Virginia Mid-Air Collision Kills Two And Injures Another

by nph | June 1st, 2012

June 1, 2012

Investigators examining a mid-air collision Monday of two small planes over Fauquier County, Virginia, are still working to determine what may have caused the crash. According to WSLS 10 News, the accident occurred around 4:00 p.m., about five miles from the Warrenton–Fauquier Airport.

Reports indicate that moments after the two planes collided, the Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft, which was piloted by a 60-year-old member of Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, caught fire and crashed into the woods below. This caused the plane to break into multiple pieces, killing both the pilot and his 57-year-old passenger.

The 70-year-old pilot of the other aircraft involved, a 1965 Piper Cherokee, was able to bring his plane down in a nearby field at a local farm, about a mile from the site where the first plane went down. He suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash and has since been released from the hospital.

Although the pilot of the Cherokee is an inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board will be conducting the investigation to avoid a conflict of interest.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller, and McCarthy would like to send their condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives in this Aviation Accident. The firm would also like to send their best wishes to the survivor of the accident for a swift recovery from his injuries.