One Dead, Another Seriously Injured in Texas Plane Crash
Details about the Plane Crash in Northeast Texas
According to KLTV News in Tyler, Texas, a man, 73-year-old Samuel Oliver Lucky, was killed in the fatal single-engine airplane crash that occurred late Tuesday night in Upshur County.
The plane, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk was carrying Samuel Oliver Lucky and his wife, 57-year-old Pamela Richman Lucky, when it crashed sometime before midnight just south of Gilmer after departing from the airport in Sulphur Springs earlier that evening, the Federal Aviation Administration reports.
The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that the pilot, Samuel Oliver Lucky, was killed in the crash, while his wife, Pamela, was transported to a Tyler area hospital in serious condition.
Details about Single Engine Plane Crashes in the United States
- According to the New York Times, there is currently no federal requirements that owners of private aircraft obtain any sort of insurance to cover injuries to passengers or other people that may be involved in the accident.
- Live Science also reports that there is about 1 death every 100,000 hours due to general aviation accidents like the one described above.
- In the past decade, the accident rate in personal flights like the one describe above has increased nearly 20 percent, Live Science reports.
- Federal Aviation Administration records indicate that the plane is registered to Samuel Oliver Lucky. Until a pending investigation of the accident, the cause of the crash is still unclear.