Embraer Aircraft Crashes Near Washington-DC

December 14, 2014
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A small private jet crashed into a house this Monday in the area of Maryland, near Washington - DC, killing at least six people, including three in the house it hit, authorities said.

At least three people, including the founder and chief executive of a clinical research organization, were killed in an Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet that was on approach to nearby Montgomery County Airpark, an airport for small, private planes about 20 miles north of the nation's capital.

A stay-at-home mom and her two young children also perished, said spokesman Pete Piringer of Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service. A 5-year-old daughter went to school Monday morning and is safe; the father of the family, Kenneth Gemmell, also was not home at the time of the crash.

The corporate jet, registered to Sage Aviation of Chapel Hill, N.C., crashed into one two-story wood-frame home, setting it and an adjacent home on fire at around 10:45 a.m. ET. A third home also was damaged.

In a press release, Embraer expressed deep grief for the accident. "The company will be at full disposal of the aeronautic authorities to help with the investigations", it concludes. (Source: ANSA)

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Besides representing several families, our lawyers supported the creation of family associations. These associations, by means of political pressure, accomplished the successful investigation and accountability of responsible parties in both accidents, in Brazil and France.

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