In late January a plane crashed in northern Louisiana, leaving four people dead. Officials are still working to determine the cause of the crash. The plane was en route to Monroe from Beaumont, Tex.
At about 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 a small plane went down near Monroe. Four people were dead, including the pilot, who was from Little Rock, Ark. Another victim hailed from Little Rock as well, while the two other victims were from the area where the plane crashed.
Witnesses say they saw the plane lose control and begin circling in the air before it crashed. They heard a loud noise, then saw the plane dive toward the ground, where it exploded.
The pilot sent an alert four minutes before the crash, alerting air traffic controllers that the plane’s landing gear was having problems.
Aviation accidents pose unique challenges to investigators because a great deal of the evidence, and thus information about the crash is destroyed on impact and lost. This can make it difficult to determine whether the accident was caused by faulty equipment, an error by the pilot or another factor.
If you or someone you love have been injured in an accident caused by an unsafe aircraft or operator, it is essential to contact someone who can help. Consider speaking with a personal injury attorney who has experience in aviation accident matters. He or she can investigate the remaining evidence and represent your interests in court, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries.
Source: WAFB, “Plane crash is north Louisiana leaves 4 dead,” Jan. 25, 2013