Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pilot Dies in an Aviation Accident in West Fresno, California

A pilot has died after the small four-seater plane he was riding in crashed at West Fresno.

According to witnesses, a Cessna heading south came crashing down, took out multiple power lines and then furiously landed in a canal last February 5 at around 4 o’clock in the afternoon near Garfield and Barstow.

The Cessna pilot died in the crash. Investigation found out that the pilot was the only person on board. The identity of the pilot still remains undisclosed but his age was said to be in 40’s to 50’s.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s office asserts that the plane came from outside the vicinity and was flying over the Central Valley when the aviation accident occurred. One of the witnesses has said that there was a loud explosion before the Cessna lost its control.

The clipped power lines made it risky for the rescuers to respond at the accident until the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews arrived and fixed the power lines.

The rural area where the plane crashed in is surrounded by plenty of houses. Fortunately, the plane smashed into a canal and not into a house and no other person sustained personal injury.

Until present, the federal government is still trying to figure out in their investigation what had caused the Cessna to crash.

According to the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA), the Cessna is registered under a man from Walnut Creek. Records from the agency show that the said Cessna plane 172 is a single-engine plane with four-seating capacity and the same was manufactured in 1979.

Aviation accidents rarely happen but unfortunately, when it occurs, there is a huge possibility that all its passengers will be killed. In such incidents, personal injury lawyers are important.