Airplane Crashes Near Ohio Home Killing One | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The Associated Press has reported that on December 21, 2008 a small airplane hit a flag pole and crashed on the front lawn of a vacant Ohio home, killing the pilot.  The crash sparked a fire that damaged the garage of the house which was in foreclosure.  No one on the ground suffered personal injuries.  There were no passengers in the airplane that crashed, a Piper Saratoga.  Airport spokespersons said the pilot was attempting to land at Akron-Canton Airport which is about two miles from the house where the airplane accident occurred.

The plane went down in a residential neighborhood surrounded by farm land.  Early reports indicate that the airplane that crashed took off from somewhere in Pennsylvania.  Witnesses told officials that they heard what sounded like an engine sputtering before the airplane crash. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident.  Its report is not due for several months.

Airplane/aircraft accidents like these highlight the need for experienced aircraft/airplane/aviation attorneys.  Our Virginia based aviation accident attorneys have the experience necessary to find the truth and obtain maximum compensation for personal injury/wrongful death victims of airplane crashes, whether in Virginia (VA), North Carolina (NC) or beyond.  Contact us immediately as evidence must be secured, investigated and analyzed quickly before it is destroyed, changed or altered forever.


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