In Hawthorne, a Beechcraft G36 single engine plane crashed nose first into the ground killing all three passengers on board. The plane, which was built in 2005, wrecked in front of a six story building at 3901 W. Jack Northrop Ave on the west end of the airport at 4:24 p.m. Everyone aboard the small passenger plane was killed on impact, but no one else in the surrounding area was hurt.
Firefighters arrived promptly at the scene and managed to contain the 20 gallons of fuel that was spilled in the crash. Investigators are uncertain as to what caused the crash although it was suspected there was a flight instructor on board and the pilot was practicing take offs and landings.
Another cause of the accident could be faulty aviation parts or even negligence on the part of the pilot or instructor. Surviving family members who look into the matter should pursue all possible avenues to get answers. If they discover that the plane crash was caused by negligence that is traced to a manufacturer’s defect or untrained pilot, they can file a wrongful death claim. If you or someone you loved has been killed in an aviation related accident, call our law offices to discuss your case. By making an appointment to speak one-on-one with a wrongful death attorney, you can embark on a legal journey that enables you to uncover the circumstances behind your loved ones death.