HOUSTON, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The aviation accident attorneys at Houston-based Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. are dedicated to helping determine the cause of the Tupelo, Miss. plane crash that occurred on Monday, May 16, 2016.
The small airplane — a Beechcraft Bonanza — crashed shortly after leaving the Tupelo Regional Airport at 8:30 in the morning. Unfortunately, all four individuals on board perished as a result of the crash. The four passengers included the pilot, Lt. Colonel Henry "Jack" Jackson, his wife, Gwynn Groggel, and passengers Dr. Charles Torti and his wife Carrie Torti. They were all from Kerrville, Texas and taking a trip to Virginia.
Shortly after takeoff, Jackson radioed twice, reporting that there was smoke in the cockpit.
George Fleming, founder and partner at Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., released the following statement,
"This is a very experienced pilot who issued a distress call on takeoff reporting smoke in the cockpit and said he would attempt an emergency landing. This may have some similarity to other aircraft accidents we have handled. So, we are opening an investigation on this tragic accident."
We would like to send our deepest condolences to the families of those lost in this tragic accident.
Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. has extensive experience in aviation accident cases. Attorney Fleming is a former pilot and member of the United States Army who has handled numerous high-profile cases involving aviation accidents. He has served with the United States Department of Justice and feels strongly about helping his fellow Texans and servicemembers in this accident.
To learn more about the firm, call (866) 977-6671 or visit their website at http://www.fleming-law.com/.
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