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John Scott Dies after Plane Accident in Contra Costa County

John Scott Killed in Contra Costa County Aeroplane Crash at Byron Airport

Contra Costa County, California (May 12, 2020) – John Scott, 68, of Concord has been identified as the pilot who was killed in a plane crash on Saturday afternoon in Contra Costa County, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office.

A two-seat Bellanca 8GCBC plane, operated by Scott, flipped over and caught fire on the edge of the runway at about 1:20 p.m., on May 9, at Byron Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The glider tow plane was trailing a glider when it crashed, and the glider was lucky to land safely.

Scott, who was the sole occupant in the plane, died at the scene.

An investigation into the crash is underway by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Plane accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

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