Three people lost their lives when the small plane they were traveling in crashed in the Mojave Desert. According to news reports, a four-seat Beech 33 Bonanza had taken off from North Las Vegas and was headed to Corona, Calif. when it went down about 10 miles east of Barstow. The pilot of the aircraft had declared that he needed to make an emergency landing shortly before impacting with the ground.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the airplane crash. Investigators were seen collecting evidence from the accident scene and trying to determine the cause of the plane crash. Apparently this is the second small plane to crash near Barstow, California this year. More information on the accident is expected to be released in the coming days.
As a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles I urge airplane pilots to always perform a thorough pre-flight inspection as well as review the maintenance records of the aircraft to be flown. If you or a loved one were involved in an aircraft accident, speak with an experienced airplane crash attorney to discuss your legal options.