Somerset Plane Crash: Lawyers Call For ‘Swift Answers’

Four Killed In Incident Close To Churchinford

16.11.2015

Specialist aviation lawyers have revealed hopes for swift answers as investigations continue into a light aircraft crash in Somerset in which four people were killed.

A 56-year-old man, a 55-year-old woman, a 23-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were killed in the incident on Saturday (November 14th), when their aircraft came down close to the village of Churchinford.

It has been reported that all of the victims were from the same family, with the plane reportedly heading towards Dunkeswell Aerodrome in Devon when the incident occurred.

Police have launched a joint investigation with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) into the crash and also to recover the aircraft.

Reacting to reports of the crash, specialist aviation lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have emphasise the importance of the AAIB  working quickly to determine how the crash came to occur.

The legal experts specialise in providing legal support to injured victims and the families of those killed in aviation accidents both in the UK and abroad.

Expert Opinion
“News of this tragedy is a major concern and while it is of course very early days, it is vital that the AAIB and police work swiftly and thoroughly to determine how this crash occurred.

“The investigation will have to consider all aspects in order to determine the full chain of events that contributed to the tragic crash. This will include assessing weather conditions at the time of the incident, as well as the actions of the pilot and whether any technical issues contributed.

"Hopefully the AAIB will be able to publish a prompt and comprehensive accident report so that lessons can be learned which could improve flight safety in the future."
Jim Morris, Partner