A Tennessee plane accident lawyer notes that faulty landing gear may have led to a fatal airplane crash that killed an experienced pilot. Authorities are working to determine whether mechanical issues were a primary factor in the crash. An airplane accident attorney can help people injured, or families of those killed in aviation accidents.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Tennessee. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Tennessee plane accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Authorities Suspect Faulty Landing Gear May Have Contributed to the Crash
A pilot who was practicing “touch and go” landing exercises crashed his plane and was killed, marking the second deadly plane crash in Tennessee’s Sevier County since April 2016. According to Knox News, the plane made impact with the ground without its landing gear deployed, and soon after, it caught fire.
Authorities suspect there were issues with the airplane’s landing gear that prevented it from deploying properly, though a preliminary report offering more information isn’t available at this time. The investigation will explore other factors that may have contributed to the accident, such as other airport operations taking place at the time of the accident. Witnesses on the ground prior to the crash noted hearing a loud popping noise when the crash occurred, although it does not appear that an explosion took place or that a fire ignited during the flight.
How a Tennessee Plane Accident Lawyer Can Help
Airlines and aircraft owners have a duty to maintain and operate their aircraft in a safe manner. When they fail to do this, and an airplane accident causes injury or death, injured parties may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed in an airplane accident may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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