two pilots killed in A5 Crash in napa county
Jon Karkow and Cagri Seaver Killed in A5 Crash in Napa County

“Investigation Ongoing”

NAPA, CALIFORNIA (May 8, 2017) – Two pilots were killed on Monday in the first ever fatal accident of the A5 aircraft, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened at Lake Berryessa, a small lake in Napa County near the headquarters of Icon Aircraft, the manufacturers of the A5. The A5 was an amphibious small aircraft that had only one previous crash in its history, until Monday.

55 year old John Karkow was tragically killed in the crash, as was Cagri Sever, 41. John Karkow was the lead test pilot and a lead engineer on the A5, an experimental aircraft that had rave reviews from every test flight. About 20 A5s have been built and have logged over 3,500 flight hours collectively. The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing at this time.

“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) 864-6664. We are here to help you.
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