The wreckage of the recent aviation accident involving a small plane and a tour helicopter that took place on Saturday, August 8, 2009, is anticipated to be fully excavated in the very near future. The crash tragically killed nine people. According to an article, transportation-safety officials hope the plane can be retrieved out of the Hudson River by divers relatively soon. Strong tides, low-visibility, and the plane being heavy and water-logged, have all created a great challenge for its retrieval.
Our hearts go out to the families of those who died in this unfortunate incident and we hope that the cause of the accident is revealed in a timely manner. Law enforcement officials in Hoboken New Jersey are reported to be examining the remains of the helicopter wreckage already excavated from the Hudson River.
The NTSA has issued more than 50 recommendations to improve safety in the air-tour industry to improve overall aviation safety, however, according to an NTSA representative, “…the FAA hasn’t acted on many of the recommendations…the fact that we are here today shows that there is a lot of work that needs to be done.”
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing, with particular attention being given to a series of communications that took place just before the accident.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, our experienced New Jersey wrongful death lawyers understand the painful challenge a family must endure after losing a loved one in a tragic accident, whether it is an aviation accident, an auto accident, or a construction accident. As the relative of a wrongful death victim in New Jersey who died due to the negligence of another party, you have rights that entitle you to compensation for your loss. Contact Lependorf & Silverstein today for a free consultation of your wrongful death case.