February 22nd, 2013|
February 22, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings into the cause of an airplane accident that claimed the lives of five passengers and left two others seriously injured Wednesday night. According to The Plain Dealer, the crash occurred at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport, just outside Augusta, Georgia.
Reports indicate the Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I aircraft was carrying a surgeon and several members of his clinical staff as they headed home from business in Nashville, Tennessee. As the plane approached the landing strip, the pilot pulled out of an attempt to land the aircraft at the last minute for an unknown reason.
The airplane was unable to gain altitude fast enough and struck a 60-foot utility pole, clipping the left wing off the plane and causing a massive fuel leak. The plane went down in a patch of trees a short distance away where it burst into flames.
While the doctor and his staff were each killed in the crash, the pilot and co-pilot of the plane managed to survive. They were each transported to a local trauma center for treatment, where they continue to recover.
The Ohio Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to send their condolences to the families and friends who were killed in this tragic accident. The firm would also like to wish those who were hurt a speedy and full recovery from their injuries.