Small private planes are involved in the most crashes of all aircraft types. Unfortunately, crashes involving these small aircraft result in the most fatalities of all aircraft accidents.
Banner towing operations involve planes flying at low altitudes over highly populated areas, like beaches. Towing banners put extra stress on the plane’s engine.
Commercial airline crashes may involve human error by pilots, crew, or air traffic controllers, as well as improper maintenance and inspection procedures, and the defective design, manufacturing, or installation of parts and systems.
Helicopters used for personal, business, or military purposes require specialized skill and expertise to operate and maintain.