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HARRISBURG: John A. Zitting Dead after Small Plane Crash near Eugene

“Aviation Accident”

HARRISBURG, OREGON (April 10, 2017) – John A. Zitting has been identified as one of the four victims killed in a plane crash on Friday morning, according to a local news source. (map)

The small plane took off from the Van Nuys airport and was en route to Eugene, Oregon, carrying 42 year old John Zitting, his wife Karen, and their son John, as well as pilot Mark Aletky. The plane, a single engine Piper PA-46-310P, crashed around 11:00 am in a field near an airport two miles north of Harrisburg in Oregon, for an unknown reason. Weather conditions at the scene were described as brutal, with witnesses saying the plane was seen flying north at a low altitude before abruptly turning and crashing into the field.

John Zitting, Karen Zitting, John Zitting, and pilot Mark Aletky were all tragically pronounced deaDDd at the scene as a result of the accident. The FAA and the NTSB are both on scene and assisting in the investigation into what caused the plane to crash.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

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) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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