WWII-Era Plane Crash in Chino Kills Two Pilots

plane crash in Chino

CHINO, CA (June 16, 2024)Tragedy struck in Chino, California, as two pilots lost their lives when their Lockheed 12A, a historic WWII-era aircraft, crashed shortly after takeoff from Chino Airport on Saturday. 


Identified by friends as Frank Wright, Chief of Operations at Yanks Air Museum, and another pilot, the incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. with no other passengers onboard and no injuries on the ground.


Witnesses at a nearby Father’s Day event recounted the horrifying moment, noting the aircraft’s sudden sharp tilt to the left before it nosedived, leading to an explosive impact. The Federal Aviation Administration has initiated an investigation, with the National Transportation Safety Board also involved to determine the cause of the crash.


Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration have commenced an investigation into the crash, with the National Transportation Safety Board set to join the probe. 


An NTSB investigator is scheduled to arrive at the scene of the plane crash in Chino on Sunday to thoroughly document and examine the wreckage, which will subsequently be transported to a secure facility for further analysis to ascertain the precise cause of the crash.


As the aviation and local communities mourn this tragic loss, there are significant legal considerations and rights for the families of the deceased that need careful attention.

If you or someone you know is seeking expert legal advice or representation related to aviation accidents or similar incidents, please consider contacting RTM Law Firm. Our team of Los Angeles accident attorneys is prepared to offer comprehensive support and guidance, ensuring that the rights and interests of those affected are effectively represented and upheld during this challenging time. Contact us for a free consultation.




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