Legal news for California aviation accident attorneys. A mechanical problem prompted the crash of an ultralight plane.
Aviation accident attorneys alerts- An ultralight plane crash in the Lake Isabella area killed two people.
Bakersfield, CA—An ultralight plane crashed, killing two Bodfish residents on Saturday, January 9, 2010. The aircraft reportedly appeared to have experienced a mechanical failure when it crashed in the Lake Isabella area, about 40 miles east of Bakersfield around 1:00 p.m., as reported by the Bakersfield Californian.
The ultralight plane reportedly took off from the Auxiliary Dam Campground when it apparently suffered a mechanical problem about 1,000 feet from the ground. Both of the planes occupants, Donald Wright, 31, and Athena Moreno, 18, were ejected from the plane before it slammed into the ground. Both of the occupants of the plane were found dead at the scene when rescue teams arrived. It is currently unknown what exactly prompted the crash. The wreckage of the plane was found on the west side of the Auxiliary Dam near Auxiliary Dam Road and Eva Avenue. Police officials and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) http://www.ntsb.gov/ are conducting a full investigation into the plane crash. Other reports indicated the ultralight plane was an experimental aircraft called the Airborne Streak 2. The relationship among the victims was not disclosed. Wright was reportedly the owner of the aircraft.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California aviation accident lawyers.