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Six people died in a fatal plane crash near Shannon Airport in Fredricksburg, Virginia.
FREDRICKSBURG: Six Killed in Small Plane Accident near Shannon Airport

“Investigation Ongoing”

FREDRICKSBURG, VIRGINIA (February 24, 2017) – All six victims of a fatal plane crash on Friday afternoon near the Shannon Airport have been identified, according to a local news source. (map)

The 1969 Beech 95-B55 twin engine airplane had taken off from Louisville early Friday morning and was attempting to land at the Shannon Airport around 12:30 p.m. The plane touched down about halfway down the runway, before the pilot attempted to abort the landing for an unknown reason. The plane attempted to take off again, turning and climbing into the air, before crashing in a nearby stand of trees and catching on fire.

All six people on board the plane were tragically killed in the accident. The pilot of the plane has been identified as 64-year-old William C. Hamerstadt. Also on board were 73-year-old Robert D. Ross, 52-year-old Lisa K. Borinstein, 19-year-old Luke J. Borinstein, 15-year-old Emma R. Borinstein, and 15-year-old Maren Timmermann. The plane’s owner was reportedly Robert D. Ross. The cause of the tragic accident is still under 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.

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. 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.


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