Wesley Chapel, FL – A 59-year-old Tennessee man was killed last month after his plane crashed near State Road 52 in a rural part of Pasco County.
The plane apparently took off on Feb. 24 from a small private airport, just north of Tampa. Cell phone records indicate the man crashed just four miles after takeoff.
At this time no further information is available regarding this collision.
Most aviation accidents in Florida involve small, privately owned planes that are used for personal transportation or recreation. Because these planes are so small, the aftermath of a collision can be devastating. Most small plane crashes result in severe and catastrophic injuries, or in many cases, death. If you have lost a loved one in a small plane crash, you may be wondering what steps to take next and whether you have any legal rights to financial compensation under Florida’s wrongful death law.
Small plane crashes require a thorough investigation in order to determine who is to blame for the accident. Multiple parties may be partially at fault for damages, including the plane manufacturer, the pilot, the owner of the plane or even the maintenance company. If one of your family members has been killed in an aviation accident, a Pasco County Wrongful Death Lawyer at Whittel & Melton can assist you with filing a wrongful death claim. For a free assessment to better understand your family’s rights, we urge you to call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We can answer all of your questions and help you decide on the best course of action.