Phoenix, AZ (June 20, 2019) – This past week, a pilot was critically injured in a plane crash that took place just west of the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.
The plane was identified as a single-engine Mooney M20, which almost struck a driver when it went down in the area of 31st Avenue and Deer Valley Road. The pilot was identified as Mark Brandemuehl of Mountain View. According to police, the man from California was pulled out of the burning plane and taken to the hospital, where he has since been listed in critical condition.
Allegedly, Brandemuehl endured surgeries every day. He also suffered severe burns to over 85% of his body.
At this time, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincerest thoughts to the pilot injured in this crash.
Plane crashes do not happen as commonly as other types of accidents across Arizona, but this does not mean that the state is stranger to them. Many of the plane crashes that do take place are privately owned planes and not commercial. Planes are governed under what is known as common carrier laws and so these cases can be very complex in nature. If you or somebody you know has been injured in an Arizona plane crash, you have many rights to compensation under the law.
At Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, our skilled and knowledgeable accident attorneys have helped many clients obtain damages that they deserve following a serious crash. We have years of experience in helping the many victims who are seriously injured in these accidents and want to give you more information about your legal options during this difficult time. Please reach out to us for a free consultation at (623) 562-3838.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.