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7-Year-Old Girl is Lone Survivor of Plane Crash

A plane crash in western Kentucky has left four people dead and a child with minor injuries. An emotionally distraught 7-year-old girl made her way to a residents' home stating she had been in a plane crash nearby. The resident called 911 to report the accident and the wreckage from the small engine plane was located in a wooded area near Kentucky Lake approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday. The bodies of the pilot and three other passengers were among the wreckage, but their identities or connection to the little girl were not yet made available.

The FFA confirmed that they had received a call from the plane around 6 p.m. stating that the plane was experiencing engine trouble. Air traffic controllers and the pilot of the plane lost communication soon after the distress call. An official from the FFA also stated that the plane had departed from the Tallahassee Regional Airport en route to Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Unfortunately, the results of aviation accidents are typically fatal. This is due to the fact that planes travel at a high rate of speed several hundred feet above the ground. Like many other accidents, negligence is one of the main causes in plane crashes. Whether it is the negligence of the pilot, the plane mechanics, or the manufacturers, another persons' actions may have caused a preventable accident. Family members who lose loved ones in a plane crash may be able to recover compensation by filing an accident claim. Losing a loved one in any type of accident is tragic and contacting a personal injury attorney may help relieve the financial stress associated with funeral costs and lost wages.

The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with personal injury accidents. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our office as soon as possible regarding your accident, so we can put our skill and expertise to work for you. Please contact us today at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your injury case.

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