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3 Injured in Small Plane Crash near Lago Visto

September 28, 2020

Three suffered injuries in a small plane crash on Monday afternoon in the Austin-area near Lago Vista. Multiple crews responded to Farm to Market Road 1431 Road near the 19700 and 19800 blocks. The crash happened between Jonestown and Lago Vista.

Authorities say the aircraft was a Beechcraft BE 36 Bonanza. Three were seated in the vehicle at the time of the crash, which was traveling from Brownsville, Texas.

Authorities have not yet released any information about what may have caused the crash.

The department of Public Safety has released the names of those injured in the crash. Among those injured were 61-year-old Jerry Harvey, 66-year-old Barbara Harvey and 36-year-old Jesse Kerr.

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Two Men Hurt in San Marcos When Planes Collide

September 24, 2020

Two men were injured when planes collided at San Marcos Regional Airport on Thursday September 24.

Two planes were trying to land at around 7:18 p.m. A Team Rocks F1 Experimental aircraft and a Cessna 172. One aircraft flipped and the other caught fire.

Two men were taken to the hospital following the collision. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A witness helped save two men inside of one of the planes.

Experts have not yet released a cause of the crash. FAA is conducting an investigation.

Man Struck and Killed by Commercial Plane at Austin Bergstrom International Airport

AUSTIN – Update May 12, 2020

Austin authorities identified the man killed while walking on the runway as 22-year-old Junin Ko. Officials have not released information about how Ko got onto the runway.

The Austin airport resumed normal service the following day, but the airplane involved in the crash showed cancellation notices for all four of its’ scheduled flights on Friday.

The audio and transcription between the pilot of Southwest Flight 1392 has now been released.

Southwest: “Tower, Southwest 1392, we believe there might be a person on the runway.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, where exactly do you see the man?”
Southwest: “Well they, uh, they’re behind us, they’re behind us now.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, roger. So you saw them just after you touched down?”
Southwest: “Affirm.”
ABIA Tower: “1392, roger.”

Security at the Austin airport is under scrutiny after the tragedy. Junin Ko was not unauthorized to be in the area and did not have a badge.

The FAA said in interviews that deaths on runways are so rare that it is not something that the agency regularly tracks. The entrance of an unauthorized person shows vulnerabilities in equipment, design or both. The airport security is now under scrutiny after this fatal tragedy.

May 7, 2020

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has confirmed that a man died while walking along the runway, and was struck by an aircraft at 8:12 p.m. on May 7, 2020.

What we know so far:

  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1392 reported an individual on runway 17-Right after their aircraft touched down.
  • Authorities have not yet released the identity of the individual struck by the plane
  • Damage (in the photo) can be seen to the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. Cowling (the outside housing of the engine) displayed damage with a sizable dent on the cowlings leading edge.
  • “The individuation has been described as unauthorized.”
  • Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
  • There is an ongoing investigation about this case. McMinn Law Firm is following the updates closely, and will be updating this page as new information is released to the public.
    This incident could the result of negligence. If you or someone you love has been harmed by the recklessness of a company or individual, read on to learn more about personal injury law.

Two Men Hurt in San Marcos When Planes Collide

September 24, 2020

Two men were injured when planes collided at San Marcos Regional Airport on Thursday September 24.

Two planes were trying to land at around 7:18 p.m. A Team Rocks F1 Experimental aircraft and a Cessna 172. One aircraft flipped and the other caught fire.

Two men were taken to the hospital following the collision. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A witness helped save two men inside of one of the planes.

Experts have not yet released a cause of the crash. FAA is conducting an investigation.

Man Struck and Killed by Commercial Plane at Austin Bergstrom International Airport

AUSTIN – Update May 12, 2020

Austin authorities identified the man killed while walking on the runway as 22-year-old Junin Ko. Officials have not released information about how Ko got onto the runway.

The Austin airport resumed normal service the following day, but the airplane involved in the crash showed cancellation notices for all four of its’ scheduled flights on Friday.

The audio and transcription between the pilot of Southwest Flight 1392 has now been released.

Southwest: “Tower, Southwest 1392, we believe there might be a person on the runway.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, where exactly do you see the man?”
Southwest: “Well they, uh, they’re behind us, they’re behind us now.”
ABIA Tower: “Southwest 1392, roger. So you saw them just after you touched down?”
Southwest: “Affirm.”
ABIA Tower: “1392, roger.”

Security at the Austin airport is under scrutiny after the tragedy. Junin Ko was not unauthorized to be in the area and did not have a badge.

The FAA said in interviews that deaths on runways are so rare that it is not something that the agency regularly tracks. The entrance of an unauthorized person shows vulnerabilities in equipment, design or both. The airport security is now under scrutiny after this fatal tragedy.

May 7, 2020

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has confirmed that a man died while walking along the runway, and was struck by an aircraft at 8:12 p.m. on May 7, 2020.

What we know so far:

  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1392 reported an individual on runway 17-Right after their aircraft touched down.
  • Authorities have not yet released the identity of the individual struck by the plane
  • Damage (in the photo) can be seen to the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. Cowling (the outside housing of the engine) displayed damage with a sizable dent on the cowlings leading edge.
  • “The individuation has been described as unauthorized.”
  • Austin-Travis Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
  • There is an ongoing investigation about this case. McMinn Law Firm is following the updates closely, and will be updating this page as new information is released to the public.
    This incident could the result of negligence. If you or someone you love has been harmed by the recklessness of a company or individual, read on to learn more about personal injury law.

Aviation Accident Lawyers

An aircraft can be a dangerous vehicle, but if proper care is taken, almost all injuries or deaths can be avoided. Many individuals are injured as the result of negligence in transportation or care of an aircraft, defective products or medical negligence related to aircraft accidents. At the McMinn Law Firm our attorneys are dedicated to providing exceptional and aggressive representation to the victims and families of aviation accidents. We are experienced in handling cases and claims arising out of negligence in transportation or maintenance, medical care, or defective products.

When you are involved in a plane crash, you need an immediate investigation to preserve the evidence related to the crash. Our attorneys work with experts and are experienced in working to identify the cause of the accident and every liable party.

We can determine if the accident was caused by:

  • Inclement weather
  • Pilot error
  • Manufacturing defect
  • Design defect
  • Air traffic control error
  • Maintenance failures

Regardless of what caused the plane crash, we will identify every source of liability and pursue damages for your losses. If you have lost a loved one in an aviation accident, our attorneys can represent you in a wrongful death action and will fight for the compensation you deserve.

We can assist our clients with any of the following aircraft accidents:

  • Private plane crashes
  • Commercial airline accidents
  • Helicopter accidents
  • Medical transportation accidents
  • Corporate jets

Our attorneys will represent both passengers and crew members involved in private and commercial litigation. When you and your family suffer an aviation tragedy, you need counsel you can trust.

Contact the McMinn Law Firm for experienced legal service from our Austin, Texas, personal injury firm. Our lawyers offer professional and effective legal representation to the victims and families of fatal plane crashes.

Free consultations • We will come to visit you at your home or in the hospital • Contact us 24/7 at (512) 474-0222 or use our contact form.

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"Jason, Justin, and their entire support team represented me in an accident involving an 18 wheeler. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, and maybe as importantly, the service along the way was something you would want as a client, their entire team was amazing! I can with great confidence recommend them to friends, family, and to anyone who happens to read this. Thank you McMinn Law Firm for a job well done!"

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"The McMinns were amazing. Within two days of my accident – and still barely able to move – I received a visit to my house for personal consultation (on a Saturday). All the initial feedback about my potential case turned out to be 100% accurate, and when it finally came time to settle they didn’t back off an inch. …If you’re hurt, make the call."

- Harry

"I was rear ended by a large truck. Am thankful for Justin and Jason and their team and all the hard work they put into resolving my case! I highly recommend that you contact them if you’re injured in a wreck!"

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