Firefighters Onboard an Alaskan Rescue Plane Crashes

A report by the Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) noted that four firefighters survived a plane crash near the western Alaskan village of Aniak. The DOF owned the plane that crashed into the Kuskokwim River on takeoff. Government officials are investigating the crash for mechanical failure.

Plane Crashes & Injuries

Plane accidents can leave life-altering injuries. These include high medical bills along with costs of rehab and others need to live a normal life. A personal injury lawsuit can be the best option for claiming what you are owed. You can receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. This amount varies on the severity of injuries.

Wrongful Death

Even worse is when a family finds themselves surviving the aftermath of a crash without a loved one. There are options available. The surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages from an airline. These costs might include medical expenses, funeral benefits, loss of future earnings, financial support for surviving loved ones, and loss of companionship.

Firefighters Alaskan Rescue Plane Crash

A DOF report said that there were four firefighters on board along with a pilot. All on the plane suffered injuries from the crash. The seriousness of the injuries was not released. Alaska State Troopers and local Emergency Services personnel responded to the crash. DOF notified The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration.

The plane, an Aero Commander 500 Shrike, had emergency firefighters from two western Alaska villages to Soldotna onboard. The firefighters were going to extinguish wildfires in the Kodiak Forestry station. The plane crashed almost immediately after takeoff.

Get Help

A catastrophic plane crash or accident causes mental and physical suffering. Many describe panic, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and survivor’s guilt. These feelings can change a person for the rest of his or her life. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of a knowledgeable complex litigation attorney. We will fight to recover damages owed after this devastating accident. Our consultations are free. Contact us today.

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