Three individuals and a dog were very lucky after surviving a plane crash in Miami, Florida. The accident happened on Tuesday morning around 10:38 a.m. According to authorities, James Webster was operating his Piper PA32 attempting to depart the Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport when a wheel broke away from the plane causing it to overturn and crash into a canal nearby. Webster, two unidentified passengers, and a dog were onboard the plane and all have survived. The three individuals were transported to the hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown. The authorities in Miami are investigating the accident, and it is likely that the FAA will conduct their own investigation.
While aviation accidents are not as common in occurrence as auto accidents, the results of these accidents are severe. Any individual that survives a plane crash is beyond fortunate. Aircraft travel at a high altitude and at high rates of speed causing a collision to be devastating. Common causes of aviation accidents are mechanical defects, negligence of the pilot, or air traffic controllers, and design flaws. An investigation could take several months to complete and individuals that have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident should contact an experienced plane crash attorney.
The St. Louis aviation accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will gather all available evidence to determine who is responsible for the accident. Our attorneys have over a century of legal experience and will work to recover the maximum compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and emotional damages. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a plane crash, contact our office to speak with an experienced aviation accident attorney today.