Kreindler Attorneys Following Tragic Cessna 560 Citation XLS Business Jet Crash in Farmington, Connecticut
September 2, 2021
Two pilots and two passengers were killed as a result of the September 2, 2021 crash of a Cessna 560 Citation XLS business jet into a manufacturing building in Farmington, Connecticut. In addition to the four deaths, two employees on the ground who were in the manufacturing building at the time of the crash suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The passengers were two young Boston physicians, Dr. Courtney Haviland and Dr. William Shrauner, a married couple. Tragically, they were pregnant at the time and leave behind a one-year old son. The two pilots were identified as William O’Leary of Bristol, Connecticut, and Mark Morrow of Danbury, Connecticut. According to FAA records, the Cessna XLS was registered as N560AR and owned and operated by Brook Haven Properties LLC out of Camden, Delaware. The fixed-wing jet was powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW545 SER turbo-fan engines.
Identified tire marks in the runway suggest an issue involving the brakes that will surely be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
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National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into maintenance records of the Cessna 560 XLS which crashed shortly after taking off from Plainville-Robertson Airport located in Plainville, Connecticut. The NTSB will also be investigating weather reports, information obtained at the crash site including witness statements, radar, and air traffic communications.
Kreindler Experience with Cessna Crashes
Kreindler lawyers have handled many cases involving Cessna aircraft. Included among our previous Cessna cases is the tragic crash of a Cessna Citation II 550 business jet in which an emergency medical 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 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.
Kreindler prevailed against Cessna in a bird strike case following a Cessna 172S fatal crash in Texas.
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.
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Photo Credit: Cessna 560 Citation XLS business jet, Pete Webber