RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (February 27, 2017) – Danuta Hijazi, a 67 year old woman, has been identified as one of the three victims killed in a small plane crash on Monday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
The small plane, described as a twin engine Cessna 310, had just taken off from the Riverside Municipal Airport on Monday around 4:40 p.m. The occupants had just come back from attending a cheer leading competition at Disneyland’s California Adventure theme park. Shortly after takeoff, the plane began experiencing difficulties, and crashed into a home off Rhonda Road.
Three people inside the plane were tragically killed in the accident. One has been identified as 67-year-old Danuta Hijazi, also known as Dana. Dana was on board the plane with her husband Nouri, who was piloting the aircraft, their daughter Stacey Pierce, and their friends Sylvia Farelas and Adine Farelas. Nouri Hijazi was also killed in the crash, as was 22-year-old Adine Farelas. Stacey Pierce and Sylvia Farelas both survived the crash and are in critical condition at local hospitals. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Riverside, San Jose, Los Angeles, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.