7 Killed in Massachusetts Plane Crash
About the Plane Crash
According to the Associated Press an airport employee watched as the Gulfstream jet raced past the end of the runway, plunged down an embankment, and erupted into flames. The plane reportedly never left the ground.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are looking for the plane’s cockpit voice recorder along with the flight data recorder. The pilot’s experience and aircraft maintenance history will be reviewed as well.
The plane was carrying four passengers, two pilots, and one cabin attendant.
The deceased include Lewis Katz, 72, Anne Leeds, 74, Marcella Dalsey, and Susan K. Asbell, 68. The remaining victims’ identities have yet to be released.
Plane Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
- In 2012, the total number of personal aircraft accidents was 40.
- Of the 40 personal aircraft accidents in 2012 10 of those resulted in fatalities.
- In 2012, the total number of fatalities for personal aircraft accidents was 22.
- In 2012, the total number of aviation fatalities was 449.