One person is dead after a small charter plane crashed into a building near Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix on Wednesday, August 4, CNN reports. Eye witnesses in the area said they saw the plane take off, loop around and nose dive into a building that housed a pest control business. They also said that black smoke could be seen coming from the Cirrus SR22 single engine aircraft. Nobody on the ground was injured and other businesses in the area had begun evacuation procedures.
Ground crews believe that the pilot was the only fatality in this tragic crash. However, until the tail number of the plane is recovered, which will allow officials to determine the number of occupants on the plane, there is still speculation. The pilot’s identity was not been released. Firefighters were seen trying to put out the fire as the plane was immediately engulfed in flames upon coming into contact with the building. Officials are also saying that the clean-up will involve Hazmat as there are a number of fiberglass particles strewn about the crash site.
Plane crashes, no matter where they occur or how many people are on board, are tragic events that often result in serious injury or death. While flying is said to be one of the safest methods of travel, defective parts, pilot mistakes, air traffic control error and dangerous weather conditions can all play a crucial role in an airplane crash.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or if you have lost a loved one in an Arizona plane crash, you deserve to have your rights protected and obtain compensation from negligent parties. While no amount of monetary compensation will turn back the clock, the experienced Phoenix plane accident attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. can help make the healing process a little easier. Our attorneys will explain your rights and your best courses of action so that you can make the best decision for you and your family. Contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today at (602) 978-6400.