Kreindler Retained by Passengers of the Cape Air Flight 2072 Cessna 402C Plane Crash in Provincetown, Massachusetts
September 9, 2021
Kreindler has been retained by 4 of the passengers in the crash of a Cessna 402C aircraft operating as Cape Air Flight 2072. The Cessna was carrying 6 passengers and 1 crew member when it crashed in Provincetown, Massachusetts on Thursday, September 9, 2021.
The plane, which had just flown in from Boston Logan International Airport, was attempting to land on Runway 7 when the pilot apparently decided to abort the landing attempt and try again. As he tried to climb back up, the plane hit trees and crashed near the airport runway. Everyone on board was able to escape before the plane was engulfed in flames, but all 7 people on board sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash. One area of investigation will surely be the weather, including the direction and speed of the winds at the time of the attempted landing.
The fixed-wing Cessna aircraft was equipped with twin reciprocating Continental Motor TSIO-520 SER engines and was registered as N88833 to Hyannis Air Service, Inc. in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The plane was manufactured in 1980.
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Kreindler lawyers have handled cases against Cape Air and multiple cases involving Cessna crashes
In 2013, a Cape Air passenger was seriously injured on a Cape Air Cessna 402 aircraft in an incident that resulted in his seat collapsing and causing him serious injuries. The case was resolved after a hard-fought litigation in 2017 for a significant confidential amount.
Kreindler lawyers have handled many cases involving Cessna aircraft, including the Cessna 402 aircraft involved in this crash. Included in our previous Cessna cases is the tragic crash of a Cessna Citation II 550 business jet in which an emergency transplant team including two surgeons, two perfusionists and two pilots were killed while transporting organs and en route to a patient awaiting a lung transplant at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
Kreindler was successful in another Cessna case in which a pilot instructor crashed into a wooded area after experiencing a total loss of engine power.
Kreindler prevailed against Cessna in a bird strike case following a Cessna 172S fatal crash in Texas.
Kreindler also filed suit on behalf of a New York family following the tragic crash of a Cessna R182 in New Fairfield, Connecticut which killed the pilot and his wife. The airplane lost all engine power and was determined to require an emergency landing before it crashed. The investigation revealed critical defects to the engine that the defendants had been aware of.
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