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HARRISBURG: Karen Blackmore Zitting Killed in Piper Plane Crash

“Investigation Ongoing”

HARRISBURG, OREGON (April 10, 2017) – Karen Blackmore Zitting was tragically identified as one of the four people killed when a Piper single engine plane crashed on Friday morning, according to a local news source. (map)

Karen Zitting, a 37 year old woman, was traveling in the small plane along with her husband, John Zitting, their 17 year old son John Zitting, and pilot Mark Aletky. The Thousand Oaks family was traveling from the Van Nuys Airport to Eugene, Oregon. They were on their way to tour the University of Oregon campus, which 17 year old John Zitting was interested in attending. Around 11:00 am, the small plane crashed in a field near Harrisburg Oregon, for an unknown reason.

All four people on board were sadly pronounced dead as a result of the accident. The pilot, 67 year old Mark Aletky, was an experienced pilot that had decades of experience and had recently passed his medical exam. The NTSB and the FAA are both contributing to the investigation, which is ongoing at this time.

“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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