Recently, three students and a flight instructor from the Florida Institute of Technology died as a result of a plane crash. The plane was reportedly malfunctioning at take off from the Palm Beach International Airport, but the flight instructor never reported a distress call.
Early indications point to engine failure as a result of the crash, however, a certain cause for the crash is not expected until the investigation is complete six months from now.
Three of the victims died at the scene and another died in route to a hospital. It is believed that once the plane made impact, there was an explosion, and the victims burned inside the plane. Autopsies are expected to be performed on the victims.
There may be wrongful death, negligence, and negligent infliction of emotional distress causes of action for each victim’s family. More facts would be needed to support these legal claims. If you or a family member have been in an aviation or automobile accident and believe there is a party at fault, contact my office at your earliest convenience.
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