Cessna 172 Crash in Volusia County, Florida

by | Feb 18, 2024 | Aviation Accident, Personal Injury

A small plane crashed in Volusia County, Florida on February 16, 2024.  The plane, a Cessna 172, crashed into the woods in Lake George State Forest.  Reports indicate the plane lost power prior to the crash.  Two people on board were hospitalized with injuries.  The crash remains under investigation.

Losing power during flight is a critical and dangerous situation for any small plane, potentially leading to emergency landings or, in the worst cases, accidents. Several factors can contribute to this perilous scenario, including fuel starvation, mechanical failures, and issues with the plane’s electrical system. Fuel starvation, where the engine does not receive enough fuel to operate, can be caused by leaks, contamination, or mismanagement of fuel by the pilot. Mechanical failures, such as issues with the engine’s components or failure of the ignition system, directly impact the plane’s ability to maintain power. Additionally, problems with the electrical system, which may affect the operation of fuel pumps and ignition systems, can also lead to a sudden loss of power. These incidents not only pose immediate risks to the safety of those on board but also highlight the importance of rigorous maintenance and thorough pre-flight checks.

For victims of small plane accidents caused by power loss during flight, engaging with a personal injury law firm that specializes in aviation accidents is crucial. These law firms possess the expertise to investigate the complex causes behind such incidents, including examining maintenance records, pilot actions, and the aircraft’s mechanical condition prior to the flight. By doing so, they can identify negligence or lapses in safety protocols, holding responsible parties accountable. Personal injury law firms play a vital role in securing compensation for the injured parties, covering medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Their advocacy also contributes to enhancing aviation safety standards, ensuring that such accidents are thoroughly investigated and that future incidents are prevented through more stringent safety measures and practices.

There have been a number of recent plane crashes in 2022.  There was a small plane crash in Webb County, Texas on January 29, 2024.  A Beechcraft Bonanza V35 crashed into a mobile home park in Clearwater, Florida on February 1, 2024.  A Cessna C-150 made an emergency landing in Parkland, Florida on February 1, 2024.  Two Jet Blue planes collided in Boston, Massachusetts on February 7, 2024.  A Bombardier Challenger 600 jet crashed in Naples, Florida on February 9, 2024.  A Beechjet 400A crashed while attempting to take off in Bentonville, Arkansas on February 14, 2024.

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.  When it comes to aviation, safety must come first.  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.