A small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Yorba Linda killing the pilot and four people in the home. According to news reports, the Cessna 414A went down the afternoon of Feb. 3. The twin-engine plane was seen disintegrating in the air and crashing into a two-story home in the 19000 block of Crestknoll Drive that went up in flames.
A firefighter suffered an ankle injury, officials said. In addition to the four residents in the home, two others suffered mild to moderate burn injuries. The aircraft had taken off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport. It is not clear what might have caused the plane to crash or if there were any passengers on board at the time. Neighbors said it felt as if a bomb went off and as if there was an earthquake. The investigation is ongoing.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of those who were killed in this horrific plane crash. We also wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep everyone who was affected in your thoughts and prayers.
What Caused This Accident?
Based on this news report, details are scarce. It is still not clear what caused this small aircraft to crash into the Yorba Linda home. There are a number of questions here. What caused this plane crash? Was there some type of mechanical issue with the plane? Did a defective part cause this crash? Did pilot negligence, error or inexperience cause this crash? Who owned the aircraft? These are just some of the questions that must be asked and answered in such cases.
In such cases, depending on the nature and circumstances of the crash, the pilot and/or the plane’s owner can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. If a faulty part or defective aircraft manufacturing caused or contributed to the crash, then the manufacturer of the aircraft and/or the defective part can be held responsible.
In these cases, investigations could take several months to be completed. Injured victims and those who have lost loved ones would be well advised to contact an experienced Orange County aviation accident lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected.