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HARRISBURG: John “Brendan” Zitting Killed in Aviation Accident in Oregon

“Family Killed in Plane Crash”

HARRISBURG, OREGON (April 10, 2017) – 17 year old John Zitting was tragically killed in a small plane crash on Friday morning near Harrisburg, along with his mother and father, according to a local news source. (map)

The small plane was traveling from Van Nuys airport to Eugene, Oregon, where John and his parents were intending to tour the University of Oregon, where John was interested in attending. The family of three from Thousand Oaks, California hired pilot Mark Aletky to fly them there in a 1984 Piper PA-46-310P. Around 11:00 am, the small plane crashed in a field near Harrisburg, Oregon, for an unknown reason.

All four people on board the plane were tragically killed in the accident. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities, and by the FAA and the NTSB. Weather conditions at the time were described as severe, and witnesses say they saw the plane flying north before it abruptly turned and crashed into the field.

“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.”

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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