Two People Died In Plane Crash Near Westchester County Airport In White Plains
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK (January 22, 2022) – Two people died in single-engine plane crash not far from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains.
White Plains police officials are saying that the collision took place around 4:58 p.m. on Thursday. A single-engine Beechcraft A36 took off from the John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The pilot reported engine problems and said he was low on oil pressure. The plane crashed about 1 mile from the Westchester County Airport in White Plains.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision to help the victims. Sadly, the pilot and a passenger were both pronounced dead.
Liability For White Plains Plane Crashes
The vast majority of plane crashes that occur every year take place in private aviation. Small plains tend to lack the safety features and redundancies that commercial aircraft have. According to the National Safety Council, “The number of civil aviation deaths decreased from 452 in 2019 to 349 in 2020. All but one of the 349 deaths in 2020 were onboard fatalities. None of these deaths involved a commercial airline.” There are a number of steps that should be taken to help prevent plane crashes.
- Aircraft should be well maintained.
- Aircraft should be regularly inspected.
- Aircraft should be on a full tank before each flight.
Depending on the facts of any case, the company responsible for maintaining a plane could be liable for a crash. Planes must be well-maintained to fly properly. The family of any person that died in a plane crash may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Plane Crash
Do you need more information about a White Plains plane crash? Our team of aviation safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.