Springfield, IL (January 29, 2020) – Authorities in Sangamon County, Illinois responded to a fatal plane crash Tuesday afternoon, January 28th. Three people and one dog were killed in the accident. Multiple sources have reported that two of the deceased parties were Frank and Cinda Edwards.
Local authorities confirmed that the twin-engine Piper Aerostar crashed at around 3 p.m. in a field located in unincorporated Sangamon County between Springfield, Illinois and Rochester, Illinois. The plane was reportedly heading to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The identity of the third deceased victim isn’t known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently being handled by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Frank Edwards, Cinda Edwards, and the other deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Plane Crashes
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are three small plane crashes each day across the United States. Statistics show that deadly plane crashes are on the rise. There were 46 more fatalities in 2018 related to small plane collisions than the previous year.
Plane crashes are caused by a multitude of reasons. Some of the leading contributors are pilot error or design defects in the aircraft. In some cases, surviving family members of deceased victims can pursue lost compensation for damages associated with the accident.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We understand that losing a loved one is a difficult time, and we’re here to help. Discuss your case with an Illinois wrongful death lawyer by giving us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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