One person was injured when a Drug Enforcement Agency plane with three people onboard crashed during a training mission. The crash occurred in west Houston near Sugar Land. The plane that crashed was a single engine Cessna. It was supposed to land at Sugar Land Regional Airport, but instead crashed into a power line before it hit two cars.
Before the crash, the pilot reported engine problems. At the time of the crash, the plane was leaking fuel but it didn’t catch on fire. The pilot attempted to land on the road and ended up causing significant damage to one of the two cars it hit. Fortunately, only one person was injured and the injured passenger was later released from the hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board is the lead investigator on the crash, but the FAA is also assisting with the investigation.
It’s miraculous that no one was seriously injured in this accident. Typically, plane crashes result in very serious injuries or deaths. If an airplane accident occurs, it is important to discover why the accident occurred so that future accidents can be prevented, and also so that the responsible party can be held liable. As you can imagine, building a strong case in an aviation accident is more difficult than in a car crash. Typically, an airplane accident results in severe damage to the aircraft on impact, which can make it harder to build a strong case.
If you have been injured in an aviation accident, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges. We can help. We have experience in complex personal injury litigation and we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Call us today at 855-947-0707 or visit our Facebook page to learn more.