Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2005
On December 19, 2005, a Chalk's Ocean Airways Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard crashed and exploded off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, killing all 20 people on board. Steigerwalt & Associates and the Law Offices of Wayne Ferrell have teamed up to represent the victims of this airplane accident.
Witnesses report that the plane was trailing white smoke, while others claimed to see flames shooting from its belly. The plane then broke apart in midair and exploded before it crashed into the ocean in front of dozens of stunned onlookers.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was alerted to the incident due to a midair explosion of unverified nature, although according to spokespeople for the FBI no initial signs of terrorism or sabotage were found.
It was nighttime before the 19th body was discovered, and rescuers continued to search in darkness to recover the last victim. It is reported most of the victims on board were family, vacationing the Bahamas during the winter holidays.
The plane in question had a history of mechanical problems stemming al the way back to 1984. In one instance the plane’s control surfaces failed to respond properly, and in another the landing gear would not retract. Then, in 2002 the landing gear failed again causing the plane to skid at a Ft. Lauderdale airport.
A tragedy of this scope and magnitude affects not only the friends, relatives, and loved ones of the victims, but anyone who relies on safe airplane travel. If one accident can claim the lives of 20 innocent people on their way to their vacation, what message does it send to the other 300 million Americans who trust their lives to allegedly “safe” airlines?
It takes special understanding of aircraft, airlines, and air travel in order to properly represent the victims of such a tragedy. Experience litigating complex aviation accidents is the foundation of the career of Wayne Ferrell.
As a graduate of Jackson School of Law and a member of the United States Air Force, Mr. Ferrell has a combination of technical experience and legal expertise that gives him the unique perspective on your aviation accident case. He has litigated dozens of cases that occur as the result of the negligence or irresponsibility of major airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and insurance companies.
The offices of Wayne Ferrell and Steigerwalt & Associates are currently investigating claims arising from this tragic incident. If you had a loved one or friend effects by this catastrophic event please visit our website at, http://www.resource4aviationlaw.com
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