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Camarillo, CA- 2 People Dead After A Single-Engine Plane Crashed At The Camarillo Airport

2 people were killed after a single-engine plane crashed at the airport in Camarillo, CA on Wednesday afternoon, August 7, 2019. The plane reportedly crashed at 1:30 pm. The plane went down off the runway in a grass field. Both 2 occupants of the plane were declared dead at the plane’s crash site. It was not clear as to whether or not the plane crashed when it was taking off or when it was already trying to land.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Death Valley National Park, CA- 7 People Injured After A Jet Crashed Near Father Crowley Vista Point

7 visitors sustained minor injuries after a U.S. Navy F/A-18 E Super Hornet jet crashed in Death Valley National Park, CA on Wednesday morning, July 31, 2019. The jet reportedly crashed near Father Crowley Vista Point. The condition of the pilot of the jet was not known. The jet reportedly crashed around 10 am near an area commonly known as the Star Wars Canyon. The canyon is near the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. The pilot has reportedly remained missing. Search and rescue teams were searching for the pilot.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Hayward, CA- Pilot Teacher Killed And His Student Injured In A Helicopter Crash

A pilot teacher was killed and his student injured after the helicopter they were flying in crashed in Hayward Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019. The pilot teacher killed in the accident was identified as Wayne Prodger, 62, of Sunnyvale. Officials were not aware, though, if Prodger was flying the helicopter or his student was the one flying it at the time of the crash. The pilot teacher and the student were reportedly practicing hovering skills in a Robinson R44 helicopter, when the chopper crashed due to reasons unknown at around 2:30 pm. According to airport manager, Doug McNeely, the pilot teacher and the student were speaking to someone in the control tower prior to the crash. The student was reportedly able to walk away from the crash. He was later on taken to the hospital so that he could be treated for injuries sustained from the crash. Prodger was declared dead at the scene, It was believed that the condition of the student in the hospital was not known at this time.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Catalina Island, CA- Pilot Died In A Helicopter Crash

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Catalina Island, CA, was found dead after the debris of the crash wreckage was found on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The said debris was found a few minutes before 10 am on June 18, 2019, Tuesday, on the west side of Catalina Island. The pilot was believed to be a man in his 60’s. It was believed that he was the only occupant of the doomed helicopter. The man was known to frequently fly from Torrance to Catalina Island, then back to Torrance. However, he had not always landed on Catalina Island whenever he flew his helicopter. The Air Force Coordination Rescue Center reportedly called the Sheriff’s Department after the pilot had not returned from his flight after 16 hours of being gone. A search and rescue team was dispatched to search for the pilot and his helicopter. The team searched the last coordinates the helicopter was known to be. As such, the wreckage of the doomed helicopter and the pilot’s remains were found there. The helicopter was reportedly a Robinson R44. The FAA and NTSB planned to conduct an investigation on the cause of the crash.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Upland, CA- 3 People Injured After Small Plane Crash Landed Near Airport In Upland

A small airplane with 3 people on board crash landed near an airport in Upland, CA on Saturday, June 15, 2019. A single-engine light aircraft crash landed around 9:45 am off of Cable Airport just east of the runway close to Benson Avenue. The Cessna 182 plane experienced engine issues before crash landing in a parking lot about 300 feet short of runway 26 L. When first responders reportedly arrived at the crash site, all of the 3 occupants of the plane had already gotten out of the airplane. The 3 people were seen sitting in a nearby park bench when first responders arrived at the crash site. The 3 occupants of the plane sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital so that they could be treated. The plane reportedly came very close to striking a building before it crash landed. It was not known what caused the plane to crash land.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Santa Susana Mountains, CA- San Pedro Man Identified As The Pilot Killed In A Plane Crash

On Sunday, June 16, 2019, authorities identified a 66-year old man from San Pedro as the pilot killed in a plane crash in Santa Susana Mountains, CA, near Porter Ranch. The wreckage of the crash of the small airplane and the man’s remains were found Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2019. The said man was identified as Daniel Louis Delane. He was pronounced dead shortly after the wreckage from the crash site was discovered at around 2:40 pm in a remote area about 2 miles north of Porter Ranch, CA. It was not known when the airplane that Delane was piloting crashed. Delane piloted a single engine, Chinese made Nanchang CJ-6 military trainer aircraft. The said aircraft had been previously reported as missing before it crashed, according to Federal Aviation Administration officer, Allen Kennitzer. It was not known how long the plane was missing before it was discovered that it had crashed. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Drones: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

You see them flying in parks and open areas, and they seem like harmless fun here in Southern California. Drones are the latest fad for engineer-minded folks who like building and flying machines. Until now, they have remained a niche hobby. But all that is poised to change. Drones are about to become a part of our daily lives, whether we are ready for them or not in San Diego. Read the rest »

Questions Raised Over Control Tower’s Role in Collision

San Diego Plane CrashFollowing Sunday’s deadly mid-air collision over Brown Field Municipal Airport that killed five people, authorities and investigators were informed that the control tower at the airstrip wasn’t occupied at the time of the crash. This meant that the pilots involved in the accident had to watch out for each other’s path, which is a dangerous way to fly. Read the rest »

Investigation into San Francisco Airplane Crash Raises Questions

The recent crash of a Boeing 777 prompted an investigation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other agencies. These investigations have raised several questions, including ones about the behavior of the pilots in the moments leading up to the crash.

The first stages of the investigation revealed that at the time of the crash, the Boeing 777 was flying 39 miles per hour below its target speed. Going too slowly is dangerous for planes in the air, which can stall at low speeds. The investigation also revealed that an alarm sounded four seconds before the crash, warning the pilots that the engines might stall. Read the rest »

Tragic Helicopter Crash Due to Pilot Texting

It was about two years ago that a medical helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed into the middle of a farm field near Mosby, Missouri that unfortunately killed 4 people: the pilot, a flight nurse, a flight paramedic, and the patient being transported.  After thorough investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came to a recent agreement that fatigue and distraction were the primary causes of this helicopter accident.

The 37-year-old pilot, James Freudenberg, only had five hours of sleep before his 12 hour shift that ended in tragedy.  Although Freudenberg was notified at the beginning of his shift that the helicopter was low on fuel, he disregarded fueling the helicopter and did not do appropriate flight checks until it was too late.  Evidence also showed that while Freudenberg was on the ground and during flight, he was constantly text messaging throughout his shift to an off-duty female co-worker/friend. Read the rest »

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