[09-25-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Two Seriously Injured Following Plane Crash in San Pedro

Published September 26, 2023

[09-25-2023] Two Seriously Injured Following Plane Crash in San PedroA 45-year-old pilot and a female flight student in her 30s were seriously injured following a plane crash in San Pedro, Los Angeles, on Monday afternoon, September 25, 2023.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to reports of the crash around 1:00 p.m. in the 400 block of Westmont Drive at the Field of Dreams park near the border of Wilmington.

Fire crews arrived at the scene with two bystanders extricating the female occupant. Shortly after, firefighters were able to extract the male pilot.

Both victims were in critical condition and were transported to a nearby hospital. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

An investigation will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration into the cause of the crash.

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What to Do After a Plane Accident

The aftermath of a plane crash can be disorienting and traumatic to the victims. However, there are only a few things that you need to do in order to protect your rights for financial compensation. Here are five things that you need to follow:

  • Remain calm and check yourself for injuries before checking on others. After that, look for a secure location near the accident scene.
  • Contact 911 and other authorities to inform them about the crash. They will create an official report, which will be helpful for your claim.
  • Obtain the contact details of everyone involved in the plane crash, including the witnesses. Include their names, phone numbers, and insurance information, and do not forget to photograph the license plates, vehicles, and other potential evidence.
  • Contact your insurer and make a report. There are statutes of limitations that will affect your claim if it’s not made as soon as possible.
  • Consult with a plane crash victim lawyer as soon as possible. They will make sure to process your claim smoothly and quickly.


Plane Crash Statistics

Although fatalities in commercial aviation accidents dropped by half in 2020, 299 died in catastrophic incidents. Mechanical failures, pilot blunders, corporate irresponsibility, disobedience to FAA laws, and so on are some of the human causes that might lead to a plane disaster.

There were 1,347 civilian aircraft accidents in the U.S. in 2018. There have been 1,302 reported mishaps in 2019. A total of 395 fewer individuals perished in plane crashes that year than the previous year.

While there are undeniable advantages to flying over driving, accidents occasionally occur and put passengers in danger. Extreme weather, animal sightings, and unusual landing conditions are just some of the things that might go wrong during a flight.