Pilot and Passenger Died When An Experimental Plane Crashed in Suffolk, VA
An experimental plane crashed near a trailer park on Carolina Road in Suffolk on May 4, 2013, killing two men.
WAVY.com reported Police the single-engine plane crashes in a field near the Southside Trailer Park at 1073 Carolina Road around 1 p.m. The pilot and passenger, both died.
Virginia State Police said the plane had made several unsuccessful attempts to land at Suffolk Executive Airport before it crashed.
Two die in Suffolk plane crash
The plane was registered to a person from Davidsonville in Maryland.
As an experienced Suffolk, VA injury lawyer, my thoughts are with the families of the two men who died. State Police have informed the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board of the crash, and an investigation will take place.
Eyewitnesses said the plane went into a nosedive before it crashed. In air crashes such as this there may be grounds for a lawsuit to be filed. The family of the passenger may have grounds for a claim against the pilot’s insurance policy, if pilot error was to blame. Or there could be grounds for a products liability suit against the manufacturer of this experimental plane, if there was a design defect.
The crash occurred just weeks after two people were killed in a Cessna crash at Williamsburg. General Joseph Brown, 54, and his wife, Susan Brown, 52, died in the single engine plane crash last month in the Williamsburg Landing neighborhood.
If you have lost a loved one in a plane crash or if you have suffered an injury in an aviation accident, contact an experienced Suffolk injury lawyer for a free consultation.
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