TUCSON, Arizona – James Lloyd Thompson, 57, of El Centro, California was killed in a small Piper airplane crash Sunday night about 45 miles from Tucson Tucson in the Mountain District northwest of Avra Valley, according to news reports.
Thompson was alone on the plane, but he had just dropped off his family members in New Mexico and had made a stop in Benson, Arizona.
About 9 p.m., his plane was no longer detected on radar and the Federal Aviation Administration sent the U.S Customs and Border Protection a message to begin a search for the lost airplane.
The small airplane crash is now under investigation by the FAA to determine the cause of the crash.
“There are numerous reasons why a small plane crashes including mechanical failure, defective parts, weather conditions, other aircraft intervening, medical emergencies and pilot error,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Whoever is deemed responsible for a fatal crash can be held liable for injuries or wrongful death of anyone killed as a result.”
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