Mason County, MI (November 26, 2023) - On Sunday morning, just after departure, an aircraft crashed and caught fire, killing two persons. No names were immediately given for the two victims of the collision near Ludington's Mason County Airport.
Mason-Oceana 911 Central Dispatch received a call of an aircraft accident just after 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 26th. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said that a single-engine plane took off from the airport and was flying eastward when it encountered an issue and veered sharply to the north. The jet went down in flames after crashing off Meyers Road, which is north of Johnson Road. The fire was quickly put out as many fire departments arrived on the site. At the site, however, two individuals on the plane were declared deceased. Cole said that the investigation would be transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration from the Michigan State Police, the primary agency conducting the probe.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims.
Plane crashes are fairly uncommon, but single-engine aircraft are much more dangerous than a typical commercial plane. The fatal accident rate for single-piston engine aircraft is 1.63 per 100,000 flight hours. In general aviation, single-engine aircraft are involved in more than 50% of reported accidents. Between 2009 and 2013, the average annual accident rate for small single-engine aircraft was over 30 per 100,000 flying hours.
The loss of a loved one always leaves the surviving family in a very tough situation. It could be harder to deal with the loss if a family member's death was brought on by someone else's carelessness. If you decide to file a wrongful death claim, there are a variety of damages that may be recovered under Michigan law. The idea behind these claims is that the surviving family member must use a Michigan wrongful death attorney to seek those damages in court.A wrongful death claim, as defined by Michigan law, arises when someone is killed as a result of another person's carelessness.
You might be able to sue the person who was responsible for the premature death, and you may be qualified to obtain compensation for losses like funeral and medical costs. You need to contact an attorney to determine if you have grounds for a claim. Life will never be the same again once a loved one dies unexpectedly in an aviation accident.
Our wrongful death lawyers in Mason County can fight for financial compensation on your behalf and provide you with support during this trying time. Our legal team at Christopher Trainor & Associates is aware of how tragic losing a loved one can be, and we will fight to obtain the money you are due if your family member was fatally injured due to someone else's carelessness.
Call our offices at 248-886-8650 to set up a free appointment so you may discuss your legal options with a qualified attorney.
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