Tragically, a plane crash occurred earlier this week, killing all six people onboard. The plane was piloted by a Houston businessman and philanthropist. The plane took off from West Houston Airport in Katy and crashed about 10 miles from its destination, which was the Kerrville Municipal Airport.
The plane’s owner had 42 years of experience as a pilot and often volunteered his time as a pilot to fly patients to medical appointments. He also donated money to a museum at Hobby Airport. It’s unknown at this time what caused the plane to crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident.
When a person is injured or killed in a small plane crash, the individual or his or her loved ones should consult with an attorney. The individual or his or her estate may have a legal right to compensation from the owner of the plane, the pilot, or an insurance company that insures the plane. However, small plane crash cases can be difficult. There are a number of federal laws that can make it difficult to obtain compensation after an accident. Also, many small planes are not insured or have very little insurance, which can make it difficult to be properly compensated.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a small plane crash in the Houston area, you should speak with an attorney. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also visit us on Facebook to learn more.