Sandy Ridge, PA (May 2, 2019) – Crews received a call on Wednesday that a single-engine plane crashed in Centre County. Police started their search in the early afternoon hours. Within hours, the plane was found and police stated that multiple parties lost their lives in the accident.
The call came in when a witness allegedly saw a low-flying plane over an area of state-owned game land. The resident then heard what they thought sounded like an explosion only moments after seeing the plane.
Numerous fire and rescue teams were called to the scene of the accident but there was heavy fog in the area so it was not so easy to see. The plane was quickly discovered and it was found that multiple people lost their lives. Police have not yet confirmed how many or identified the victims.
The plane had allegedly taken off from University Park Airport and was headed to Vermont at the time.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident continues.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims involved in this accident, with hopes that they will find peace and comfort at this time.
Though plane accidents do not happen as frequently as other types of accidents, with only hundreds happening over a span of a few years, they tend to be some of the most injurious and fatal accidents involving modes of transportation in Pennsylvania. Many of these accidents happen for common reasons, such as pilot error, mechanical failure, weather-related issues, and sabotage among many other reasons. If you have lost somebody close to you in a fatal plane crash, you might have rights to compensation during this challenging time.
Our accident attorneys at Edelstein, Martin & Nelson are highly skilled at helping the victims of serious accidents move forward after they have suffered the most critical losses. While it can be difficult to find the positivity in a situation where you have lost a loved one, an attorney can help you through the most difficult aspects of your case. We are here for you 24/7 and will help you every step of the way. Please contact us for more information at 215-731-9900.