Horseshoe Bay — Plane Crashes on FM 2147
Posted on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 12:01 am by Williams Hart
At around 4 in the afternoon on Friday, February 15, 2019, a single-engine plane crashed in Horseshoe Bay.
According to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department (HBPD) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a single-engine Experiment Rans RV8 crashed into a utility pole on the south side of FM 2147, near Horseshoe Bay Airport, and crash-landed in the 6800 block.
The plane was occupied by a pilot, 75-year-old Charles Scott, and a passenger, 73-year-old Stanley Graham. Both Scott and Graham were conscious and coherent as they were brought to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center for treatment of the injuries that they sustained in the crash.
Witnesses stated that they saw the plane leave the airport, and when the aircraft experienced engine problems, they saw Scott attempt to turn back to the airport, but unfortunately, the engine failed.
Investigation is still undergoing for this accident.
It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to Charles Scott and Stanley Graham. Alas, they are not the only ones who are affected by an aviation accident. It is noted that airplane and helicopter crashes are significantly a lot more dangerous and devastating than other vehicular accidents simply because of the extreme heights and speeds 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’re a victim of an aviation accident, or you knows 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.
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