Katy — Small Plane Crash Kills One Person
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 6:35 am
On Thursday night, January 31, 2019, a small plane, a single-engine Mooney M20 registered in Minnesota that had departed from El Paso, crashed in Katy, and it killed one person.
According to the Texas Department of Safety (DPS), there were reports of a low-flying plane on Thursday night, and when they responded, they found the plane in a muddy and wooded area in the 22000 block of Westerpine Lane. Authorities noted that the plane clipped a power line after the pilot tried to “nose up” to avoid the line but instead he hit it and went nose down.
The Cy-Fair Fire Department said that there were no survivors, and that the person killed was probably the pilot.
It is terrible to hear of the death of the unidentified victim, but alas, this is not the first time that a person has died because of 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.
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.
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