Portland, OR – Daniel McKenna and Cynthia McKenna Killed in Plane Crash at Salem Municipal Airport

Portland, OR - Daniel McKenna and Cynthia McKenna Killed in Plane Crash at Salem Municipal Airport

Portland, OR – Daniel McKenna and Cynthia McKenna Killed in Plane Crash at Salem Municipal Airport

Portland, OR (January 31, 2022) – A plane crash reported in the Portland area has claimed two victims’ lives on Saturday afternoon.

Just before 3 p.m., on January 29, the Salem Police and Fire Departments were both requested on-site at a crash at the Salem Municipal Airport.

Reports from authorities show that a small Beech K35 aircraft was attempting to land at the airport when it became involved in a crash near the end of the runway.

The plane was occupied by two people at the time of the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene to find 66-year-old Daniel McKenna and 61-year-old Cynthia McKenna suffering from severe injuries. The two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police and the National Transportation Safety Board.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Daniel McKenna and Cynthia McKenna. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Plane Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR - Daniel McKenna and Cynthia McKenna Killed in Plane Crash at Salem Municipal AirportBetween 2017 and 2018, the number of airplane accidents in the United States increased from 1,315 to 1,347. This number continues to rise each year. Not only are we seeing more frequent airplane accidents, but the results are worsening as well. Although there are many reasons why plane accidents take place, pilot errors tend to be the leading cause. This is followed by defective parts, communication errors, negligence, and inexperience. Regrettably, human errors continue to claim the lives of hundreds of people each year in plane accidents. Thousands more are left with serious injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical attention.

Victims who are involved in airplane accidents are often left with serious injuries like broken bones, burn injuries, brain and neck injuries, and spinal cord damage. The consequences of airplane accidents are often catastrophic due to their very nature. When people are injured in airplane accidents, or your loved one is fatally injured, you should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. In some cases, victims are able to obtain compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward, lost wages, suffering, and more. Working with a knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward and recover.

Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Portland aviation attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience helping victims and their families get the justice they deserve after being harmed in accidents. Our team strives to help accident victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their accidents. We provide aggressive and responsive legal representation to our clients to ensure they are in the best position possible to protect their legal rights. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident involving an airplane, helicopter, or another form of aviation, contact our law firm today to see how we can help you. Call our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case review with our team. We are available to discuss your case and determine the legal options available to help you get the justice you deserve.

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