Airplane Crash victim's husband files wrongful death suit

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC law firm has announced it has filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of the family of Heather Bridwell who died in the Lake Okeechobee plane crash in March of 2019, the firm said.

On March 8, 2019 Heather Bridwell and 4 others, including the pilot, died when the plane slammed into Lake Okeechobee. The flight originated at the Tampa International Airport and was intended to go the North Palm Beach County Airport. The plane apparently lost power to the left engine and the pilot was unable to land the plane.

The suit claims pilot error, lack of training and current certification as well as that the aircraft was not properly maintained, causing it to have mechanical defects and failures, ultimately leading to the crash.