Goodyear, AZ – UPDATE: Pilot Killed in Plane Crash at Estrella Pkwy & Vineyard Rd
Goodyear, AZ (December 22, 2019) – Emergency crews say that a small plane crash in Goodyear left one person dead on Saturday night.
Initial reports indicated that officials in Goodyear located the downed aircraft in the area of Estrella Parkway and Vineyard Road, one mile south of Phoenix Goodyear Airport and that at least one person suffered serious injuries. Now, authorities say that they have confirmed that one person is dead.
Fire Chief Bryan Duell of the Goodyear Fire Department said that crews found the single-engine Cessna 182 aircraft lying on its roof. It appears that the pilot died and that at least one other person was injured after the plane went down near several high-voltage power lines.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane was heading to Phoenix Goodyear Airport, located near Litchfield and Yuma Roads when it crashed as a result of unknown circumstances. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time in hopes of a full recovery.
Airplane Crashes in Arizona
Only one fatal accident occurs in every three million flights, according to a report from the Aviation Safety Network. Injuries and crashes involving small aircraft, however, are more common and may occur due to pilot error, faulty equipment or inclement weather conditions.
Though these airplane accidents are rare, they are often traumatic for victims and their families. From emotional trauma and long-term physical problems to fatal injuries, victims suffer greatly in the aftermath of airplane crashes. If you’ve been injured in a plane crash, you should contact a personal injury attorney to review your options.
At ELG Law, our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after a serious accident. Our experienced, highly-skilled attorneys have spent years fighting for victims and their families and are ready to help you today. Contact us to set up your free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.