5 Canadians that left an Ontario airport killed in small-plane crash in Nashville

An investigation in Nashville, Tennessee confirmed today that 5 Canadians (2 adults and 3 children) are dead after a horrific single-engine plane crash. The airplane they were travelling in crashed near downtown Nashville on Monday evening after the pilot contacted air traffic controllers reporting that his engine had shut down. Officials from Metro Nashville Police indicated that the control tower granted permission for an emergency landing at John C. Tune Airport but the pilot advised the aircraft would not be able to make it to the runway. The aircraft then crashed along a stretch of Interstate 40 behind a Costco store and subsequently erupted into flames after the crash. CBC news reported that according to FlightAware, the aircraft took off from Milton, Ontario.

The plane was reportedly a Piper PA-32R and was registered in Ontario according to Canada’s civil aircraft registry. It’s also been reported that the pilot made several stops prior to the crash for refueling purposes. Given that the investigation is still in it’s early stages, a lot of conclusions are yet to be made.

Complexities of Airplane Accidents

At HSH, our airplane accident lawyers have significant experience in navigating the complexities of insurance issues that arise following air travel accidents. Our airplane accident practice group is led by Paul Miller who was also co-lead for the victims of the 2005 Air France crash at Pearson International Airport in Toronto as well as Valerie Lord, who was a passenger on that flight. HSH has also helped victims who were involved in airplane accidents on Ethiopian Airlines, Fly Jamaica and Ukrainian Airlines.

These types of cases can be very complex as this area of law deals with personal injuries, manufacturer product liability, mass tort law and damages due to negligence. Our team can help answer your questions on how to best proceed with these types of claims. Contact us for legal help.

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