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Small Plane Crashes in the Everglades

January 30, 2023
Injury in the News

NTSB Investigating South Florida Airplane Accident

A small plane crashed in the Everglades in November of 2022, according to officials. The two people aboard managed to walk away without injuries. Reports indicate that the aircraft crashed around 15 miles away from the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.

At Mase Seitz Briggs, we represent individuals who have been injured in accidents throughout Miami and South Florida. While it is unclear what caused this small aircraft to go down, injured parties in other aviation disasters may be entitled to sue the manufacturer, plane owner, or pilot—depending on the cause of the accident. 

If you have been injured in an aviation accident, contact our office at (305) 487-8863 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

Small Aircraft Crashes in Everglades

According to CBS Miami, the small plane crashed in the west Miami-Dade area. The two people aboard were able to escape the impact unscathed, as reported by the Miami-Dade Police Department. 

News video captured the plane flipped over in a field in the Everglades. The aircraft has been identified as a “Soviet-era-dual-winged AN-2.” The crash is currently being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

The accident, which happened at around 1:30 pm on November 14, 2022, occurred about15 miles to the west of the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. The small General Aviation Airport serves as a reliever for nearby Miami International Airport. It is fitted for most aircraft with “one of the longest general aviation runways in the country.”

Aviation Accident Injuries

In this instance, the survivors of the plane crash were able to walk away uninjured, but that is not always the case. Aviation accidents can often result in serious, life-threatening injuries or death. 

Common injuries in airplane crashes:

  • Amputations
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

If you are involved in an airplane accident, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights, including whether you are eligible to file a claim for damages against a liable party. 

Small Planes and Accident Rates

Studies show that small planes are more prone to accidents and have a higher fatality rate compared to their larger counterparts. Executive Flyers reports that the reasons small aircraft are more likely to be involved in crashes include pilot error, fewer redundancies, susceptibility to wake turbulence, and heightened challenges in inclement weather.

Involved in an Airplane Crash? Contact Our Office for a Free Consultation.

Were you or a loved one involved in an airplane crash in Miami or the surrounding areas? Contact our office at (305) 487-8863 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Get the legal representation you need and deserve.

At Mase Mebane Seitz, we have represented thousands of clients, recovering millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on their behalf. Our legal team is well-versed in handling complex litigation and high-profile cases. Call our office today to speak directly with an experienced attorney. Matters are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless we win.

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