RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (March 1, 2017) – Three people were killed, including a male, a female, and a teenager, and two females were critically injured in a small plane crash on Monday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened late Monday afternoon, when a Cessna 310 that had just taken off from the Riverside Municipal airport carrying five people, abruptly nosedived into a home near the small airport for an unknown reason. Two of the women inside the plane were thrown from it during the collision, landing inside the home.
Nouri Jijazi, Danuta Hijazi, and Adine Farelas were all tragically pronounced dead after the accident. One of the women ejected from the plane was able to crawl out of the wreckage of the home, and was rushed to a hospital immediately. She has been identified as Sylvia Farelas, Adine Farelas’s mother. A second woman, Stacey Pierce, the daughter of Nouri and Danuta, suffered burns to 90% of her body, and was found under debris by firefighters and emergency personnel. She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition. The accident remains under investigation to determine cause and liability.
“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.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.