Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 9:41 pm
At around 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019, a plane that departed from the West Houston Airport crashed in Kerrville, Texas, and it claimed the lives of six people.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported that the twin-engine Beechcraft BE58 crashed on a private ranch while preparing to land at Kerrville Municipal Airport, which is about 6 miles away from the crash scene. All six adults inside the plane were pronounced dead at the scene. They were Jeffrey Carl Weiss, 65 (pilot), Stuart Roben Kensinger, 55, Angela Webb Kensigner, 54, Mark Damien Scioneaux, 58, Scott Reagan Miller, 55, and Marc Tellepsen, 45.
Investigators with the FAA are now trying to determine what caused the crash in the first place.
It is unfortunate to hear of the deaths of the six occupants of the plane. Alas, they are not the only ones whose lives are taken away by an aviation accident. Aviation accidents are not as common as the other kinds of vehicular accidents, but it should be noted that though that is the case, airplane and helicopter crashes are significantly a lot more dangerous and devastating when they do happen, simply because of the extreme heights and speeds that are involved with them. Serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage are the expected outcomes of an aviation accident.
Some of the common causes of aviation accidents are air traffic controller error, negligence by the airline, airplane or helicopter pilot error, pilot intoxication, and helicopter or airplane defects and malfunction.
Aside from the devastating nature of aviation accidents, cases involving them are substantially complex, and as a result, a trusted attorney is needed to help the victim and their family. So, if you are a victim of an aviation accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Aviation accident lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.
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