A small plane crashed into a medical office building Thursday night in Watsonville killing four people, including two children, report media sources.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the single-engine plane went down soon after taking off from the Watsonville airport. The aircraft skidded roughly 50 to 75 yards through a parking lot next to Watsonville Community Hospital then struck the front of the medical office building, said a Watsonville Police Department official.
Two adults and two children who were aboard the airplane were killed. The hospital was not hit, and no one on the ground was injured. Despite the damage, the structure of the office building was still sound, said authorities.
Initial reports stated that two people had died, but after a Friday morning investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, the death toll was increased to four.
The information regarding the cause of the crash was not immediately available.
As a San Jose personal injury lawyer, I have witnessed first-hand the shock and grief of those left behind after an unexpected death. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the plane’s occupants.
Through my experience , I know how important it is for those dealing with the loss of a loved one to have a strong support network. I hope that the people affected by this accident are able to get the support they deserve.