Dr. Lionel Meadows of Commerce, Georgia Identified As Victim Of Fatal Plane Crash
The fatal plane crash this past weekend’s victim has been named as Dr. Lionel Meadows of Commerce, Georgia.
The cosmetic physician perished when his aircraft came down in Polk County on Sunday night.
The 54-year-old was a 1990 Emory University, 1994 Medical College of Georgia, and 1998 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate, according to his obituary.
Long-time commercial pilot and flight instructor Robert Katz offered some speculation about what might have happened.
I keep track of these situations because, according to Katz, there is always something that can be learnt from the circumstances surrounding them. It is crucial that we try to prevent future occurrences of similar regrettable incidents by learning what we can from them.
According to Katz, there was no indication of any pilot difficulty from the live air traffic sound.
Along with the fact that the aircraft was built in 1978 and is 45 years old, this makes me think that there may be metal fatigue or corrosion that went undetected during standard maintenance. According to Katz, this was the culmination of a number of variables.
Such issues, according to him, are usual in an aircraft that is 45 years old.
“Maintenance on these aircraft increases in cost as they age, and that’s kind of like the weak link in the chain because owners are tempted to neglect maintenance. They do so at their own risk, according to Katz.
He suggests that owners of aircraft keep up with routine maintenance.
“I kindly request that owners of light aircraft not forgo routine maintenance. One of the biggest costs associated with owning your own privately owned aircraft is maintenance, which is highly expensive. Your life may one day be saved by the money you pay.
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