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Weather, experience and other reasons why there’s an increase in small aircraft crashes around Long Island

Weather, experience and other reasons why there’s an increase in small aircraft crashes around Long Island 2018-06-14
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It’s been in the news a lot lately. Small aircraft crashes, usually resulting in fatalities and shock for the entire region.

And with small planes being used more and more, there are growing concerns about safety.

Smaller aircraft are particularly vulnerable to poor weather conditions, air flow and lightning. Some planes are equipped with radar and added technology to assist pilots. Others are not, forcing pilots to fly by instinct and relying on relayed weather data.

There have been a lot of questions and speculation about the recent increase of crashes. Were the pilots prepared? Was the aircraft equipped and ready for flight?

That’s where the experts from Farmingdale State College can help.

Dr. Michael Canders is an Associate Professor and Director of the Aviation Center at Farmingdale. He has flown airplanes and helicopters for over four decades and is an expert in aviation and flight safety. Michael is available to speak about this topic – simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.

Source:
Newsday

Experts: storms and small planes a dangerous mix

The national weather service says showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain were moving through the area at the time of the crash.

Newsday