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KATY, TX — Pilot Killed When Single-Engine Plane Crashes into Community Center

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 2:42 pm    

Authorities are reporting that shortly before 10:30AM on Sunday, July 14th, a single-engine aircraft struck several trees before slamming into the Mason Creek Community Center at Kingsland Boulevard and Houghton Road, a staple of the Nottingham Country neighborhood.

The fixed-wing plane, a 2009 Cessna 172 Skyhawk, crashed into the pool facility storage building, killing the pilot and scattering flaming debri around an empty pool, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Fortunately, no one on the ground was struck and there were no passengers on the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation. No details were provided on the cause of the accident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the pilot as 69-year-old Nodhir Medhora, a native of India and mechanical engineer at Exxon-Mobil. 

We are saddened to hear of Mr. Medhora’s untimely passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

 

According to the most recent data from the NTSB, there were a total of 1,335 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2016, 38 of which involved commuter and on-demand carriers–small aircrafts with 10 or fewer passenger seats. Nine of those accidents resulted in 27 fatalities. 

While the FAA states that since the 1970s there has been a 75% drop in corporate and business jet flights, accidents involving small aircraft passenger flights have increased by 20% in the last decade, and the fatality rate is up by 25%. 

Aviation accidents involving small commuter aircrafts lead to serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage, if not death. The unfortunate passing of these victims is a reminder that while aviation accidents are far more uncommon than other vehicular accidents, such collisions involving passenger cars, they are significantly more dangerous. 

Common Causes of Small Aircraft Accidents

Although the number of general aviation accidents is declining, the fatality rate of small aircraft accidents remains stubbornly flat. The following causes of aviation accidents are especially underlined in incidents involving small passenger aircrafts. 

Pilot error

  • Loss of control
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Lack of routine pilot proficiency checks
  • Poor risk management

Lack of safety features, such as:

  • Co-pilots
  • Back-up systems for navigation
  • Extra engines

Other causes: 

  • Equipment malfunction
  • Inclement weather
  • Fuel mismanagement

Taking Action

The FAA is making a difference to put the right technologies, regulations, and education initiatives in place to improve the safety of general aviation. Below are just a few of the actions that have been taken to reduce the fatality number to zero.

  • Pilot testing standards and training

The FAA has updated key elements of the airman certification system to include an enhanced focus on risk management.

  • New technologies

FAA has introduced new high-altitude air traffic control systems: En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to streamline the certification and installation of equipment used to enhance pilots’ awareness of other traffic and improves safety in areas that radar cannot reach.

  • Enhanced aeronautical data

In 2016, the FAA launched the Got Data? External Data Access Initiative to give the private sector better access the FAA’s aeronautical data, including airports, navigation aids, fixes, obstacles, holding, approaches, and Temporary Flight Restriction information.

  • Aircraft design

Overhauled airworthiness by improving performance-based equipment standards to implement forward-looking, flexible rules that encourage innovation of small aircrafts.

What You Can Do

These types of cases involving aviation-related fatalities are substantially complex. If you or a loved one are a victim of an aviation accident, or you have lost a loved one to an aviation accident, it is important to choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience in such cases to help you or your family receive justice.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Pilot, Flight Training Officer Suffer Minor Injuries After Helicopter Makes Hard Landing Near Hobby Airport

Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at 9:07 pm    

At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019, two people received minor injuries in a helicopter accident that occurred in Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, the Houston Police Department helicopter had to make a hard landing in the 8400 block of Larson Street, near Hobby Airport. There were two people inside the aircraft when it crashed: a pilot and a flight training officer. Both were able to get out of and walk away from the aircraft without serious injuries. They were both evaluated at the scene.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is great to hear that the pilot and the flight training officer were not seriously injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


DALLAS, TX–TWIN-ENGINE JET CRASH KILLS 10

Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 10:55 am    

JUNE 30TH, 2019–Authorities are reporting that just after 9 A.M. on Sunday, a twin engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air jet was involved in a collision on a Dallas-area airport runway, killing two crew members and eight passengers.

According to initial reports, the small plane lifted off the south end of the runway at the Addison Municipal Airport and immediately veered off course and plunged into a nearby hangar when it struggled to gain altitude. All ten people inside the aircraft were killed. 

As of Tuesday morning at 6:25AM, nine of the ten victims have been identified, including a family of four. 

Those killed are Brian and Ornella Ellard and her children, 15-year-old Alice Maritato and 13-year-old Dylan Maritato; Steve and Gina Thelen; John and Mary Titus; and Matthew Palmer, 28.

Our hearts are with the friends and families of all who lost their lives in the tragic accident.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were at the crash site on Sunday to investigate this accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will also be performing their own investigation. 

According to the most recent data from the NTSB, there were a total of 1,335 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2016, 38 of which involved commuter and on-demand carriers–small aircrafts with 10 or fewer passenger seats. Nine of those accidents resulted in 27 fatalities. 

While the FAA states that since the 1970s there has been a 75% drop in corporate and business jet flights, accidents involving small aircraft passenger flights have increased by 20% in the last decade, and the fatality rate is up by 25%. 

Aviation accidents involving small commuter aircrafts lead to serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage, if not death. The unfortunate passing of these victims is a reminder that while aviation accidents are far more uncommon than other vehicular accidents, such collisions involving passenger cars, they are significantly more dangerous. 

Common Causes of Small Aircraft Accidents

Although the number of general aviation accidents is declining, the fatality rate of small aircraft accidents remains stubbornly flat. The following causes of aviation accidents are especially underlined in incidents involving small passenger aircrafts. 

Pilot error
  • Loss of control
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Lack of routine pilot proficiency checks
  • Poor risk management
Lack of safety features, such as:
  • Co-pilots
  • Back-up systems for navigation
  • Extra engines

Other causes: 

  • Equipment malfunction
  • Inclement weather
  • Fuel mismanagement

Taking Action

The FAA is making a difference to put the right technologies, regulations, and education initiatives in place to improve the safety of general aviation. Below are just a few of the actions that have been taken to reduce the fatality number to zero.

  • Pilot testing standards and training

The FAA has updated key elements of the airman certification system to include an enhanced focus on risk management.

  • New technologies

FAA has introduced new high-altitude air traffic control systems: En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to streamline the certification and installation of equipment used to enhance pilots’ awareness of other traffic and improves safety in areas that radar cannot reach.

  • Enhanced aeronautical data

In 2016, the FAA launched the Got Data? External Data Access Initiative to give the private sector better access the FAA’s aeronautical data, including airports, navigation aids, fixes, obstacles, holding, approaches, and Temporary Flight Restriction information.

  • Aircraft design

Overhauled airworthiness by improving performance-based equipment standards to implement forward-looking, flexible rules that encourage innovation of small aircrafts.

What You Can Do

It is unfortunate to hear that ten more lives have been taken by a small aircraft accident and our condolences are with the families of the victims. 

These types of cases involving aviation-related fatalities are substantially complex. If you or a loved one are a victim of an aviation accident, or you have lost a loved one to an aviation accident, it is important to choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience in such cases to help you or your family receive justice.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

 


Dallas — 10 People Killed in Twin-Engine Airplane Crash on Addison Municipal Airport

Posted on Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 8:43 pm    

Just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019, ten people were killed in an aviation accident that occurred in the Addison area of Dallas, Texas.

According to initial reports, a Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was just taking off at the south end of the Addison Municipal Airport and had just lifted off the runway when all of a sudden, it veered left, dropped its left wing, and went into the hangar. The impact of the crash caused the aircraft to burst into flames.

There were 10 occupants inside the aircraft at the time of the accident. No one survived in this crash.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were at the crash site on Sunday to investigate this accident. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will also be performing their own investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of the deaths of the unidentified victims. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Manvel — Small Plane Crashes at Wolfe Airpark

Posted on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 8:34 pm    

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, an aviation accident occurred in Manvel, Texas, just south of Houston.

According to initial reports, a small Cessna aircraft was about to land at the Wolfe Airpark, located at the corner of Belcher Road and Frey Road, when for aun unknown reason, it flipped over.

Luckily, the pilot was uninjured in this accident.

Federal investigators are responding to the scene to investigate what happened in this accident.

It is great to hear that no one was seriously injured in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Spring — Small Plane Overturns During Crash at Hooks Airport

Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 8:19 pm    

At approximately 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a small plane crashed in an airport in Spring, Texas.

According to initial reports, the single-engine aircraft landed in the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport, located in the 20803 Stuebner Airline Road, when all of a sudden, it ran off the runway, which caused it to hit the grass and flip over.

Only the pilot was inside the plane. Luckily, the pilot was uninjured in this accident.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is great to hear that no one was seriously injured in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


New Caney — Helicopter Crashes in Parking Lot Near Antique Lane

Posted on Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at 8:27 am    

At approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, an aviation accident occurred in Montgomery County, Texas.

According to initial reports, a private helicopter crashed into a parking lot located near the intersection of Texas State Highway Loop 494 and Antique Lane. The pilot managed to get out of the crashed vehicle safely, and there were no other injuries that were reported.

The crash still remains under investigation as officers are trying to determine what caused the accident in the first place.

It is great to hear that no one was injured in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Kingsland — 2 People Killed in Plane Crash on Shirley Williams Airport

Posted on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:44 pm    

At around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2019, two people were killed in a plane crash that occurred in Kingsland, Texas.

According to the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department, an Experimental Rans S-7 Courier crashed at Williams Lakeshore Airstrip at Shirley Williams Airport, which is just north of Legends Golf Course. It caught fire upon crashing, thus killing the two people inside the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials said that they will be investigating the cause of this crash.

It is unfortunate to hear of the deaths of the two occupants inside 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. This is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Kerrville — 6 People Killed in Plane Crash on Private Ranch Near Kerrville Municipal Airport

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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Harlingen — Pilot Killed in Crop Duster Crash Near U.S. Route 77-Orphanage Road Intersection

Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 10:35 pm    

At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, a well-known pilot and businessman from La Sara was killed in a fatal aviation accident that occurred near Harlingen, Texas.

According to initial reports, Bernard Rowland II, 77, was piloting a single-engine crop-dusting aircraft when the aircraft struck a power line near the intersection of U.S. Route 77 and Orphanage Road. Upon impact, the plane caught fire, effectively killing Rowland inside. He was the only occupant onboard.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is now investigating this accident as the cause for the wreck is still unknown.

It is unfortunate to hear of death of Bernard Rowland II. Sadly, he is not the only one whose life is 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 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 (800) 220-9341 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.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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