A Kansas family of six died last week when their plane crashed in a remote area of Lake Wales, Florida. According to authorities, the single-turboprop, fixed wing plane “began to break apart and crashed into a remote, palmetto-covered stretch” of land. Rescuers found parts of the malfunctioning plane as far as four miles from the crash site. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the crash and it remains under investigation, but an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board stated that certain parts were found “structurally separated.”
The land is not easily accessible, requiring the use of all terrain vehicles and helicopters to locate the bodies. The bodies of Ronald Bramlage, 45; his wife, Rebecca Bramlage, 43; and their children, Brandon, 15; Boston, 13; Beau, 11; and Roxanne, 8 were all recovered by rescuers on Friday afternoon. “‘We can tell you that none are now unaccounted for,’ Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. ‘It’s just a tragic event of monumental proportion, but we’re pleased that we’re at least reuniting the entire family.'”
The family was retuning from a trip to the Bahamas and landed in the St. Lucie County Airport to clear customs. Ronald was piloting the 2006 Pilatus Pc-12/47 plane. Thirty-six minutes after departing the St. Lucie County Airport for their final destination of Junction City, Kansas, the first 911 call in from the aircraft. Shortly after, the plane crashed, killing all of its passengers. The prominent Kansas family was well known for their charitable endeavors as well as “always having a house full of neighborhood kids.
Kansas family dies in Florida plane crash, www.CNN.com June 09, 2012.
The loss of this entire family is a tragic event for both the Florida and Kansas communities. While the matter is still under investigation, preliminary results show that the plane somehow malfunctioned and caused the death of this family. The lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona are experienced product defect attorneys who have dedicated over twenty years to helping victims who have been injured from use of a defective product. The Miami aviation attorneys are also experienced in recovering compensation for victims of airplane accidents and wrongful death. The Broward personal injury attorneys understand how emotionally traumatic losing a loved one can be and are equipped in helping you handle the loss and recover compensation for the loss of your loved one. Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation!
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