Aviation accidents aren’t as common as car crashes or other kinds of incidents, but when they do happen, they tend to lead to fatalities. When they do, it’s important that the victims’ families understand their right to compensation and support at such a difficult time in their lives.

Usually, companies can be held liable for their pilot’s actions. If there are defects in a plane, then it may be mechanics or a manufacturer who’s responsible for the injuries or deaths that occurred. That’s what will need to be considered in this case in West Texas.

According to the news story, three people were killed at around 6:00 a.m., when the plane they were riding in disappeared from air traffic control’s radar system. The plane had been on the way to Abilene Regional Airport when the pilot reported having electrical problems. The plane crashed, leading to the deaths of everyone on board. The plane was located shortly thereafter near Lake Coleman.

Now, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the collision and what may have caused the plane’s electrical system to become defective.

Crash deaths or injuries can’t be ignored

When a plane crashes, there can be multiple parties who are liable. From a crew member who makes a mistake to manufacturing defects that led to overheating or sheered electrical wires, simple errors can lead to fatal or serious injuries. If people are hurt or killed in plane crashes, then they or their loved ones should be able to pursue compensation from the airline, manufacturer or other parties involved in the case. Your attorney can talk to you about all the people who may be held liable if this happens to you or someone you love.