Plane Misses Runway, Ends Up on North Side Street

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Planes don’t have to crash for a person to sustain an injury.


Plane Attempting to Land On Private Runway Ends Up on a North Side Street

According to a KSAT News report, a small plane missed the runway and landed on a San Antonio street this week.

Police reported the accident occurred in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 14th, on the 600 Block of Hiemer on the North Side of San Antonio. A plane was apparently attempting to land at a nearby private runway at Twin Oaks Airport. It did not completely stop on the runway, ending up coming to a stop on the North Side street. There were two people in the plane at the time of the accident, and no one was reported injured. NTSB arrived at the scene and began conducting an investigation, and the report mentioned that engine failure was not evident.

Did You Know?

80% of all aviation accidents can be attributed to human error.

I Was Injured on a Private Plane in San Antonio — Can I Sue?

When you think of being injured in an aviation accident, a dramatic scene of a plane spiraling down through the air with engines ablaze is probably what comes to mind. However, injuries on airplanes are often much less dramatic and quite frequent, while plane crashes are very rare.

It is far more common to be injured in flight, and if negligence contributed to this injury, you may be eligible for compensation.

Common In-Flight Injuries on Private Planes

The most common ways people are injured in flight include:

  • Falling Luggage — Improperly secured luggage can fall and injure passengers and flight attendants due to poor flying or turbulence.
  • Rolling Carts — Improperly secured carts can injure passengers by striking them, commonly resulting in elbow or leg/foot injuries.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents — Debris, spills, and unexpected turbulence can lead to slip and fall accidents, which often result in back, hip, and head injuries.
  • Severe Turbulence — If passengers and staff are not properly warned to buckle up because of severe turbulence, they can suffer serious injuries.

Suing for a Private Plane Injury

While private pilots do not have the same strict regulations as commercial airline pilots, they are expected by law to exercise due diligence and reasonable care to prevent an accident or injury. This is known as the common negligence standard. Private pilots are expected to be just as knowledgeable and skilled as commercial pilots, so in the event of an injury, their actions would be compared to the standard of how a reasonable pilot would have acted in the same scenario.

If it is found that the pilot was negligent and you were injured as a direct result of their negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If you are injured on a private plane, even if it didn’t crash, securing an aviation accident attorney is critical to protect your claim.

Aviation Accident Attorneys Serving San Antonio

Private plane accidents are more complicated than commercial airline accidents. Investigations are more difficult, pilots may not have proper liability insurance, manufacturers may be shielded from liability, and other complications may arise that make securing compensation difficult. We can help with that.

Carabin Shaw has been serving those injured in aviation accidents across Texas for over 30 years. We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. Call our team to schedule your initial consultation with our aviation accident attorneys for free today at 800-862-1260, or use the live chat to get started. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report


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