A Gainesville, Florida man was hospitalized Saturday morning with non-critical injuries after crashing his single-engine experimental plane.
The Gainesville pilot was returning for landing on the runway after taking his plane out when he crashed nose-first.
The man was alone in the plane and allegedly remained in the wreckage for some time, according to the Gainesville Sun.
Gainesville Fire Rescue cut the man out of what they identified as a biplane. He was airlifted to Shands at the University of Florida in stable condition.
The Federal Aviation Administration is supposedly investigating the crash.
The FAA registry shows the manufacturer of the plane to be Brown Narcisse and the model as a Christen Eagle II.
Air traffic is generally considered a safe means of transportation, but when something goes wrong it often results in fatal injuries. An aviation accident is any incident or series of occurrences that involve an aircraft and causes property damage, injures someone or causes wrongful death. A crash can occur while the plane is on the ground, ascending into flight or descending to the ground for landing.
Numerous airplane accidents involve an element of negligence. Most aviation negligence cases can be traced back to a Federal Aviation Administration violation dealing with licenses or certificates, flight rules, airworthiness of the aircraft and hazardous materials. There are many factors that can play a part in FAA violations such as equipment failure, human error and environmental conditions.
If you have suffered injuries that you believe are the cause of aviation negligence in the Florida area, contact the Florida Airplane Crash Injury Attorneys at the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).