It was a Sunday afternoon back at the beginning of August when a twin-engine Cessna airplane crashed near South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana [Source: Los Angeles Times]. The plane came down in the parking lot of a Staples store in the 3800 block of Bristol Street and collided with a vehicle. Thankfully, the owner of that vehicle had been inside the store shopping, however, officials did confirm that the five occupants inside the plane were dead. No other incidents were reported involving anyone else on the ground.
Witnesses told officials that they had seen the plane in the sky moments before it crashed and noticed that it had made a turn before it “suddenly began to dive into the shopping center.” Some witnesses were able to capture the moment before the plane went down and some recorded footage of the mangled plane after the impact. One witness who spoke with the news outlet said that they saw individuals running over to the plane wreck and that “it was so heartbreaking just seeing the plane crumbled in pieces.”
Some bystanders attempted to provide assistance to the victims of the crash but realized that it was far too difficult to get inside the aircraft. Shortly after, police and firefighters arrived at the scene. While it is still unclear what caused the pilot to crash, the source indicated that he declared an emergency before the vessel went down just a mile from John Wayne Airport. Police were able to determine that the plane is owned by Category III Aviation Corp., which is a real estate consulting firm in San Francisco and was headed to John Wayne Airport.
 
The source also highlighted that the Federal Aviation Administration will be in charge of investigating the accident and the National Transportation Safety Board will be working to determine the cause of the plane crash.
 
If you need help with determining who is liable for your unfortunate accident so that you can recoup the compensation you need, it is best you consult with an accident attorney in Los Angeles, CA.
In accidents such as these, determining fault often takes time. Police and other investigators must comb through all the evidence and facts from the accident and piece them together to make sense of the tragedy. The same sometimes applies to multi-vehicle car accidents and other types of serious incidents. It is important that fault is not only determined but is placed on the correct party. This way, a victim or the surviving family of someone who was killed can take the legal recourse they deem necessary to recover the compensation they might need to help cover the incurred expenses that arose from the accident.
So, if you recently lost someone in an accident in Los Angeles or you are a victim yourself, consider contacting the Los Angeles accident attorneys at The Ledger Law Firm today. Not only can they help clarify who the at-fault parties might be, but they can help you understand what steps need to be taken so that you are properly compensated for your loss or injury. To have your case evaluated for free, visit or call The Ledger Law Firm today at:
 
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