A plane crashed in a field in Jersey County, Illinois on Wednesday morning. The accident happened at approximately 10 a.m. when pilot Dan Harlan lost power to a single-engine plane. Harlan attempted an emergency landing in an open field on Coon Creek Road close to Route 100 near Nutwood, Illinois. The front wheel of the plane got lodged into the ground causing the plane to overturn. Harlan sustained minor injuries in the crash and is fortunate to be alive. The aircraft is a rental plane, and it is unknown who is the owner.
Aviation accidents often occur to smaller aircrafts, and that is often due to the irregularity of maintenance of the aircrafts. It is common for a plane crash to result in serious injuries and fatalities, and too often negligence is to blame for the accident. Negligence can be demonstrated by various sources and include negligence of the pilot, air traffic controllers, maintenance crew, and owner of the aircraft. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an aviation accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and mental anguish. To determine the cause of your accident, and to hold all negligent parties responsible it is important to consult a skilled St. Louis aviation accident attorney.
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