A Clark County aviation accident claimed a life, news reports show. The Monday morning crash only involved one aircraft, and according to reports, the accident is still under investigation.
Officials responded to a call around 9:20 a.m. from a witness who had seen an ultralight crash near Daybreak Airport on JA Moore Road. Details regarding the moments prior to the collision were not disclosed.
First responders and law enforcement found the small aircraft several hundred yards off a private grass runway in the Battle Ground/La Center area. No other aircrafts or vehicles were hit.
According to the reports, the pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.
Washington aviation accidents aren’t as common as auto collisions. As a matter of fact, statistics show that by 2019, the number of fatal plane accidents per million flights dropped 12 fold since 1970. However, data on accidents involving small aircrafts isn’t readily available.
In many cases, the accidents that are reported are caused by mechanical error, engine issues, fuel loss, weather, air traffic control mistakes, or pilot error. When any of these factors are at play, victims may be exposed to risks that could have been prevented.
While we do not know what prompted this Clark County aviation accident, we hope Washington authorities are investigating it thoroughly.
It’s important that others who might be exposed to similar risks know how this accident happened so they may be able to avoid crashes in the future.
To those who are injured in aviation accidents, seeking legal help is essential. After all, many victims of different types of accidents are often left in the dark when it comes to their rights. Obtaining professional guidance can help victims find justice.
For more on this deadly aircraft accident, follow this link for the report.