Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have begun their investigation into the October 19, 2021 McDonnell Douglas MD-87 plane crash west of Houston, Texas. During the crash, the plane failed to takeoff and went off the runway and through a fence at the airport.
The NTSB is given authority by Congress to investigate all plane crashes in the United States. Although the team has begun collecting facts the day after the violent crash occurred, it is a process that often takes 12 – 18 months to complete. Presently the investigation team is on site at the crash and collecting information to help determine the likely cause of the incident. In addition to gathering physical evidence from the crash site, such as pilot logs or maintenance materials, the team will also likely interview both passengers and witnesses. Once the investigation is complete, a final report will be released.
Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York. We have handled numerous cases involving the failure of necessary equipment on a plane or helicopter in both federal and state court across the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience in plane and helicopter crash litigation and the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured in a plane or helicopter crash. The experienced aviation attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a crash. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.