Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca Killed In Centralia Plane Crash
Wrongful Death - July 26, 2022
Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca, of Lacon, Died In Centralia Plane Crash After The Single-Engine Aircraft Went Down Into A Swimming Pool
CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS (July 26, 2022) – A woman identified as Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca was killed in a Centralia plane crash not far from the Centralia Municipal Airport.
Marion County officials are saying that the crash took place on Saturday. Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca was a passenger in a Beech BE35 that went down for unknown reasons.
The single-engine plane crash landed into a swimming pool on Woods Lane. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help all of the victims.
Despite life-saving measures, Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca was pronounced dead at the scene. The pilot was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the National Transportation Safety Board are currently conducting an investigation into what may have caused the plane crash.
Liability In Centralia Plane Crashes
The vast majority of plane crashes take place in private aviation. Commercial flights tend to have a number of safety features that simply are not there for smaller planes. For example, commercial aircraft often have two engines. Even if one engine goes out, the plane can still temporarily fly. Commercial aircraft also have at least two pilots. The take-off and landing phase tend to be the most dangerous parts of any flight. There are numerous factors that could potentially contribute to any plane crash.
- Inclement weather
- Pilot error
- Mechanical failure
- Improper plane maintenance
There could be numerous liable parties for any plane crash. However, pilot error is one of the leading causes of plane crashes. Pilot error could come in many forms. A pilot may have failed to perform pre-flight safety checks which could have prevented a crash. They could also have made unsafe maneuvers during the flight. However, most plane crashes occur during the take-off and landing phase. When a plane has to make an emergency landing, this is often due to mechanical issues that the pilot had no control over.
If a plane or its component parts malfunctioned prior to a crash, this could form the basis of a product liability claim. Plane manufacturers have a legal obligation to make products that are reasonably safe. They can be liable for design, manufacturing and marketing defects associated with their products. for example, a plane’s engine could have stalled because it was not built according to specifications. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any plane crash.
- Photos of the crash site should be taken.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- The plane’s black box should be reviewed.
The family of any victim that died in a plane crash may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. But in order to win any civil claim, plaintiffs must be able to demonstrate negligence. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Centralia Plane Crash
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Cheryl Monserat-LaGreca. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the FAA or NTSB. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar tragedies.
Do you need more information about a Centralia plane crash? Our team of aviation safety experts are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.