EDGEWATER, FLORIDA (April 8, 2017) – Two pilots were killed when their planes collided in mid air above Interstate 95 on Saturday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened just before 9:00 am. Four to six planes were reportedly flying in a formation for an unknown reason when two of the planes collided just as they passed over Interstate 95. The two planes, identified as a Cessna 170 and a Grumman American AA5B , both crashed into a field about a mile away from Interstate 95.
The two pilots, identified as 66 year old Anne Edmonson, and 57 year old Gary Somerton, were both killed in the accident. The NTSB and the FAA are both investigating, but initial reports indicate no obvious signs of mechanical failure at this time. The accident remains under open investigation at this time.
“The NTSB investigates every aviation accident in the country. We subscribe to their service and are aware of every accident, and have an intimate knowledge of the many causes of aircraft crashes. We are experts in this area,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. Lexton Law Firm handles aviation cases all over the country, and is a leading expert in aviation crashes.
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 864-6664. We are here to help you.