On Tuesday night, November 19, 2013, a Learjet 35, registration number XAUSD (Mexican), with two pilots and two medical passengers, crashed after taking off from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
“Shortly after taking off Tuesday night from a private terminal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the plane plunged into the water about a mile offshore. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the jet was carrying two pilots and two passengers to Cozumel, an island off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.”
“The FAA and Coast Guard did not confirm the identities of those on board, but in a statement reported by Reuters, Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry named the pilots as Jose Galvan de la O. and Josue Buendia and the two passengers as Fernando Senties and Mariana Gonzalez.” (Source: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/20/21546343-florida-sea-search-after-learjet-carrying-doctors-crashes-on-flight-to-mexico).
The links embedded below provide preliminary news coverage of this flight-related tragedy and we at Pilot Law, P.C. are actively investigating this unfortunate incident. We are keenly sympathetic to affected parties in tragedies such as this, having litigated dozens like it in courts throughout the country and abroad and being pilots ourselves. In cases such as this, affected parties may have legal recourse against various entities, including the aircraft and/or component manufacturers and the owner/operator of the aircraft. We at Pilot Law, P.C. bring years’ of experience and expertise to bear and will diligently and relentlessly pursue the truth on behalf of the victims and their families.