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Serving the United States from offices in:
Michigan – Colorado – Pennsylvania

Katzman Lampert & Stoll

AVIATION CRASH LAWYERS

Over Five Decades Representing
Victims and Their Families
Serving the United States from offices in:
Michigan – Colorado – Pennsylvania

Canadian Piper PA-32R Plane Crashes Near Nashville, TN: Five Fatalities Confirmed in Interstate 40 Tragedy

A tragic airplane crash on Interstate 40 near Nashville, Tennessee, claimed the lives of all five passengers aboard a Canadian-registered Piper PA-32R on Monday night. Officials report that the aircraft encountered a catastrophic engine failure, leading to its devastating impact just off the highway. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assisting, will lead the investigation into the incident, promising updates as they become available.

The Nashville Fire Department, represented by spokesperson Kendra Loney, recounted witness statements describing the plane’s crash as an implosion upon impact, emphasizing the severity of the event. The crash occurred in a grassy median close to a local Costco on Charlotte Pike around 7:45 p.m., narrowly avoiding buildings and vehicles. Despite the heavy flames encountered by first responders, they managed to extinguish the fire and secure the crash site for further investigation.

Victims Identified as Canadian Family: A Closer Look at the Journey from Ontario to Nashville

Authorities have identified the victims as Victor Dotsenko, 43, his wife, Rimma, 39, and their children, David, 12, Adam, 10, and Emma, 7, all Canadian citizens. The family was traveling from Milton, Ontario, making stops in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Mount Sterling, Kentucky, before their final, ill-fated leg to Nashville. The aircraft, bearing tail number C-FBWH, indicates its Canadian registration and was noted for its high performance as a single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft capable of seating up to seven passengers.

Prior to the crash, the pilot, Victor Dotsenko, communicated with air traffic control, indicating that his engine had ceased operation and expressing doubt about reaching John C. Tune Airport. Despite efforts to make an emergency landing, the situation proved insurmountable, leading to the tragic outcome.

Investigation Underway by NTSB and FAA After Tragic Tennessee Airplane Accident

The investigative process by the NTSB follows a structured approach, aiming to not only determine the cause of such incidents but also to enhance aviation safety through the implementation of recommendations derived from the findings. This process typically spans 12 to 24 months, during which the details of the crash will be meticulously analyzed.

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