Federal officials were involved in the arrest of two people on drug trafficking charges after a Tuesday plane crash at the Yoakum County Airport.
The Yoakum County Sheriff’s Office stated that 50-year-old pilot Gregory Thomas and 66-year-old passenger Dorothea Cangelosi were carrying about 160 pounds of marijuana after the plane lost altitude and crashed onto its belly after takeoff Tuesday evening.
The Beechcraft Bonanza plane stopped 50 yards past the runway and it is not known if there were any injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration reports that 268 fatal general aviation crashes occurred in the United States in 2010, resulting in 457 deaths. In 2001, 325 fatal crashes were reported, leaving 562 people dead. The rate of fatal general aviation accidents per 100,000 flight hours has fallen from 1.28 in 2001 to 1.14 in 2010. General aviation pilots logged just 22 million flight hours in 2008, compared to 29 million in 1999.
Seeing a copy of the Texas accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Texas Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Texas accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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