Investigators Search for Cause of Hancock County Airplane Crash

by | July 31st, 2014

Investigators are still working to determine what caused an airplane crash near Toledo, Ohio, that killed two. Reports say the accident happened Sunday, July 27, at approximately 1 a.m. near Hancock County roads 18 and 216 in Cass Township.

According to an article from The Toledo Blade, the pilot and a 26-year-old passenger had taken off from the West Michigan Regional Airport in Holland, Michigan, in a Lancair IV-P aircraft. As the pair traveled to Bluffton though, the aircraft crashed into a ditch. Both occupants of the aircraft were killed as a result of the crash.

Now investigators are sifting through evidence for clues to what may have caused the airplane to go down. The Federal Aviation Administration shows the only previous problem the pilot had with the airplane occurred in June 2012 when a window became dislodged, causing the cabin to lose air pressure. The incident resulted in the loss of a few personal belongings and the aircraft was brought to the ground safely.

The Toledo aviation accident attorneys with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy have too often seen the devastating results that aviation accidents can have on victims and their families. That’s why the firm would like to take a moment to send their most sincere condolences and sympathies to the loved ones of those who were recently killed in this tragic accident.