A plane crash on Monday night resulted in the death of two individuals. The accident happened near Lineville, Pennsylvania at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The pilot, 59-year-old Timothy Williams, and his passenger, 33-year-old Nathan Koontz were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities have released little information regarding the crash, and The National Transportation Safety Board, The Pennsylvania State Police and Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the investigation.
Although not as common as auto accidents, aviation accidents have a very high the fatality rate. The number of aircraft in the sky compared to motor vehicles on the roadways is significantly less resulting in fewer crashes. Planes travel at high altitude and at high speeds causing an impact to be devastating. Similar to auto accidents, the majority of aviation accidents are often caused by a form of negligence. Those responsible for the negligence may be the pilots, air traffic controller's, the airline company, or mechanical crews. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, you may have grounds to file an accident case.
The experienced St. Louis plane crash attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will support you with compassion during this difficult time. We realize there is no amount of money that will ease the pain of losing a loved one. However, we can assist you in obtaining justice for your damages while recovering the maximum compensation available. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.