December 20, 2011
A plane crash Monday night in northeastern Brazos County, Texas, killed all five people aboard the aircraft. According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution , The Piper Saratoga aircraft crashed just before 10:00 PM in a field north of Bryan-College Station, Texas.
Investigators say the flight originated in Atlanta, Georgia, and stopped in Jackson, Mississippi, on its way to Waco, Texas. Severe storms, including heavy rain and lightning, were rolling through the area at the time of the accident and investigators are still working to determine if weather may have played a role in the crash.
Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did confirm today though that all those aboard the plane were related to one another. The 33-year-old pilot, his 34-year-old wife and older brother, along with his young son and teenage daughter were all killed instantly in the crash.
FAA statistics show that it is much more dangerous to fly in small planes than it is large commercial airliners. The FAA reports that there were 20 aircraft crashes in the state of Texas in 2008. Of those crashes more than 95 percent involved single engine aircraft.
The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers understand the dangers these aircraft can pose. We know that often, mechanical failure is at the heart of the accident. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a plane crash that was caused by negligence, contact us today to discuss your case.