“We heard like a bomb, like a tremendous noise, and we went outside, and everything was on fire,” a neighbor told WSVN. The neighbor was referring to a plane crash that occurred on Monday, March 15, 2021, at around 3 p.m. – in which a small airplane crashed into an SUV on a residential street.
Tragically the collision killed three people, including both plane passengers and a young boy who was inside the SUV. The boy’s mother was injured but discharged from the hospital later in the day. According to The Guardian, the Beechcraft Bonanza plane was struggling to return to a South Florida airport and may have experienced mechanical issues.
A doorbell camera in the neighborhood recorded the entire incident, and footage shows the plane nose-diving into the SUV as the woman drives down the street. The plane also took out a power line when it crashed, and the wreckage burst into flames soon after the collision.
Although the Pembroke Pines Fire Chief believes mechanical failure may have been involved in the accident, officials with both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
A Disturbing Pattern
Coverage from WSVN reveals that crashes like this are becoming a pattern in the neighborhood near SW 72nd Avenue, SW 13th Street, and Pembroke Road:
“In the past 10 months, there have been five crashes around the airport. Four of those crashes were fatal, with a total of five deaths.”
One of those crashes was tied to a nearby flight school, and many of the previous crashes are still under investigation.
Who Is At Fault?
When planes crash into passenger vehicles, those on the roadway are never at fault. In some situations, the pilot may be liable for the accident, but in others, flight schools and even aircraft manufacturers may be to blame.
If you were injured or bereaved by a plane crash, the law is on your side, and so is our team at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC.
Call us at (866) 675-4427 or contact us online to discuss your legal options and start moving forward today – we are available 24/7 and offer free consultations.