Vernal, UT – 2 Seriously Injured In Plane Crash At Vernal Regional AirportUtah Legal News
Vernal, UT (July 31, 2019) – Two people have been reported as severely injured in an accident when their plane stalled after takeoff and crashed. The incident took place on Monday morning, July 29th, at the Vernal Regional Airport.
The two injured parties were identified as a 27-year-old flight instructor and an 18-year-old woman who were in a Cessna 162 Skycatcher.
Reports from the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office indicate that the instructor was demonstrating a take-off technique when the plane stalled while 100 feet in the air. The instructor tried to power the plane back on but was unsuccessful. The plane crashed onto the shoulder of the runway and skidded across it, coming to a stop on the grass.
Both victims were transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to a medical facility in Salt Lake City.
The National Transportation Safety Board is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Airplane Crashes in Utah
While planes are considered to be a safe method of transportation, accidents can still happen. 50 percent of airplane crashes are due to pilot error in the United States.
A majority of those involved in plane crash live to tell the tale.
However, they are still likely to sustain serious injuries as a result. In some cases, victims are able to partner with a qualified Salt Lake City personal injury attorney in order to bring the at-fault party to justice.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Siegfried & Jensen strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.