2 Injured in North Texas Plane Crash
A pilot and passenger were injured Wednesday during an attempted emergency landing of a biplane in Tarrant County Texas.
About the Tarrant County Biplane Crash
According to the Star Telegram, a blue and white biplane crashed at approximately 7 p.m. near the 7600 block of Confederate Park Road. The propeller of the plan ended up 30 yards behind the wreckage. The plane was said to have been an experimental aircraft made from a kit.
Both the pilot and the passenger had non-life threatening injuries. Their names and further details on their conditions weren’t immediately released. Officials are trying to determine what prompted the men to make an emergency landing.
Plane Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
- In 2012, there were a total of 449 aviation fatalities.
- In total there were 1,471 total accidents in general aviation in 2012.
- Of those 1,471 total accidents 271 of them were fatal.
- Experimental aircraft accident rates are about 4 times greater than that of non-experimental aircraft.