The Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration are working to determine the factors that led to a plane crash on Friday. According to the Coast Guard, the incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. when two planes collided off the coast near Los Angeles. Little information is currently known regarding the crash, and an underwater recovery has begun along with the investigation.
Aviation accidents do not occur as often as auto accidents due to fewer aircraft traveling in the sky compared to motor vehicles on the roadways. However, when an aviation accident happens, the results are catastrophic. Planes travel thousands of feet in the air at high rates of speed causing an impact to be devastating. Similar to all accidents, aviation accidents can have a variety of factors and causes and negligence is typically to blame. Pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanical crews, and the airline can all be responsible for a plane crash. The most effective way to determine if you have grounds to file an aviation accident case is to consult a plane crash attorney.
The aviation accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident to successfully represent your case. Our attorneys have over 100 years of experience and will combine that with their knowledge and resources to achieve the maximum compensation for your damages. We will communicate with you throughout the entirety of the case and support you during this difficult time. If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a plane crash, contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.