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Michigan Small Plane Crash Involving University Recruit Results in Fatalities, Injuries

By Lipton Law on June 27, 2011 - No comments

A recent recruit to the University of Michigan men’s basketball team is in critical condition in a northern Lower Peninsula hospital after a plane crash that took the lives of his father and stepmother, according to a recent article in the Detroit Free Press.

The young man, a high school basketball star in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was riding in a single-engine plane piloted by his father. The family was headed to their summer home in Charlevoix when the plane crashed. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are still looking for the cause of the accident. The future Michigan student was the only survivor of the crash, and he is currently receiving care at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

The injured man and his family were no strangers to plane crashes. In 2003, the plane his father was piloting clipped a power line and crashed, taking the lives of his mother and two siblings.

The rate of accidents for airplanes of all sizes is much lower than the rate of accidents for other forms of transportation, especially cars. But when something does go wrong on a plane, the risks of severe injury and death are much greater. If you’ve been injured in an aviation accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Michigan accident attorneys at Lipton Law. We will help you fight for compensation and hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. For a confidential consultation, call us today at 248-557-1688.

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