Georgia Plane Crashes Occur Only Hours Apart – Killing Three People and Injuring Another


July 02, 2017

Airplane crashes do not occur as frequently as car and trucking accidents, so when three small plane crashes happen within a matter of days, and two of them within a matter of hours, the accidents certainly make headlines.  It takes a significant amount of time to investigate any airplane accident, and authorities have stated it could take up to one year for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fully investigate these plane crashes and for the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) to determine the cause of each of these Georgia plane crashes and issue a report.

Airplane crashes do not occur as frequently as car and trucking accidents, so when three small plane crashes happen within a matter of days, and two of them within a matter of hours, the accidents certainly make headlines.  It takes a significant amount of time to investigate any airplane accident, and authorities have stated it could take up to one year for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fully investigate these plane crashes and for the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) to determine the cause of each of these Georgia plane crashes and issue a report.

Crash No. 1 – Barrow County Accident Leaves Two Dead

On a Thursday afternoon in February of this year, a man and his nephew lost their lives while flying a single-engine Beech C23 small airplane.  The airplane crashed at the end of the runway at Barrow County Airport.  It is unclear exactly what caused the accident, but an eyewitness believes the pilot was trying to land the plane at the Barrow County Airport after a rough takeoff.  Investigators have not yet determined that the eyewitness’s account is accurate and have stated that the crash may have occurred shortly after takeoff, or upon landing after having been in the air for a while. 

Crash No. 2 – 50-Year-Old Man Dies Following Evening Plane Crash

Only a few hours following the Barrow County plane crash, a 50-year-old man lost his life after his Beech A45 aircraft crashed at the end of the airstrip at Anderson Airport near Bainbridge in Decatur County, Georgia, which is approximately 230 miles south of Atlanta.  The first plane crash occurred in daylight hours, while this second plane crash occurred in complete darkness on a February evening.  As with the first plane crash, the cause of this Decatur County accident is not yet known.

Crash No. 3 – Man Walks Away from Plane Crash with Bloody Nose

A third plane crash occurred in Dawson County, Georgia a few days following the two tragic plane crashes discussed above.  In this third crash, however, the pilot walked away with only a bloody nose, and the man is lucky to be alive.  The pilot had recently purchased the Erco 415-C Ercoupe airplane, and one theory of the crash is that the plane’s engine failed.  But, the true cause of the crash will not be known until the FAA investigates and the NTSB issues a report.

It is rare to see so many plane crashes occur within a short period of time. However, stranger things have happened.  Because it takes a significant amount of time to investigate and determine the cause of a plane crash, it may be a good idea to consider speaking with an attorney experienced in handling a wide variety of personal injury matters, including, but not limited to, plane crashes.  Additionally, many plane crashes involve defective or faulty equipment, so it is important that the attorney you speak with his experienced in both personal injury and product liability matters.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries resulting from any accident and you believe someone else may be responsible, speaking with a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney at Montlick & Associates can be a critical first step to understanding your situation and finding out if there are any legal options available to you.  Time is always of the essence when dealing with personal injuries, so the sooner you act, the sooner an attorney may be able to help you.  At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our firm has thirty-three years of experience helping injured victims and their loved ones from all across Georgia.  If you would like to discuss your situation with one of our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333) to schedule your free consultation.  You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/local/hours-apart-plane-crashes-claim-lives/M5IoyACQSCUQX9slg92QzM/

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