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Brighton, CO – Pilot Killed in Plane Crash near E 160th Ave

By Burg Simpson
September 3, 2020
4 min read

Brighton, CO (September 3, 2020) – A plane accident reported on Wednesday in the Brighton area claimed the life of one person. At approximately 12:15 p.m., on September 2, emergency crews in Adams County responded to the site of an incident near East 160th Avenue.

Reports provided by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office indicate that a two-seater airplane took off from the Van Aire Airport. After taking off, witnesses noticed that the engine appeared to have stalled. The plane then spiraled and crashed into a field near the area of East 160th Street and Gun Club Road in Brighton.

The pilot, and sole occupant of the plane, was fatally injured in the accident. Emergency personnel immediately declared the victim deceased at the scene of the crash. At this time, investigations surrounding the incident are underway with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Aircraft Accidents in Colorado

Brighton, CO – Pilot Killed in Plane Crash near E 160th AveAccidents involving aircraft send hundreds of victims to area hospitals every year with life-altering injuries. Although accidents involving helicopters, planes, and other aircraft are not as common as car accidents, the impacts of these collisions are often devastating for those involved. Many helicopter accidents take place as a result of defective or malfunctioning parts. When victims are injured in helicopter accidents, it is crucial that they reach out to an aviation accident attorney in Colorado as soon as possible. Although we want to believe that everyone recovers from their injuries, this is far from the truth. In fact, numerous people end up losing their lives as a result of plane accidents each year.

Our attorneys at Burg Simpson have earned a nationwide reputation for providing aggressive and trusted legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in aviation accidents. When victims lose their lives in collisions, families are often left to deal with unbearable mental and emotional consequences. Many families are forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and suffer emotional and mental consequences. When families lose loved ones in otherwise avoidable accidents, due to the negligence of others, they should reach out to a Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible.

Aviation disasters occur for a wide variety of reasons, many of which are related to poor maintenance of the aircraft and other mechanical issues. These problems are never the fault of the pilot or others on board, making a sudden accident no fault of the victim. It is important to understand the importance of aggressive representation to go after the liable party or parties following such an event. Our team of highly adept attorneys provides free consultations to determine the best legal approach to helping you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. If your loved one lost their life in an aviation accident as a result of another party or other entity, contact our Colorado personal injury law firm at (888) 895-2080 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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