Fiery Abilene Plane Crash Kills Two People
Two people were killed in a fiery plane accident in Abilene on Tuesday.
Details about the Plane Accident
Ricky Bishop, the Taylor County Sheriff said that there were no survivors from the fiery accident that happened on Tuesday morning at the Elmdale Airpark in Abilene.
According to responders who arrived at the scene of the accident, investigators are currently working to determine what caused the two-seat Vans RV-6, which is an experimental aircraft, to crash during the initial takeoff.
A statement released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) indicates that the plane exploded on impact during a crash that happened just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration did not release the names of the people who were killed in the accident or indicate where the plane was going at the time of the crash.
No other details were made available.
Important Information about Plane Crashes
According to an article in LiveScience:
- Commercial flights are one of the safest modes of travel, but small flights like this one, classified as “general aviation” flights, are far more dangerous.
- One of the reasons general aviation flights are more risky is because they are not as closely monitored by federal organizations as commercial flights.
- The accident rate in commercial planes is down about 80 percent in the past decade, but the accident rate in general aviation aircraft is up nearly 20 percent in the same time period.