for emergency care. The pilot and their passenger both suffered injuries. The two victims were transported to a medical facility in Austin, where they underwent emergency treatment for burns. At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope the injured victims recover quickly.
Plane Accidents in Texas
Statistics from 2021 indicate that approximately 1,225 people were injured as a result of plane accidents involving civilian aircraft. This was a significant increase from 2020, when 1,139 people were harmed in these accidents. As the number of people owning their own airplanes continues to increase, so does the number of accidents in which they are involved. Unfortunately, we see these accidents take place far too often here in Texas. There are countless instances where these accidents are preventable. In fact, several factors contribute to the high rate of accidents that take place.
Leading Causes of Plane Crashes
There are several leading factors that cause these accidents to take place so frequently in the United States. In many cases, human errors are involved. Pilot error is the number one cause of accidents involving airplanes and other forms of aviation in our country. If a pilot does not properly plan the flights, encounters inclement weather, or does not prepare for any anticipated issues that may arise, it can have deadly consequences.
Mistakes made by crewmembers are another leading factor in many of these accidents. When the cockpit is not managed correctly or the pilots do not follow the cockpit resource management skills, it can lead to a severe accident. Other leading factors include weather conditions, air traffic controller negligence, inadequate maintenance, defective design, and more. If you have been harmed as a result of a plane crash, you may have legal options available to help you get justice. It is vital that you seek legal representation right away to ensure you are able to get justice.
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