Socata TBM-850 Plane Crash in Raleigh, North Carolina

by | Apr 25, 2024 | Aviation Accident, Personal Injury

There was a small plane crash in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 24, 2024.  The plane, a single-engine Socata TBM-850, crashed at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  Reports indicate the plane experienced a failed landing at the airport.  Two people were on board at the time, who were taken to local hospitals for medical care.  Additional details have not yet been released.

A failed landing in a single-engine plane can be attributed to various factors, ranging from pilot error to mechanical failures and environmental conditions. Each of these factors can critically affect the final approach and landing phase, which is often the most challenging part of the flight.

Mechanical failures pose significant risks during the landing phase. Issues with the landing gear, such as failure to deploy, can lead to a gear-up landing or a runway belly landing, causing substantial damage to the aircraft. Engine failures or partial losses of power at critical moments of the landing approach can dramatically affect the pilot’s ability to control the aircraft, potentially leading to an off-runway landing or a crash if not managed correctly. Furthermore, environmental factors such as adverse weather conditions, including strong crosswinds, turbulence, or poor visibility, can complicate the landing process. Pilots must be adept at adjusting their landing techniques to accommodate changing weather conditions and should always be prepared to perform a go-around if the approach does not seem safely executable.

There have been a number of recent plane crashes in 2024.  A Piper PA-32 crashed in Claxton, Tennessee on April 12, 2024.  A Gulfstream AC95 crashed in San Bernardino, California on April 13, 2024.  A Cessna 150 crashed in Sussex County, New Jersey on April 16, 2024.  A Piper PA-32 crashed in a field after experiencing engine problems while taking off in Denton, Texas on April 17, 2024.  A Lancair Legacy FG crashed at the Spicewood Airport in Spicewood, Texas on April 22, 2024.  A Douglas C-54 Skymaster crashed shortly after takeoff in Fairbanks, Alaska on April 23, 2024.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving the failure of necessary equipment on a plane or helicopter in both federal and state court across the country.  When it comes to aviation, safety must come first.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in plane and helicopter crash litigation and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured in a plane or helicopter crash.  The experienced aviation attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a crash. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.