A plane accident killed four people in a suburban Connecticut neighborhood after crashing into a house which became engulfed with flames. The plane was trying to land at the airport, reported The New York Times (8.10.13). National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are still working to determine what caused the accident. It was not the first plane crash for the pilot, noted David Perecman, a personal injury lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
The turboprop aircraft was inverted when it struck a house at about a 60-to-70 degree angle, said The New York Times. The pilot, Bill Henningsgaard, had not declared an emergency before the accident.
Two children, ages 1 and 13, who were inside the home when the plane slammed into it, are believed to have died.
“The family of the two dead children may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit sometime in the near future,” said Perecman.
Traveling by small aircraft is convenient, but small planes crash with much greater frequency than larger commercial ones. The crashes are usually linked to errors made by licensed pilots, mechanical failure or environmental issues. These accidents often result in serious injuries and deaths. A lawyer can help sort out the facts in order to determine who the responsible party is.
Lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand a preliminary NTSB report on the crash should be completed within 10 business days. In-depth reports may take up to nine months.
“Determining the causes for the crash may also help prevent future accidents,” said Perecman.
In 2009, Bill Henningsgaard was flying from Astoria, Ore. with his mother when he crashed into the river as he tried to glide back to the airport. Both were rescued.
The New York Times article cited is “Four Bodies Are Recovered in Connecticut Plane Crash.”
The personal injury accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following vehicular accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm.