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Three Killed in Small Plane Crash in Houston

Jonathan Hernandez4 months ago

Three people were killed in a small plane crash that happened in Houston.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that three people were killed in Thursday after a small plane accident in which the plane crashed into a vehicle in a parking lot near the Houston airport.

A spokesman from the Houston Fire Department has stated that the plane crashed just after 1 p.m. into a vehicle that was parked at a hardware store near the Hobby Airport in the southeastern part of the city. Officials believe that the three people who were killed in the accident were in the plane. No one was in the vehicle that was hit by the plane at the time of the accident.

According to the spokesman, no other injuries were reported in the accident.

The single-engine plane was trying to land at the Hobby Airport when it crashed just a mile north of the airport. At this time it is uncertain what caused the plane to crash, but an investigation remains ongoing.

Important Information about Small Plane Accidents

According to an article in LiveScience, there are not as many wrongful deaths of people involved in small plane accidents as one would think:

  • Since the 1970s, there have been a 75 percent drop in the number of wrongful deaths in small plane accidents in the United States.
  • The current fatality rate hovers just over 1 death for every 100,000 hours of flight time.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 1,297 general aviation accidents that resulted in 387 fatalities. 

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