Richard Joseph Engel and Dog Killed in Small Plane Crash near Benton Airpark [Redding, CA]


Richard Joseph Engel and Dog Killed in Small Plane Crash near Benton Airpark [Redding, CA]
Richard Joseph Engel and Dog Killed in Small Plane Crash near Benton Airpark [Redding, CA]Richard Joseph Engel and Dog Killed in Small Plane Crash near Benton Airpark [Redding, CA]

Pilot and Pet Fatally Injured after Plane Accident near Placer Street

 
REDDING, CA (August 29, 2018) – A man and his dog were killed late Wednesday morning following a small plane crash near Placer Street. The victim was later identified as 71-year-old Richard Joseph Engel of Shingletown.
 
As per reports, the accident took place shortly after 11:00 AM near the Benton Airpark. A Cessna 150 pulled up at takeoff when it went down in a gully and landed in the ravine at the north end of the airpark.
 
Homeowners near the area rushed to the scene and attempted to render aid to Engel and his pet dog. However, they noticed that the occupants of the plane were unconscious and unresponsive. Emergency crews arrived and pronounced the pilot dead after suffering major injuries.
 
An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash and to identify possible contributing factors. The National Transportation Safety Board is also expected to investigate the incident. No additional information has been disclosed to the public at this time.


We at Sweet Law offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Richard Joseph Engel. May he rest in peace.


If you have lost a loved one in a tragic small plane accident, contact the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet Law Group. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your case. Our team understands what you and your family are going through, and we are here to help. Call (800) 203-3061 today for a free case evaluation by a legal professional in a location near you. We promise to fight for you, day and night, until we achieve the justice and compensation that is owed. For your convenience, we are also available through email, text message, and online chat.
 

 

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