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MERIDEN: Joseph Tomanelli Dead, Daniel Tomanelli Injured in Small Plane Crash near Meriden-Markham Airport

“Aviation Accident”

MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT (April 24, 2017) – A man was killed and his 21 year old son was injured in a small plane crash near the Meriden-Markham Airport on Monday evening, according to a local news source. (map)

56 year old Joseph Tomanelli and his 21 year old son Daniel Tomanelli were on board a small, single engine plane that was possibly a 1971 Piper PA-28-180. The plane was attempting to land at the Meriden-Markham Airport around 6:28 pm. Witnesses at the scene said they saw the plane circling overhead before turning abruptly to fly in another direction. The plane went down a few minutes later, crashing through a chain link fence, across a road, and into an embankment off Hanover Road.

Joseph Tomanelli was tragically pronounced dead as a result of the accident. His son, Daniel Tomanelli, was found near the wreckage alive, but with major injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital, and is in unknown condition. The accident remains under open investigation 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) 541-2111. We are here to help you.


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