An airplane crash in Galveston has resulted in the wrongful death of its two occupants, pilot, 51 year-old Keith Hibbett of Denton, Texas, and passenger, 66-year-old John Stephen Busby of the United Kingdom.
The airplane crash occurred on Wednesday, just short of noon. The captain of a nearby charter boat reported the crash to the authorities. The wreckage and the bodies of the plane’s two occupants were found in the Galveston/Chocolate Bay area where the airplane had plummeted into shallow water. We send prayers and heartfelt condolences to the families of Mr.Hibbett and Mr. Busby.
The circa 1940s P-51 Mustang, named Galveston Gal, was property of or operated by the Lone Star Flight Museum of Galveston. The airplane was previously used by El Salvador Air Force. The museum offered rides at about $2,000 per passenger, per ride.
Although the cause of this tragedy is still under investigation, the speculation in this case as in most other airplane accidents usually turns to the possibility of a mechanical failure. You would think that the museum would ensure the safety of the airplane’s riders, given the large price tag. If that is the case, the museum could be held accountable for these wrongful death claims on the contention that the museum did not properly maintain this plane. The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the cause of this fatality.
To speak with a lawyer about this accident or if you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may call an experienced Galveston personal injury lawyer at 713-454-7875.
– Article By Richard Weaver