By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A tragic airplane crash recently took place near the Butte Montana airport. The fatal plane crash involved a small single turboprop airplane that took a nose dive into a cemetery approximately 500 feet from the airport. It is a tragic end to the lives of the passengers including 7 children. The NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) and other officials / agencies will investigate the cause of the accident to determine if pilot error was involved, the role of the weather, actions / inactions of air traffic control, the performance or malfunction of the airplane, the load of the airplane, and other factors.
It is believed that the passengers were heading for a ski trip. The Napa Valley Register reported that a family of five including three pre-school age children were among the passengers on the airplane
While the NTSB, the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority), and others government agencies will be involved in the investigation, the families of the victims would be well served in retaining a private personal injury attorney to review the investigation and also to conduct an independent investigation as to the cause of the crash and to what extent other persons and business entities / corporations are responsible for the crash.
It was reported that the airplane was a Pilatus PC-12 which is certified for 12 persons on board. Officials will undoubtedly evaluate the passenger load and seating to determine if the owner / operator of the plane was in compliance with these restrictions.
You can read more about this story at Tragic Plane Crash Takes the Lives of Passengers Including Small Children in Butte, Montana.