On Friday, July 17, a Cessna was reported missing outside Juneau, Alaska. Later the police received a call from a passenger saying they had been involved in a plane crash. The plane was set to fly from Juneau to Hoonah, Alaska. Rugged terrain and poor weather made it difficult for authorities to find a helicopter for their operations. A cutter and a helicopter were sent by the coast guard to search an area 18 miles west of Juneau. One passenger was found dead and four others were badly injured. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.
Report taken from Webcenter 11 on July 17.
Safety Tips for Avoiding Airplane Crashes
Although the Juneau plane crash was unexpected and tragic, there are ways to prevent such a thing from happening. When flying aircraft, take weather forecasts and reports very seriously.
Do not “brave” the elements because the result can be fatal. Make sure your pilot has experience and make sure the company you are flying with is thorough in their pre-flight inspections. All-in-all, follow your instincts and do not put yourself in a situation that you feel is dangerous.
An airplane collision is almost always fatal. If you or a loved one have survived a plane crash or if you have a loved one who did not survive, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and emotional distress. Contact a personal injury attorney today.