A small plane crashed outside an Ace Hardware Store near Hobby Airport last week. The plane struck a car but fortunately no one was inside. Three people on board the airplane were killed. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.
Witnesses say that the plane went into a flat spin before it crashed. The plane was equipped with a parachute but it was not deployed. The airplane apparently made an approach at one runway at Hobby Airport, was then directed to go to a different runway, and was then told to try again because the aircraft was too high. The pilot then decided to try a third time, and that’s when it crashed in the parking lot.
When someone is killed in a plane crash, typically the victims’ families will file a lawsuit in order to obtain compensation for the loss of the loved one. Aviation accident lawsuits can be very complicated in many ways. Proving what caused the accident and who was negligent can be complex. There can be a large number of possible causes of plane crashes, including pilot error, mechanical failures, air traffic controller errors, and more.
Families of loved ones who are killed in airplane accidents are entitled to compensation for their injuries. The amount of compensation will depend on the circumstances involved, but typically will include money for medical expenses, wrongful death, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 if your loved one has been killed in a plane crash. We can help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, or visit our Facebook page to learn more.