New York Plane Crash Claims Four Lives

On Saturday, four people were involved in a fatal aviation accident in New York. The plane ride was scheduled so the pilot, his wife, their teenage daughter and her friend could visit Montauk for the day.

An emergency landing was attempted, but tragically the plane crashed into a patch of woods and burst into flames. The family and the daughter’s friend were all killed in this devastatingaviation accident.

Any plane crash is traumatic, but fatal aviation accidents involving teenagers is heartbreaking.  As strict as flight safety regulations are, things unfortunately still go wrong.  Few firms in Georgia have the expertise Pope & Howard P.C. provides in the area of aviation accidents. Pope & Howard P.C. has many years of experience in this area and our lawyers represent victims who have been affected through the wrongful death of a loved one or injured in an airline accident.

Pope & Howard P.C. have determined the following common plane crash causes:

  • Pilot Error: Failure to check weather, failure to gain clearance, intoxication, failure to adhere to FAA rules
  • Defective parts or failure of parts
  • Negligence: Maintenance, air traffic control, flight or fate attendants, fuel
  • Inclement weather
  • Damage done in maintenance

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an aviation accident, please contactPope & Howard, P.C. at 404-885-9999. You can also visit our website,, for more information.

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