The Unthinkable Happened Right Here in Akron, Ohio
Ripped from the headlines, the devastating news of a plane crash in Akron is almost inconceivable. What should have been a business trip for the individuals on a private flight bound from Florida, ended in tragedy just a few short miles from their destination. Named the deadliest plane crash in Akron’s history, the events that unfolded, and the subsequent heartache for the victims and their families is unimaginable.
The National Transportation Safety Board is Investigating
The NTSB is currently looking into the potential causes of the crash. No call for distress was reported prior to the plane going down, so many are left wondering what exactly occurred that morning in the sky. While it may be too soon to tell what happened, from a legal standpoint the plot could certainly thicken. A variety of factors could have played a role in this tragic accident, but if I were a loved one of a victim, I would want to know and be prepared.
Potential Pilot Negligence – Pilot error or negligence is always a possibility when a plane crash occurs. Negligence in operating an aircraft can come in a variety of forms;
- Not having proper training
- Drug and alcohol use
- Medical conditions and more.
In the coming weeks, the the pilot and co-pilot of this plane will be under severe scrutiny. As the NTSB continues to investigate, and as the officials in Washington examine the cockpit recording in the moments leading up to the deadly impact – We will all begin to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Airplane Manufacturer Negligence – Manufacturer negligence could have also played a significant role in this accident. According to several media outlets, the Honeywell Engines are being sent to aviation experts for testing. If it is found that the crash resulted from equipment failure, the manufacturer could be held liable for the deaths. They will sure undergo rigorous and thorough investigation to ensure the incidents never happens again.
Maintenance Negligence – The owner of the small aircraft, and those in charge of properly maintaining the plane may have also played a role in Tuesday’s crash. Failure to comply with preset safety and maintenance guidelines, neglecting to record or report maintenance issue, and improper owner directives could have played a role. If this is the case, they too could be held accountable.
As we await National Transportation Safety Board and Washington’s official findings, victims and their families are left to pick up the pieces and make sense of this tragedy. My advice for all involved is to seek legal counsel before the big insurance companies have the opportunity to manipulate or bury the investigative findings! If your loved one was killed in the Akron plane crash, call me immediately.