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Recent Crashes Push Plane Safety into Spotlight

Investigators suspect two of the recent plane crashes happened because the pilots ran out of fuel, while the causes of the others are still being determined.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- After four plane crashes in the last two weeks resulted in five deaths, aviation experts are wondering if pilots are taking the proper safety precautions.

Investigators suspect two of the recent plane crashes happened because the pilots ran out of fuel, while the causes of the others are still being determined.

Owner of Adventure Flight Aviation in Springdale, Tommy Lee spends most of his time under the hood, and says pre-flight checks are crucial. 

"Over 90 percent of all airplane engine failures are caused by insufficient fuel," Lee says. "You can fix things on the ground that you can't correct in the air."

All of these crashes avoided populated areas, and no one on the ground was hurt.
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