According to authorities, one person is dead after a small plane crash near Katy. The plane was found in a muddy and wooded area on Westerpine Lane. The plane almost hit several houses.
The pilot was the only person on the plane, and there are no survivors. The plane crashed nose-first into the ground. Authorities believe that the plane first clipped a power line, which caused much of the nearby neighborhood to lose power. According to the FAA, air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact with the plane and told authorities to start searching around the time the crash was being reported.
Currently, an investigation is underway by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot of the plane has not been publicly identified.
Cases involving small plane crashes can be extremely challenging. Federal laws are in place that protect aircraft manufacturers from product liability claims on planes over 18 years old. Most of the planes in service are older than 18 years old. Insurance coverage on small planes can also be challenging. It’s common for pilots to carry no insurance at all or limited insurance.
Despite the challenges, it’s important for someone who was injured in a place crash or whose loved one was killed to speak with an attorney about the situation. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team can help. Call us today to learn more or visit our Facebook page.