Lincoln, IL (March 3, 2020) – Early Tuesday morning, March 3rd, three people were killed after a small plane crashed near Lincoln, Illinois. At around 8:49 a.m., a single-engine, four-seat Cessna 172 crashed onto the southbound lanes of I-55. Authorities have not yet indicated the origin of the flight or to where it was traveling.
The cause of the crash is unknown. The plane engulfed into flames when it made contact with the ground. The identities of the deceased parties have not been made public. Authorities are notifying the family members about the crash.
Multiple emergency crews and state agencies responded to the crash. An ongoing investigation is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Airplane Crashes in Illinois
From 2013 to 2015, 703 small or private general aviation aircraft crashed in the United States. These collisions resulted in nearly 1,000 deaths. General aviation faces far fewer regulations than commercial flights, meaning that there is greater room for error.
A majority of crashes are caused by pilot error or inexperience. The National Transportation Safety Board often manages the investigation into these cases, which is cause for concern, considering that this agency could be held potentially liable for the accident. Injured parties should work with a qualified Illinois aviation crash attorney with experience handling claims involving plane crashes.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has years of experience handling an array of personal injury claims, including those involving airplane accidents. It’s important to us that victims and their loved ones are able to bring a negligent party to justice. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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