Legal News for Virginia Aviation Accident Attorneys. A small plane crashed into a UPS Freight building in Roanoke, Virginia, killing the pilot and injuring a passenger.
Virginia aviation accident attorney alerts- Federal officials to conduct investigation into deadly aviation crash involving UPS building.
Roanoke, VA—A single-engine plane crashed into a UPS building in close proximity to the Roanoke Regional Airport, causing the pilot to suffer fatal injuries on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. A passenger aboard the small aircraft also suffered severe injuries in the fiery aviation accident, according to information provided by the Roanoke Times.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Jill Demko allegedly reported that shortly after the Piper PA-46 Malibu single-engine aircraft took off from Roanoke Regional Airport, also known as Woodrum Field, 59-year-old pilot Peter Sheeran notified the airport that he “had no control over the airplane”. The small plane subsequently crashed into a UPS Freight building and caught fire on impact.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel seemingly responded to the scene of the airplane wreck where Sheeran was fatally injured. A passenger aboard the plane, identified as John Whitmer, was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital so doctors and nurses could treat him for the serious injuries he suffered in the aviation accident.
The deadly plane crash is under investigation by authorities from the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Virginia State Police (VSP), who are expected to look into “weather, the airplane’s maintenance history, log books, radar records and the plane’s mechanical components” as a means of finding out what might have caused the fatal aircraft wreck.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Virginia Aviation Accident Lawyers.