Recent Akron, Ohio Small Plane Crash Has Boca Raton Connection
Devastating tragedy leaves loved ones with many questions and no answers
On November 10th, a chartered jet carrying seven passengers and two pilots crashed in a residential neighborhood in Akron, Ohio. All nine onboard died in the crash. Fortunately, no one on the ground was injured despite the plane crashing into a four-unit apartment complex. The seven passengers on the jet were all employees of Pebb Enterprises, a family-owned Boca Raton commercial real estate company. Florida-based ExecuFlight operated the chartered Hawker 700 plane.
Following a tragedy such as this, family and friends are left wondering how something like this could happen. Unfortunately, answers are usually difficult to come by, and investigations are long and tedious. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates all aviation accidents that occur in the United States. In 2013, there were a total of 1,298 civil aviation accidents across the country that caused 429 fatalities. This includes
- Commercial cargo and passenger air carriers
- Commuter and on-demand carriers
- General aviation such as powered parachutes and light-sport aircraft
High-profile, commercial airline accidents tend to receive the most attention both from the media and investigators. Small aircraft accident investigations; however, require the same level of knowledge, skill and attention-to-detail to ensure that all facts and possible causes are analyzed.
It is still too early in the investigation to know exactly what transpired in the moments before the Akron plane crash or what may have caused this tragedy. Not knowing how or why these events occurred is often one of the most stressful and emotionally trying aspects of the experience for victims’ family members. During this time, there are often many confusing obstacles that may arise throughout the investigation. It is important to have a staunch advocate on your side to get the answers and results you deserve.
In many cases, it may be necessary to take extra steps to ensure that all aspects of the investigation are fully explored. Our aviation litigation attorneys go the extra mile to work with all parties involved and consult with top aviation accident experts to get a complete picture of what happened before, during and after the crash. If you’ve lost a loved one due to an aviation accident, consult the team of experienced plane crash attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A for innovative legal strategies and your best chance at recovery. For a free consultation, call (561) 293-2600 or send an email.