None of us ever expects that a plane would suddenly crash in our neighborhood. Fortunately, these accidents are rare, but when they do happen they can literally bring death and destruction from above, whether they happen in Montana or elsewhere.
An example is the recent crash of a Cessna 210 in a park in Missouri, agonizingly close to a baseball field. Fortunately, the area is relatively wide-open, providing the plane with the space needed to land. The plane went down around 6 p.m.
Although no one on the ground was injured, the pilot and passenger, males in their 20's or 30's, were hurt in the plane crash and taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The passenger's injuries were listed as serious, and the pilot's as minor.
Police secured the area and were waiting for investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration to arrive the next morning. The plane reportedly took off from Jacksonville, Florida. Its destination is not known.
Plane crashes are rare considering the overall number of miles traveled, but when they do happen, both those in the aircraft, as well as those on the ground, can be injured or killed.
In this crash, both the pilot and the passenger suffered injuries. In all civil and commercial aviation accidents, investigations are done to determine whether pilot error or a mechanical problem was the cause. The FAA investigates civil aviation, and the National Transportation Safety Board investigates commercial crashes.
Whatever the cause, victims of aviation accidents may be able to file personal injury lawsuits. Surviving family members of those killed can seek compensation through wrongful death suits as well.