Skydiving plane crash in Hawaii kills 11

| Aug 2, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Many car, truck and aviation accidents are caused by negligence. Earlier this year, 11 people were killed in a Hawaii skydiving plane accident and a recent report shows that the company operating the plane did not have the necessary permits for skydiving. Reports show that this was the country’s deadliest civil aviation accident since 2011.

According to investigators, the plane crashed to the ground shortly after taking off from Dillingham Airfield, northwest of Honolulu, and all 11 people on board were killed, including two solo jumpers who joined the flight at the last minute. In 2016, the same plane apparently stalled and spun multiple times during flight, forcing multiple skydivers to jump for safety.

The Oahu Parachute Center, the company operating the plane, apparently was not in good standing two months before this accident, according to Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The company was sent a permit application in April, requesting proof of the plane’s safety and $30,000 in fees. The owner apparently had a 2010 permit for parachute repairs and rigging under a different company name, but the company was not registered to occupy the state land it was on. The company was evicted from the state land five days after the accident due to violations and its 2010 permit was revoked.

When a loved one is killed in a personal injury accident due to the negligence of another person or company, families may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, the family can recover damages for funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of services and other costs stemming from the loss of the loved one.

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