Fort Lauderdale, FL (December 2, 2018) - Two people died following a small airplane crash in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, December 1st. The crash took place near the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.
According to Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Steven Gollan, the plane was a Cessna 335 and both people that died in the crash were aboard the airplane. The plane crashed through the roof of a therapy center for autistic children. There were eight teachers and five children inside the building when the crash occurred. One teacher suffered minor injuries while evacuating children from the building but no one else inside was hurt.
The two airplane passengers have not been identified. The cause of the crash has not been revealed and an investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.
Travel by airplane remains a mostly safe method of transportation. Small aircraft crashes, however, are somewhat common across our state. When an aircraft crash occurs the resulting damage is usually catastrophic. Our condolences go out to the families of both passengers who lost their lives in this tragic incident.
Investigators will work carefully to determine the cause of the crash. In cases where mechanical failure or equipment defect caused the crash, a third-party may be responsible for the damages suffered in the incident.
At Rubenstein Law, our Florida personal injury attorneys have experience assisting those affected by aviation accidents. These cases involve complicated issues that require the use of experts and other witnesses in order to put together a compelling case. If you or a loved one have been affected by an aviation or other complex transportation accident, we can help. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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