Two People Injured In Lincoln Plane Crash Near Church

Two People Injured In Lincoln Piper Plane Crash By Open Arms Church

Two People Injured In Lincoln Plane Crash Near Church

LINCOLN, ILLINOIS (April 1, 2023) – Two people were injured in a Lincoln Piper plane crash by the Open Arms church not far from the Lincoln Christian University.

Lincoln police officials are saying that the plane crash took place around 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday. A fixed wing Piper plane crash landed on grass near parking spots.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the crash in order to help the victims. Both were taken to Springfield Hospital in order to receive treatment.

The two people in the plane were identified as a licensed pilot and a flight instructor. A full investigation into the collision remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Lincoln Plane Crashes

Commercial aircraft tend to be very safe. There are many years where there are no fatalities in United States based commercial aviation. The vast majority of plane crashes take place in private aviation.  Smaller planes tend to lack many of the redundancies found in commercial planes such as dual engines. There are a number of factors that could contribute to any plane crash.

  • Mechanical malfunctions
  • Air traffic controller negligence
  • Aircraft design defects
  • Improper aircraft maintenance

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. Many design defects can cause the engine of a smaller plane to stall unexpectedly. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any plane crash.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

Any person that is injured in a plane crash may have legal recourse through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a plane crash. It is important that all evidence is properly preserved after any accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability for any crash.

Investigating An Illinois Plane Crashes

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the two people injured in this Lincoln plane crash. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators. It is our hope that the two victims will be able to make a full recovery.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Lincoln plane crash? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of aviation safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights an that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of help after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.