Lincoln, IL (March 4, 2020) – The identities of the three people killed in a small plane accident near Lincoln, Illinois early Tuesday morning, March 3rd. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at around 8:50 a.m. when the plane crashed onto I-55 SB, bursting into flames on impact. Officials reported that the small plane, a single-engine, four-seat Cessna 172, had departed from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Illinois before the accident.
Authorities have identified the deceased parties as Mitchell Janssen, 22, of Princeville, Illinois, Kevin Chapman, 30, of Urbana, Illinois, and Matthew Hanson, 33, of Pulaski, Wisconsin. The cause of the crash hasn’t been disclosed by local authorities.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress. No further updates have been provided.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Mitchell Janssen, Kevin Chapman, and Matthew Hanson at this time.
Deadly Plane Accidents in Illinois
Plane crashes involving smaller, private planes are more common than you may think. Somewhere in the world, one happens each hour, on average. Resulting injuries or fatalities are often the results of faulty maintenance, defective parts, design errors, or other forms of negligence.
Each day in the United States, there are an estimated three plane crashes each day. 48 more people were killed in plane accidents in 2018 than the previous year. In some cases, surviving family members can turn to a dependable Illinois wrongful death attorney to pursue lost compensation.
Losing a loved one in a crash is difficult, especially when it was due to the actions of a negligent party. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you determine who is liable for a devastating accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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