Sources say after the plane took off, one of the doors on the plane came off and hit the plane’s wing. The plane then crashed into trees and caught fire.
A few firefighters who were off duty and hunting in the same woods where the plane crashed, ran to the scene to help. When they got there, resort security was already helping one of the victims who crawled out from the crash. He was flown to Mercy Hospital with severe burn injuries where he later died.
The two other victims on the plane were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine the cause of the crash.
The resort’s runway is 3,845 feet long and is a restricted-use airstrip used for takeoffs and landings. This means that pilots use this runway at their own risk. They reserve the use by contacting the resort’s security department.
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Plane crashes are beginning to become a more common occurrence than ever before. Sadly, these accidents are almost always fatal. When someone loses a loved one in a plane crash, they may have a lot of questions as to what happened. Could the crash have been avoided? Did the pilot make an error? Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney can help you find some resolution after a tragedy such as this. Filing a wrongful death claim will not fill the void that is left when a loved one dies, however, it can result in much needed compensation for the family.